MARIE L. AMATO (nee Gravino) age 89, beloved wife for 68 years of the late Frank; loving mother of Frank C. (wife Michelle), Louise Burns (husband Richard) and Gary (wife Christine); devoted grandmother of Lauren Rioux (husband Matt), Jacqueline Blasik (husband Randy), Valerie Ballou (husband Ryan), Allyson Utley, Christina Pritt (husband Robert), Timothy Burns, Richard Burns (wife Becky), Samantha and Rachel and great-grandmother of 17; dear aunt, great-aunt and cousin of many.
Marie was born on January 3, 1929 in Cleveland and passed away on April 26, 2018. She was a resident of Mentor, formerly of Willoughby. Marie was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church and previously of Holy Rosary Catholic Church. She was a member of ISDA University Lodge 192. Marie worked for Fisher Foods, General Electric and Bailey Meter as an assembler. She loved bocce, bowling, ceramics and cooking. Marie will be remembered most as a devoted wife and mother who was determined, strong-willed and outgoing. She was graceful, full of life and a beautiful person inside and out. Marie was a friendly woman with a sense of humor and will be dearly missed.
Contributions may be made in memory of Marie to Bella Care Hospice 1933 St. Rt. 45 Austinburg, OH 44010 or to the ISDA University Lodge 192 Scholarship Fund 6571 Queens Park Ave, Mayfield Hts., OH 44124.
Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 10 AM at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church 8560 Mentor Ave., Mentor, OH. Entombment following at Western Reserve Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Marie at THE DeJOHN-FLYNN-MYLOTT FUNERAL HOME OF WILLOUGHBY HILLS, 28890 CHARDON ROAD (between Bishop Rd. and Rt. 91) WEDNESDAY 3-5 & 6-8 PM.
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Frank, Michelle, and Family,
Kevin and I are so sad for all of you. To lose your grandfather and grandmother so closely together is very difficult. I know that Frank Sr. is holding Marie’s hand right now and welcoming her home. They are both watching over all of you protectively and lovingly. God bless you all.
Lynne and Kevin
Michael J Thomas
My condolences to you and yours Frank C. Amato. Together again with your father upstairs now. Godspeed.
Carol & George McPherson
Please accept our deepest heartfelt sympathy in the loss of your dear Mother. There are many kinds of love, but none that surpasses that of a Mother. Knowing Frank from Balkamp and seeing the kind of generous, kind and thoughtful person he is, says something about his Mother, who was able to instill these values in her children. Heaven is made a little sweeter by her entrance. May God bless and comfort your entire family during this season of loss.
Christina DeLuca (widow of Louis)
So sorry for your loss. Marie can visit with her cousin Lou on heaven. It’s hard saying goodbye to people you’ve known since childhood. My husband frequently talked about his cousins fondly. God bless your family during these hard to bear times.
Cindy and I are lifting you and your family in our prayers. God bless you all and may God’s comfort be with you.
Roger and Laurie Brooks
We are so sorry for you loss, may God bless the Amato family and wrap you all in his loving arms. We will be praying for peace and comfort for you all. She must have been something else – 17 great-grandchildren!!
The Pona Family
We are so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.