Cordileone, Mary 11/16/1923 ~ 05/08/2014 SAN DIEGO -- Mary (Giardina) Cordileone went home to be with the Lord on May 8, 2014. She was 90 years old. Mary was born in Buffalo, NY, and moved to San Diego in 1947. In November, 1949, she married Leon Cordileone. Mary was very active at Blessed Sacrament church. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends and was loved by everyone who knew her. She was preceded in death by her husband Leon in 2005. She is survived by three sisters, Angie LaRosa (Tony), Connie Borsellino (Gino) and Joanne Czarnecki (Tom); three children, Maria Scourten (Mike), Ben Cordileone (LuAnn), Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco; and Theresa Cordileone of Boise, 10 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. A viewing will be held at Featheringill Mortuary on Saturday, May 10 from 4pm to 6:30pm, followed by a vigil service at Blessed Sacrament church at 7pm. A funeral mass will be held at Blessed Sacrament church on Monday, May 12 at 10am.
Published in San Diego Union-Tribune on May 10, 2014.