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Mary Barresi

MARY BARRESI (nee Parisi) age 99, beloved wife of the late Sam T.; loving mother of Donna M. Trombetti   (A. R. Skip), Joanne R. Garofalo and Barbara M. Barresi; devoted grandmother of Theresa Soto (Andrew), Sam Trombetti, Gina Trombetti, Melissa Westbrook (Christopher), Lindsey Pekarcik (Douglas), Matthew Garofalo, Sara Drollinger (Jeremy), Andrew Debevec and Anna Debevec and great-grandmother of eight; cherished daughter of the late Anthony and Josephine (nee Fazzio) Parisi; dearest sister of the late Jenny Gliebe, Kay Petkovic, James, Rose, Joseph, Sam and John Parisi, Ann Roser and Tony Parisi; dear aunt and great-aunt of many.

Mary was born on October 5, 1924 in Euclid, Ohio and passed away on November 30, 2023. Mary went on to excel as a homemaker. Proudly, she was a founding member of St. Noel Church and, for the last five years, attended Divine Word Catholic Church. She belonged to the St. Anthony Club and her pinochle club. Mary was an avid reader, who knitted, crocheted and enjoyed listening to 40’s and 50’s music.  She got great enjoyment from helping her family in many ways, baking, helping people, traveling by cruise ship and cheering on the Indians and Browns.  Family describes Mary as friendly, sociable, warm, selfless, giving, generous with her time, and devoted to her family, friends and faith.  Mary also loved a good laugh.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Mary to Hospice of the Western Reserve.

Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, December 7, 2023 at Divine Word Catholic Church at 11AM. Private burial at All Souls Cemetery. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Mary at the Church on Thursday morning, 9:30 – 11:00. Arrangements by Zevnik-Cosic Funeral Home of Willoughby Hills.

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