Marie Faryewicz Renshaw, 87, of North Little Rock passed away Sunday, May 25, 2014.
She was a 67-year member of St Patrick’s Catholic Church in North Little Rock and taught for 25 years at St. Patrick’s School. Almost 800 children were taught by her in the second grade, most of them made their First Holy Communion under her teaching. Mrs. Renshaw was known as the "teacher who walked backward" because of her habit of watching for misbehavior. She loved her flowers and flower garden, and was happy to give a tour of her backyard to visitors. She was a devoted Catholic and taught with the Sisters of Mercy at St. Patrick’s school. She was an avid bridge player and played almost to the end of her life. Her first language was Polish, and she could recite prayers in Polish for most of her life.
She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Courtney Renshaw; daughters, Kay Fellone (Frank) and Dena Gunderson (Ralph); six grandchildren, Brian Fellone (Linda), Vince Fellone (Anthea), Nick Fellone (Molly), Courtney Gunderson, Eric Gunderson (Laura) and Patricia Pilon (Kevin); and six great-grandchildren, Matthew, Michael, Jack, Noah and Felicity Fellone and Sebastian Pilon.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Sophia Zajac Faryewicz and two brothers, John and Sonny Faryewicz.
Memorials may be made to St. Patrick’s Building Fund, 211 W. 19th Street, North Little Rock, Arkansas 72114 or Helping Hand, 1601 Marshall Street, Little Rock, Arkansas 72202.
A visitation will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 30 followed by a rosary at 7 p.m., at North Little Rock Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 31 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. Burial will be in Immaculate Heart of Mary Cemetery.
Online obituary at www.SmithFamilyCares.com.