Mary "Mimi" Fawzon, 97, of Jessup, died Wednesday at home, surrounded by her family.
Born in Jessup, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Stella Morotti Fawzon. She attended Jessup schools until sixth grade before leaving to take care of her family. She later became self-educated and was employed in the local garment industry at Barbizon Inc., Jessup. A member of Queen of Angels Parish and the oldest living member of the former St. Mary's Assumption Church, she was also a union representative for the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union.
She was a hard-working, loving and gentle woman. She loved sewing, cleaning, ice cream, sitting on her front porch and spending time with her "buddy" DaiCoda. Mary was what everyone hopes to be - she always made time for her friends and family and she never turned strangers away.
She was "Aunt Mimi" to anyone who met her and loved her.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Nicholas and John Fawzon; sister-in-law, Mary Nanni Fawzon; sister, Anna Fawzon Racobaldo; brother-in-law, Michael; and two nieces, Nancy Catania and Stella Molinaro.
She is survived by two nieces, Mary Sue Mackey, Jessup, and Rita Greco and husband James, Peckville; nephew, Michael Racobaldo, and wife, Joan, Jessup; 16 great-nieces and great-nephews; 33 great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews; five great-great-great-nieces and great-great-great-nephews.
The funeral will be Tuesday from the Louis M. Margotta Funeral Home, 511 Church St., Jessup, with Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Michael's Church, Jessup. Interment will be in St. Mary's Assumption Cemetery, Montdale. Friends may call Monday from 4 to 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 600 Baltimore Drive, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702; or St. Francis of Assisi Kitchen, 500 Penn Ave., Scranton, PA 18503.
For directions or online condolences, visit www.margottafuneralhomes.com.