Mary R. Pizzi
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1919 - 2012 LEE Mary Rose Pizzi, 93, of High Street in Lee, died Saturday evening at Berkshire Medical Center.
Born on Sept. 28, 1919, in Pittsfield, daughter of Mario and Maria DiSimoni Avanzato, she graduated from Lee High School in 1937. She married Peter A. Pizzi on Dec. 31, 1955. He died on Dec. 3, 1997. Mary worked at General Electric in Pittsfield as a Key Puncher for 31 years, retiring in 1980. She was a member of the Senior Bowling League, Senior Citizens Club and the GE Quarter Century Club. Mary was also a former member of the Sons of Italy, a Red Cross Volunteer and on the Board of Directors for the Council on Aging.
She is survived by her nieces and nephews, Susan Sparks, Stephen Baluk, Paul Avanzato, Joan LaRochelle, Judy Price, Lisa Ushkurnis, Joseph Avanzato, and many great-nieces and nephews. She was very close to her great-nieces, Bethany Kelly and Megan Consolati, and her great-nephew Todd Sparks. Mary had a special relationship with her three great-great nieces, Ashley, Brianna and Shaelynn Kelly, and her great-great nephew, Matty Consolati. She also leaves her two step-grandchildren, Cindy Love and Kelly Smith.
Mary was predeceased by her three brothers, Anthony, Angelo and Joseph, and her sister, Mabel Baluk.
FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services for Mary Pizzi will be on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 9:15 from the KELLY FUNERAL HOME in Lee, with a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Church in Lee. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery. Visiting hours will be on Tuesday, Nov. 6, from 4-7 p.m., at the funeral home. Mary's family would especially like to thank Eileen Maxfield, who was her close friend and caregiver.
Friends wishing may make memorial donations to St. Mary's School or to Porch Light VNA in c/o the Kelly Funeral Home, 3 Main St., Lee, MA 01238. If you would like to leave a message of condolence or share pictures or stories please visit our website at www.kellyfuneralhome.net.
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Nov. 6, 2012