Mary E. Natale Fortunato, age 57, of Erie passed away Friday, March 1, 2013 at Pleasant Ridge Manor East, after a lengthy illness. She was born January, 26, 1956 in Erie the daughter of Beatrice A. Minnaugh Natale and the late Gene S. Natale. Mary graduated from Saint Andrew Grade School and attended Strong Vincent High School. She worked at the Brown Derby, loved country music, sunbathing, and walking her dog, Chancie. Besides her father, Mary was preceded in death by her sister, Angela Natale, and her aunts, Mary Hanlin and Marlene Minnaugh. In addition to her mother, survivors include: twin daughters, Noelle and Ailena Natale; four brothers, Dominick Natale of Dallas, Texas, James Natale, wife Dana, of Boca Raton, Fla., Gene D. Natale, Sr., wife Theresa, and Timothy Natale both of Erie; three sisters, Beatrice Kaminsky, husband Thomas, of Erie, Linda Hayes, husband Brian, of Reading, and Julie Natale of Erie; two aunts, Judith Bird and Adelaide Sperduto both of Erie; an uncle, Michael Minnaugh of Erie; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Mary's family would like to thank the staff and nurses at Pleasant Ridge Manor East for the loving care and compassion they extended to Mary during her time there. Visitation and services were private. Burial followed in Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements were handled by Brugger Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1595 West 38th Street at Greengarden Boulevard. Memorials may be made to Stairways Behavioral Health, 2185 West 8th Street, Erie, PA 16505 or the A.N.N.A. Shelter, 1555 East 10th Street, Erie, PA 16511. Condolences and photos may be sent at www.bruggerfuneralhomes.com
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Published in the Erie Times-News on Mar. 6, 2013