ALTOBELLIS, MARY ROYCE (WRIGHT), died recently at her home in Florida, after a long illness.
Born in Louisville, Mary had also lived in Texas, Colorado, Pennsylvania, and western Kentucky. She graduated from Sacred Heart Academy, the University of Dayton and the Polk State College School of Nursing. She loved horses, tennis, golf, "RV-ing," and her little dog, "Miss Maggie." She was preceded in death by her parents Roy and Vivian (App) Altobellis, and her former husband Joseph Korchnak.
Mary Royce is survived by her sons Tony Korchnak of Palm Bay, FL and Tadd Korchnak of Larimer County, CO; her siblings Patricia Steinberg (Bill) of St. Petersburg, FL, Richard Altobellis (Gayle) of Crestwood, KY, Rita Impellizzeri (Michael) and Joseph Altobellis of Louisville and Roy Altobellis (Beth), of Charlestown, IN. Mary is also survived by two grandsons, and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
A wake and celebration of Mary's life is planned in November at her brother's home in Crestwood.
Published in The Courier-Journal on Sept. 29, 2013