Mary Cordileone
1923 - 2014
Featheringill Mortuary
6322 El Cajon Blvd.
San Diego, CA
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 by San Diego Union-Tribune on May 10, 2014.
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thank you Mary for archbishop
April 29, 2017
A very kind and caring woman. I will miss her beautiful smile at our Monday a.m. mass at Our Lady of Grace. I was visiting my family in New Jersey when I heard the news. She will be dearly missed. Glad I saw her at Nazareth House before I left. DeColores, Mary!
Lois Pasquale
May 19, 2014
A very nice lady, who gave me cookies when I
was her paper boy many years ago, a nice woman and very nice family, my condolences to Ben, Salvatore,and Theresa . I will pray for your family, and the soul of your mom .
Bob Brant
May 15, 2014
Prayers for comfort. My deepest condolences.
Nick M
May 14, 2014
My prayers go out to Bishop Cordileone, the Cordileone family, and for the soul of this wonderful Christian lady. Berkeley loves you Bishop Cordileone!
May 13, 2014
Dear Archbishop Cordilione,
Please accept my deepest condolences for the passing of your beloved mother. You can count with my prayers and my sympathy during this time of sorrow.
I will offer three Masses for the eternal repose of her soul.
Respectfully yours in Christ,
Fr. Francisco Figueroa Esquer
May 13, 2014
I send my sympathy to Mary's family at her passing. She was one of two people who reached out to me and made me feel welcome at Blessed Sacrament Church. I had many donut and coffee table discussions with her and enjoyed her company. God's peace to you, her family who she loved dearly.
Sharon Wilson
May 13, 2014
My deepest sympathy to you Archbishop Cordileone and your family. God Bless you and your family, and may your Beloved Mother Rest In Peace with our Lord.. Maureen Haesloop - Albany, CA
May 13, 2014
The Carmelites in Canyon & the Conventual Franciscan Friars have offered Mass for the Repose of the soul of Mary, along with their prayers for all the Cordileone family.
-Fr. Robert M. Herbst, OFM Conv
Fr. Robert Herbst, OFM Conv
May 13, 2014
The passing of your beautiful mother must be a great loss - know that her goodness continues to show through you.
Requiem aeternam dona ei, Domine.
Et lux perpetua luceat ei.
The Ely Family
June Ely
May 13, 2014
Dear Cordileone Family--My condolences on the passing of your dear Mary. May the angels and saints convey her soul to the waiting arms of our Lord, Jesus Christ. Sherry Eastwood-Falls
Sherry Eastwood-Falls
May 12, 2014
Dear Archbishop Cordileone,

Please accept my deepest condolences on the death of your beloved mother. May eternal light shine upon her, and may her soul rest in peace.
Estella Sakultanapanich
May 12, 2014
Love and prayers to your entire family at this sad time. Mary was a beautiful lady with a great spirit! May you find comfort in one another. Love, Doreen Ayling
Doreen Ayling
May 12, 2014
I was unable to attend today, but my prayers are with the Cordileone Family. Mary was a wonderful person, full of God's love. She will be missed by our Blessed Sacrament community. Sharon Smith
May 12, 2014
Our prayers for the soul of Mrs Cordileone and for the entire Cordileone family. May the Lord receive in his bosom the woman who gave him a priest for His Church. Thank you for all you do, Archbishop!
Mr and Mrs. Vincent Apuleo
May 12, 2014
Dear Archbishop Cordileone,,

May you beloved Mother rest in eternal peace.
Anastacia Schiele
May 12, 2014
Sincere condolences to the Cordileone family. From a great admirer of Archbishop Cordileone's work, I have to deduce his mother must have been a great influence!
Roseanne Sullivan
May 12, 2014
Our prayers go out to Mary and the entire Cordileone family. May our merciful Lord bless them with His peace.

- Right To Life of Central CA
Michael Salinas, Executive Director
May 12, 2014
Our prayers are with the Cordileone family. It was our privilege to know your mother in a small way. Such a lovely temple of the Holy Spirit, she touched so many hearts.
Bob and Margi Pearson
May 12, 2014
You and your mother will be remembered at our daily mass.
Al & Joey Conlin
May 11, 2014
Out must heart-felt condolences to the Cordileone family. The Lopez family will be offering a novena of Masses and Rosariesfor her eternal rest.
Raquel Lopez
May 11, 2014
She was a kind and gentle lady and she touched my life with that grace and kindness. She is too well loved to ever be forgotten.
David Olds
May 11, 2014
Heaven-a beautiful place. Enjoy!Mary! Heavenly bliss..
May 11, 2014
The children and adults of Saint Hilary Parish & School in Tiburon are praying for Mary, and her beloved family, during this time of loss. May God bless her and give her eternal happiness.
Father William E. Brown
May 11, 2014
This Mother's Day your family celebrates your life, and grieves your loss.
Now in the company of Our Blessed Mother you know the splendor of life eternal.
"Rest now from your labors, for your good deeds go with you".
Eternal life grant unto her O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her, may Mary rest in peace, Amen.
With our Love and Prayers,
Your Eudist family,
In the Heart of Jesus and Mary.
SisterCarolAnn Clark
May 11, 2014
Ramona Grange 632 would like to extend our condolences for the loss of our sister and golden sheath member Mary. She willl truly be in our thoughts and prayers
Sandra Wolfe
May 10, 2014
Mary, like a diamond, shined brightly in every facet of her life, an exemplary life.
As a Wife, Mother, Grand and Great grandmother, Sister, Aunt, Cousin, Friend and Daughter as well.
Mary L?ved her family, raising them in their faith and she took such pride in all of their accomplishments and then watching her family grow. She loved traveling to Baptisms, First Communions and Graduations and even to Rome to see her son Vested as Archbishop.
Mary was a very active member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, and all of the ministries she belonged to and supported:
The Women's Club, Altar Rosary, The Serra Club, various Liturgical Ministries and Mother's of Priests. She was also an Associate of the Congregation of Jesus and Mary (The Eudist Priests). I think I'll remember in a special way her devotion to Eucharistic Adoration. No matter how she felt you'd see her drive up for her scheduled or non scheduled visit and Holy Hour in the Adoration Chapel. She was such a prayerful woman, and a strong woman of faith.
My life was so enriched having been on part of her journey of earthly life.
Now joining her parents and husband where Jesus told us "I'm going to prepare a place for you".
Most fun memory? her Tuesday Nights at McDonald's with the San Diego Banjo Band.
Laughing and Singing and reminiscing with friends.
I'll miss you Mary my friend and will keep up your prayerful intentions - until we meet again.
SisterCarolAnn Clark
May 10, 2014
I remember her as a lovely lady and I will miss her. My sympathies to her family.
Carl Webster
May 10, 2014
In honor to Mary whose kindness was felt by so many.
Rejane and Jim Mason
May 10, 2014
Mary was a precious friend who devoted her life to her family, her community, and her Catholic faith. What an honor it was to have known her. We will forever miss her beautiful smile and loving personality.
Sally Chand
May 10, 2014
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