COOPERSTOWN — Mrs. Maryellen Wrubleski, 53, of Cooperstown, passed unexpectedly Saturday evening, Dec. 21, 2013, at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown.
A native of Massachusetts, Maryellen was born at Hubbard Regional Hospital in Webster on Feb. 1, 1960, a daughter of Richard and Dorothy (Brezenski) Dabrowski.
She began her career in nursing by attending Loretta Heights College, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1983. She later attended Medical School at the University of Massachusetts where she earned a Master of Science in Nursing and received her Nurse Practitioner at University of Massachusetts Medical Center.
After resigning from University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Maryellen and her family left Webster, Mass., to pursue a new adventure.
Maryellen and her family moved to Cooperstown where she served at Bassett Medical Center as a Nurse Practitioner of the Cardiology Department for several years. A determined and energetic woman, Maryellen sought to improve her nursing credentials and recently completed post graduate work at the University of Scranton, Pa., to become a Certified Nurse Anesthetist at Bassett Medical Center.
A faithful Roman Catholic, Maryellen was an active communicant of St. Mary’s “Our Lady of the Lake” Roman Catholic Church in Cooperstown. An ardent supporter of the parish, she served as chairman of the annual food-drive for the Cooperstown Food Pantry and most recently chaired the first annual antique furniture sale.
Maryellen was a loving daughter, wife, mother, sister, and was an amazing friend. Her ability to make others look inside themselves to become better people and her compassion for learning is what truly made her great. Her love was inspiring and anyone in her presence felt her overwhelming desire to help those in need.
Maryellen is survived by her loving husband of 28 years, Brian P. Wrubleski of Cooperstown; two daughters, Alexandra Gunther and her husband, Steven, and Natalie Wrubleski; her parents, Richard and Dorothy Dabrowski; one brother, Mark Dabrowski; and her loving animals, Bentley, Zoe, Karen and Jinx.