Mary Knight
1962 - 2021
BORN
1962
DIED
2021
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Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory (43rd St. Chapel) - Bradenton
604 43rd Street West
Bradenton, FL
Mary Knight
December 10, 1962 - June 17, 2021
Bradenton, Florida - Mary Knight, 58, of Bradenton FL, passed away peacefully on June 17, 2021. Mary was born in Long Branch, New Jersey in 1962 to Rose and Dominic Spampanato. She lived a life following God's word and gave selflessly to everything she did and the people she loved. Most of all she loved her large Italian family and pets; her husband, Dave; her four children; Michael, Molly, Mark, and Max; step-children; Adam and Stephanie; her granddaughter, Mayla; her five siblings; Paul, Cathy, Parry, Dominic, and Joe; her parents, Rose and Dominic and several nieces and nephews. In Heaven her soul joins Joe, Paul and her father, Dominic. She had an extremely caring nature, always cracked jokes and was never afraid to share her opinion (which you could always see through her facial expressions). She stayed active and busy through her work and in the community. She had many job titles, mostly a mother, a grandmother, a self-employed computer technician, a real-estate investor, an entrepreneur selling organic cleaners called Mary's Botanicals, an IT professor at USF (whom all her students loved) and a full-time IT manager at Manatee County Government. In the community she was involved with Manatee County Women in Government and volunteered at local churches, Saints Peter & Paul the Apostles Catholic Church and St. Joseph Catholic Church. Services will be 9:30 AM, on Friday, June 25, 2021 at Saint Peters & Paul the Apostles Catholic Church. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 43rd Street Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be made to www.brownandsonsfuneral.com


Published by Bradenton Herald on Jun. 22, 2021.
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Sincerest condolences for this tragic and needless loss. Please get vaccinated and encourage your friend and family to do the same.
Ernest Miles
School
June 26, 2021
Barbaree ,Dima's & Mofield's
June 26, 2021
You are an amazing person! You had such a giant heart . So caring, so loving and the BEST mother anyone could wish for ! I know GOD has bigger plans for you my friend ! We will miss you and meet again in heaven
Angie, Ariel & Bailey
Friend
June 25, 2021
So very sorry to hear of Mary's passing. I worked with her for years in ITS prior to my retirement. She was a whirlwind of energy and always willing to face any challenge head on. I know there will be a big void in the department without her. Mary was honest and seldom pulled punches. You always knew where you stood with her. Just a quality person all around. My deepest condolences to her family and friends.
Laurel Kish
Coworker
June 25, 2021
Mary recognized that my weakness was technology, but she didn't think any less of me for it. She was patient with me and always had that knack for making sure I got it. On occasion we would talk about family, kids, grandkids and share our family values. I respected Mary because her insight was invaluable on those subjects. I will miss her sense of humor which was second to none. RIP Mary.
John Barnott
Work
June 25, 2021
Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Family. No one can truly understand your sorrow unless they have experienced the loss. May you find peace as you cope in this difficult time.
Brenda Russ and Edwina Maxwell
June 24, 2021
I was so sorry to hear of Mary's passing. As a former coworker, Mary made a lasting impression on me with her boundless energy and humor. She seemed to care for everyone that she came in contact with, which was a great example for us all. I pray for her family as I know she will be greatly missed, may God bless them all.
Alan Rice
Friend
June 24, 2021
My sincere condolences go out to Mary´s children and family. May you draw from her strength and beauty as you navigate without her here on earth. She will live on through each of you. God bless
Erin Brauner
Other
June 24, 2021
We were so sorry to hear about Mary's passing. Our deepest sympathy and may god bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. Prayers.
The Hooker Family
Other
June 24, 2021
ITS AppsDev
June 24, 2021
I am so sorry to hair this. I knew Mary well in High School and was close with her sister Patty. She was always a joy to be around, funny and upbeat. Praying for the Spamanato family.
Diane Tardona Gutleber
Friend
June 24, 2021
Missing in the obit was Mary's ability to cook! She made the best lasagne and eggplant parmesan. She was a quick wit and always cracked a joke. I will miss you so much! My heart breaks for your family and coworkers.
