MARY ROSE LOMBARDO (nee Alesci) age 82, beloved wife of the late Lucio Dante Sr.; loving mother of Lucio Jr. (wife Irene), Paul (wife Sarah), and Christopher (Julie Payne); devoted grandmother of Lucio III, John (wife Anne), Jack, Maria, Daniel, Jacob (fiancé Ivana Tomic), and Josh; cherished daughter of the late Anthony and Sadie (nee Sanchez) Alesci; dearest sister of Frank (wife Kathy) and Anthony (wife Kathy) Alesci; dear aunt and great-aunt of many.
Mary was born on October 5, 1940, in Cleveland, Ohio and has been a longtime resident of Mayfield Heights. She graduated from Hoban Dominican High School in 1958 and continued her education at Lakeland Community College. Mary was extremely hardworking and proudly served as the bookkeeper for Alesci’s Imported Food, in South Euclid, which was her family’s business. Strong in her faith, she was a member of St. Clare Catholic Church and one of the founding members of Catholic Single Parents. Mary enjoyed cooking, playing card games like Gin Rummy, and traveling. Two of her favorite spots to visit and play the slots were Las Vegas and Niagara Falls. Mary brought love and humor to a room full of people. On September 9, 2023, this genuine, resilient, and spirited individual passed away. Mary loved and cared deeply for her family and friends and for those things she will be truly missed.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Mary to Body of Christ Community Church.
Celebration of Life Service Monday, September 18, 2023, at 9:30 AM at Body of Christ Community Church, 38057 Erie Rd, Willoughby Ohio, 44094.
Burial following at Knollwood Cemetery.
Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Mary at THE DeJOHN-FLYNN-MYLOTT FUNERAL HOME OF WILLOUGHBY HILLS, 28890 CHARDON ROAD (between Bishop Rd. and Rt. 91) Sunday, September 17, 2023, from 2-6 PM.
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