Please Keep the Ferlic Family in Your Prayers

Mary Gavin Osmanski, (July 8, 1924 – June 23, 2016) of Chicago, grandmother of Beth Ferlic, and beloved wife of the late William T. “Bullet Bill” Osmanski, D.D.S. of the Chicago Bears passed away peacefully in her home. She was loving mother of six children, the late Mary Ferlic, William (Karen), John (Patricia), Katherine, Stephen, and Robert (Lori) Osmanski. She leaves behind 14 adoring grandchildren and 9 great- grandchildren, as well as son-in-law Dr. Fred Ferlic, niece Mary (Tim) Hannan and Stephen (Cheryl) Gavin. She was daughter of the late Dr. Stephen E. Gavin and Zita McGivern Gavin and sister of the late Stephen and Robert Gavin.

Mary was born in Fond du Lac, WI, in 1924 and graduated from Saint Mary’s College in 1946 with a B.A. in English and a minor in philosophy. She was kind, gracious, easy to smile, and valued family and faith above all else. She was the consummate definition of unconditional love. A wake and funeral Mass will be held on Monday, June 27, at Misericordia, Heart of Mercy in Chicago. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Misericorida, Heart of Mercy, 6300 North Ridge, Chicago, IL 60660 or

10 thoughts on “Please Keep the Ferlic Family in Your Prayers

  1. I’m sorry to hear about your grandmother, Beth. Best wishes for you and your family as you navigate the transition from grief to celebration of everything she was and did.

  2. May the thoughts and prayers of those who love you comfort you at this time of sorrow Beth. My prayers are with you and your family.