Mary Ann Aiello-Peabody Ph.D.


Mary Ann, PhD

Reston, VA: was born in Rochester, NY of loving parents, Carmela and Michael Aiello on July 4, 1944. She grew up in Rochester and graduated from Nazareth High School and College. Her graduate education included Tufts, Middlebury, and Harvard Universities and studies in Italian Renaissance Literature in Naples and Florence. She married Norval Stanley Peabody III "Stan" on Nov. 6, 1971 and traveled in Europe and lived in Nepal for over 3 years. After returning from Nepal in 1983 Mary Ann continued language studies for teacher certifications in English and ESL at SUNY Brockport and was Director of the Italian Studies Center at Nazareth College for 2 years before moving to Reston, Virginia in 1987. She taught at Jeb Stuart High School for twenty years where she was devoted to her colleagues, friends and students. Mary Ann inspired everyone to love life and beauty, and to honor the "life of the mind." She was devoted to social justice issues and founded an Amnesty International Program at Jeb Stuart. Mary Ann has two beloved children, Norval Stanley Peabody IV, "Tino" and Antonia Aiello Peabody, and grandchildren Noah (NSP V) and Aven Peabody. She is also survived by her daughter-in-law Erin Peabody and her future son-in-law Matthew Brackens, her Godson Parish Pellegrino and Goddaughters Lauri Ruiz and Brianna Iskenderoglu. She leaves her extended family in Rochester and many, many cherished friends in Virginia, Rochester, and around the world.

Friends may call Monday from 1-3 and 6-8PM at the DiPonzio Funeral Home, Inc., 219 Spencerport Road, Gates. On Tuesday morning, April 29, friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass at 9:30 in St. Theodore's Church. Interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Those wishing, donations may be directed to St. Theodore's Church, 168 Spencerport Rd., Rochester, NY 14606 in her memory. Mary Ann and her family thank all of those who loved, cared for, and encouraged her during her long illness. Mary Ann died peacefully at her home in the care of her family and close friends on April 20, 2013.


Funeral Home

DiPonzio Funeral Home
219 Spencerport Road Rochester, NY 14606

Published in Rochester Democrat And Chronicle on Apr. 28, 2013