Mary-Ciarlante (nee Leipert)-Obituary

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Mary A. Ciarlante (nee Leipert)

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

May 8, 1930 – May 18, 2020 (Age 90)


May 8, 1930
May 18, 2020
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


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Burns Funeral Home Obituary

Mary Amelia Ciarlante (nee Leipert), passed away in the early morning of Monday, May 18, 2020, after marking her milestone 90th birthday on May 8th.  Devoted wife of the late Anthony B. Sr., loving mother of Anthony B. Jr. (deceased), Francis X. (Kathy), M.A. Mitru (Irene Martinez), Roseanna Meehan (Tommy), and dear grandmom of Kate, Anthony, Thomas, Roseanna and Matthew.  Also survived by her sisters Frances Tanghe and Roseanne Shelton, and brother John Leipert (Dorothy) and by a large, extended, loving family.  Mary was a generous, loving woman and confidant and friend to many.

Relatives and friends are invited to live stream her Funeral Mass, Tuesday, May 26, 2020, 12:45 PM.  In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations in Mary's memory to Caring for Friends: Caringforfriends.org215-464-2224 (formerly Aid for Friends).  Caring for Friends is a local nonprofit organization that provides food and friendship to elderly and home bound people in Greater Philadelphia.  For many years, Mary & Tony were loyal donors and volunteers, cooking and delivering meals.  Mary was a true caregiver with a big heart.  She took care of many neighbors and extended family throughout her lifetime.  Recently, Mary lived at Paul's Run Retirement Community, where she was taken care of by the competent and compassionate staff.  Her days were filled with friendly caring people and many fun activities.  She traded slot machines for bingo cards.  Our family is ever grateful to the Paul's Run staff and volunteers for helping Mary to enjoy her final years without worry, anxiety or pain, and with good company, engaging activities, and excellent care.

Mary Amelia sends this message to her many students and friends: "Remember all gifts come from God and you can use your healing energy to help yourself and others." 


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Heaven won. Although knowing her, you knew she always brought it with her.
Our Dearest Mary, my "adoptive Mother" for 45 years, I thank her for all her teaching and her loving heart.
My Spirit wouldn't be where it is without her. I will still carry you with me every day here or there.
Family, I will keep you in my prayers for comfort. Lots of Love to You All.

Mary Amelia , Rest In Peace knowing that you impacted many people in such a positive way while you were here. Sending prayers to your family .

So sorry for your lost, you will be greatly missed. Thank you for all the great times Aunt Mary. God bless.

MaryAmelia was surely a "one of a kind". Such a special and unique individual. Thank you for the many years of friendship and mentorship. Anyone who knew you, was certainly lucky to have crossed paths with you. You could light up a room upon entering.
To Mitru, Rosanna, Franny, Anthony and family, my deepest condolences for your loss. May the fond memories you shared carry you through the tougher days. I loved your mom. She was special to me.
Thank you for sharing the...

Aunt Mary you were a gift to everyone you touched. Very beautiful and intuitive. You will always be in our hearts.

We sympathize with your loss, Roseann, Mitru and Francis. We hope you will find comfort in knowing Mom & Dad are together again forever. Hugs.

Sorry for your loss, she was a very caring Aunt and always helping family and friends when she could, she'll be missed.

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.

Sorry for your loss, may God bless you and your mom during this time of sorrow!!!