CRYSTAL LAKE – Mary Rose Mai, 88, of Crystal Lake, passed away Sunday, July 28, 2013, at home. She was born Oct. 15, 1924, in Chicago, to Frank and Filemina (Julio) Cioffo. In 1972, she married Robert M. Mai.
Mary, the first-generation daughter of Italian immigrants, was an excellent cook and very proud of her extraordinary Italian dishes. She was a loving mother who also loved to entertain and socialize with her many friends. She was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church.
She was the loving wife of Robert; mother to Dennis Armbruster and his wife, Anne (Peljo); daughter of Frank and Filemina Cioffo; sister to Rose Fabian, Matthew Cioffo, Patsy Cioffo and Michael Cioffo; and aunt to Robert Fabian, Mark Fabian, Tim Fabian, Dawn Fabian, Brian Fabian, Filemena Staffa, Desiree Linkevitch and Allison.
Services will be private. To leave online condolences, visit www.querhammerandflagg.com.