Maria Greg: Spoke 4 Languages

Maria Greg died Saturday March 8, 2014 at Waterview Hills Nursing Home. She was 102 years old. 
Maria was born in Sopron, Hungary on December 15, 1911. She was the daughter of Istvan Keglovics and Apollonia Krutzler. She grew up in Hungary with her sister Ploni and her brothers, Pista, Laci and Elek.

In 1935, she met John Greg (nee Gregorencsics). They were married on October 15, 1935.

They moved to New York City. They had two children. They lived in Astoria, 
Queens, New York for 42 years. In 1977 they moved to Brewster, NY.

Maria worked in a safety pin factory when she first came to America. She went to night school to learn English. She was multi-lingual speaking German, Croatian, Hungarian and English.

In the late fifties she worked at the law firm Paul, Wiess, Rifkind, Wharton and 
Garrison as a file clerk.

She studied and received her GED in 1967 because her school records had been 
destroyed in Hungary. She understood the importance of education and fostered 
this love in her children by exposing them to the arts, the theater, and museums.

Maria was a volunteer Girl Scout leader. She also volunteered her time raising 
money for the March of Dimes. She was a teacher’s aide at PS 122 elementary 
school. Maria loved to garden. She was happiest when she was out in the woods 
working the good earth.

She had many friends who loved her.

She is survived by her son John Greg, her granddaughter Jennifer Johnson, her 
grandson Scott Twomey and his wife Karen and her great grandson Steven Johnson. 

She was predeceased by her daughter Marie Twomey in 2012.

Arrangements are being handled by Beecher Funeral Home.
Elizabeth R. Apgar Triano March 10, 2014 at 12:05 PM
RIPRIG as we say (Rest in Peace, Rise in Glory), sounds like a great lady who touched many lives. We need more like her.


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