Terri Kristoffy
Coworker
June 24, 2021
Missing in the obit was Mary's ability to cook! She made the best lasagne and eggplant parmesan. She was a quick wit and always cracked a joke. I will miss you so much!
Terri Kristoffy
Coworker
June 24, 2021
Get vaccinated. It's that simple. We are going to miss Mary so much. Her smile was radiant.
Ashley Babbett
Work
June 23, 2021
Mary was a great friend. We worked together at Sarasota County Government for many years, often working on large projects together; we were really a great team! She was there to support me during difficult times, as she did for others. I will always remember her passionate nature and funny laugh! I’m so deeply sorry to hear of her passing and offer my deepest sympathies. She will be missed.
Chris Burrus
Friend
June 23, 2021
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Mary she was my neighbor growing up as a child living right across the street I have fond memories of the entire Spampanato family Thoughts and Prayers to Her and her Family
Drake Sintic
Friend
June 23, 2021
Condolences to the family. Please get vaccinated.
Michael Thomas
Friend
June 23, 2021
We want to say how very sad we are today to find out about Mary and to offer our condolences to her family. She has helped us with our business for a very long time and was always there for me especially when I was in a panic with my computer. She was one of the sweetest, understanding and knowledgeable person I know. She loved her family deeply. I know this because as we sat at my desk together, she would tell me story after story of all of you. Our thoughts and prayers go to you today and every day.
Barbara & Don Viehman
June 23, 2021
So very sorry to hear of Mary's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.
Barb Richardson
Work
June 23, 2021
Universal Supply
June 23, 2021
Mary and I taught CDD together for two years at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. Mary was so patient with the children, always positive and was a good teacher for the students. She would bring her homemade snacks in which was always a big hit with the children. I enjoyed seeing her at Mass! We were friends and talked about our children and her big Italian Family. Rest in Peace Mary!
Donna Ierulli
Friend
June 23, 2021
I didn't know Mary, but I'm also in IT and she was born a couple of months before me. She sounds like many of my friends, a wonderful member of our community, and her death is such a loss to our state. I felt the need to send my condolences because her passing feels so close to home and I can't imagine what her family is going through. Compassion and love to you all xx
C Comb
June 23, 2021
“What would I like to say about Mary” ?
That she was an angel in our midst..a person who truly lived by God’s word..somebody who could never say..No.
I’m beyond stunned to hear of her passing ..and immediately think of a poem that consoled me when loved ones passed.
“Do not stand at my grave and weep..
I am not there, I do not sleep .
I am in a thousand winds that blow,
I am the softly falling snow.
I am the gentle showers of rain,
I am the fields of ripening grain.
I am in the morning hush,
I am in the graceful rush..
Of beautiful birds in graceful flight
I am the star shine of the night.
I am in the flowers that bloom,
I am in a quiet room.
I am I the birds that sing,
I am in each lovely thing ..So do not stand at my grave and cry,.I am not there.
I do not die.”
Until we meet again my darling friendthank you for all.

Charles De Rose
Charles De Rose
Friend
June 22, 2021
“What would I like to say about Mary” ?
That she was an angel in our midst..a person who truly lived by God’s word..somebody who could never say..No.
I’m beyond stunned to hear of her passing ..and immediately think of a poem that consoled me when loved ones passed.
“Do not stand at my grave and weep..
I am not there, I do not sleep .
I am in a thousand winds that blow,
I am the softly falling snow.
I am the gentle showers of rain,
I am the fields of ripening grain.
I am in the morning hush,
I am in the graceful rush..
Of beautiful birds in graceful flight
I am the star shine of the night.
I am in the flowers that bloom,
I am in a quiet room.
I am I the birds that sing,
I am in each lovely thing ..So do not stand at my grave and cry,.I am not there.
I do not die.”
Until we meet again my darling friendthank you for all.
Charles De Rose
Friend
June 22, 2021
Mary was a kind hearted sweet soul. Never gave up when handling an IT problem. Keeping your family at home and at work in my prayers. Rest In Peace.
