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MARY SANDRA COSTANTINI
Mary, age 92, died Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at Holy Cross Hospital in Mission Hills, CA. She died peacefully with family by her side.
Born in New York, August 4, 1920, Mary went on to attend Fordham University and received her degree in nursing. During
, Mary was a surgical nurse in the United States
Nurses Corps. She married her husband Frank, had two children, and moved to California in 1955 where she had her third child. Mary continued her nursing career at Holy Cross Hospital for an additional 15 years. After retiring from nursing, Mary became actively involved in many organizations: Elks, American Legion, Italian/American Club,
, and Women's Auxiliary. Up to her death Mary was very dedicated by volunteering her time in helping and supporting the American Vets.
Mary loved traveling throughout the US with her husband and their motorhome. One of her passions also was to entertain friends and family and cooking her famous Italian meals.
Her husband, Frank, preceded her in death in 2002, as well as her son, Frank Jr., who died in Vietnam. She is survived by her son, Anthony; daughter, Linda; grandchildren, Debbie, Robert and Andy; and three great grandchildren. Mary will be remembered for her loving generosity and her loving memory will live on.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, August 17, 2012, 10:30 a.m., at the San Fernando Rey Mission Church, 15151 San Fernando Mission Blvd. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Disabled American Veterans at
. UTTER McKINLEY SAN FERNANDO MISSION MORTUARY
Directors (818) 361-4751
Published in Los Angeles Daily News on Aug. 15, 2012
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"Mary will always remain a shining light on the pages of my book of life."
- John DeRoo Jr,
"Having Anthony as a "Brother" since we met and worked togteher in the mid 70's. I stopped in to see..."
- Laurence Tozzi
"I didn't know Mary for a long period of time, but the time that we spent together at our Elks meetings..."
- Mary Jane Muro
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