Mary Joann Guevara, the middle child of 5, was born May 5, 1964 to Edward and Mary Kuczynski in Brooklyn, New York and passed away Sunday, October 1, 2023 in her home in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. She married her husband and lifelong partner Hugo Guevara October 9, 1996 after being together 15 years prior to marriage and having two daughters, Karina Maria (34) and Gabriela Denise (32).
Mary and her family lived in Elmont, New York until late 2001 when they relocated to Rio Rancho, New Mexico. In 2010 she and Hugo moved to San Diego, California for three years and returned to New Mexico in 2013 residing there until her passing.
Mary always worked in fields where she took care of others. She was an educational assistant working with children with special needs and then became a CNA taking care of residents in nursing homes. Mary had the biggest heart and always went above and beyond for her residents, her family, and her friends. The beach is were she found solitude and peace and was easily her favorite place to be. She enjoyed working on the racetrack where she met Hugo, who she spent 42 years of her life with, playing softball and shooting pool, and spending time with her granddaughter Isabella Marie, 9 (Gabriela).
To say she will be greatly missed is an understatement. Mary was the glue that held her family together and not a day goes by that we don't think about her and miss her. She was an incredible, selfless woman who is now in heaven with her parents and other loved ones, no longer living in pain and finally free. We love you momma.