Susan Palmieri
June 22, 2021
As a colleague Mary always impressed me by her energy and willingness to go to any length to see that issues were resolved and problems solved, no matter what. As a friend, she and I shared discussions about life, faith, and the importance of being there and serving others. Mare, I’ll miss you but will carry your spirit in my heart always.
Marianne Lopata
Coworker
June 22, 2021
Jan Brewer
June 22, 2021
Mary was a burst of energy and had a great sense of humor. She was always patient and understanding. She will be missed by many. May god bless her family and friends during this difficult time. She will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Jennifer Lewis
Coworker
June 22, 2021
Mary and I worked together many years ago and she was such a beautiful soul who always made me smile. My heart breaks to hear of her passing. I will keep her family in my thoughts and prayers.
Wendy Christie
Friend
June 22, 2021
Mary was full of love and life. She was a kind-hearted caring individual always willing to help everyone. Mary was an integral part of the ITS Team and will be truly missed. Many prayers to her family.
Tina Fuller
Coworker
June 22, 2021
Mary was always so full of life, had a bubbly personality, and she was so wonderful to be around! What a great person. I will miss her very much. My heartfelt condolences to her family.
Anne Chance
Coworker
June 22, 2021
Mary’s phrase, “I’m coming up there”, still sticks in my mind. That’s because she gave everything a personal touch. She wanted to make sure your IT customer experience was the best, but what it always said to me was that she cared beyond the work experience. That smile, her humor, and her beyond the job commitment was Mary. Things will always be different now without her but she will never be forgotten. My prayers are with her close knit family, the IT family and all of the peoples lives Mary touched, including mine.
Cheri Coryea
Coworker
June 22, 2021
Even though I hadn't seen Mary in the few years since I've retired, her loss leaves me shaken. I can't imagine the pain her family is feeling. We shared so much besides decades of IT coworking, both of us working mothers of four, yet Mary seemed to have boundless energy. Good friend, good mother, hard working, fun loving, good cook (except for that pumpkin pie crust 10 years ago at the Thanksgiving staff party); Mary leaves a big hole in all our hearts.
Maureen Ware
Friend
June 22, 2021
Still stunned by the sudden loss, Mary was full of life and energy! At work I had occasion to talk to Mary almost every day and she was always helpful, managed to make you smile, and was one of the most generous persons I have ever met. Her loss will be one felt far and wide and my well wishes and prayers go out to her family.
Mark Murphy
Coworker
June 22, 2021
No words can express how much I will miss Mary. She was a dear friend and we had so much in common - "birds of a feather" we would say. She lived for her family and a harder working person couldn't be found. She had a heart of gold and would go out of her way to help anyone she could. She loved God and her animals as well. Michael, Molly, Mark, Max & Dave - my heart truly breaks for you.
Sue Gulch
Friend
June 21, 2021
She would always leave a voice message with "...this is Mare." What a lovely woman who will be sadly missed. My heartfelt condolences to "Mares" family.
Sharon
Coworker
June 21, 2021
Mary, I will always remember how kind you were to me and how in times of stress you made me laugh. May God be with your family.
Deborah Parkison
June 21, 2021
As an Applications Analyst for MCUD Central Lab, I have spoken with Mary hundreds of times on the phone. I was always glad to hear Mary's voice because I knew my issue would be resolved one way or another. She was truly a gifted problem solver. I am sorry I never had the chance to meet her in person. She will be greatly missed.
Elizabeth Mayernick
Coworker
June 21, 2021
Mary..just thinking of her lights up my heart..she was the hardest working woman I ever knew..she always reminded me of a little ant running uphill effortlessly carrying a load on her back 100x her size..she was so full of life, remarkably witty and fun, and famous for her cooking... She was an outstanding remarkable wonderful loving mother and best friend..I will miss her forever..my thoughts and prayers are with her family...I love them dearly.. may God comfort and protect them always
Kay Bass
Friend
June 21, 2021
You will be missed by many. On behalf of the entire ITS work family, our sincere sympathy for your loss. She was a force beyond compare. Our hearts are broken.....
Suzie Mcguire
Coworker
June 21, 2021
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