Mary DiParlo, 97, passed away peacefully at the Williamsport Home on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018. She had been a resident at the Williamsport Home since April of 2014.
Mary was born in Williamsport on Jan. 1, 1921. She was the daughter of the late Carlo and Carmella DiParlo, of Williamsport.
Mary was employed at the Satisfactory Laundry from the time she was a teenager until they closed. She then worked for McCarthy Flowers until her nephew, Carl DiParlo, opened Tony’s Deli and Fresh Meats on Washington Blvd. She worked at Tony’s for approximately 35 years, until she broke her hip. The customers affectionately called her Aunt Mary or the “cookie lady.”
Mary was an active member of Mater Dolorosa Church and the church choir until it was closed. She then became a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church. She also was a member of the Sons of Italy.
Her sisters, Catherine Kohr, Rose Naso; her brothers, Joseph and Tony DiParlo; and a niece, Carmen Haefner, preceded her in death.
Mary is survived by her nephews, Carl (Lorraine) DiParlo, of Williamsport, Mark (Toby) DiParlo, of Shelburne, Vt., Joseph (Cynthia) DiParlo, of Trout Run; her nieces, Delores Reed and Mildred Feist, of Williamsport; great nephews, Scott Reed (Melody), of Williamsport, James (Adrian) Reed, of Harrisburg, Robert (Marie) Haefner, of Winfield, Daniel (Melissa) Haefner, of Summerville, N.C., Nevin and Griffin DiParlo, of Shelburne, Vt. and Mike (Sarah) DiParlo, of Williamsport; great nieces, Allison (David) Shay, of Bloomsburg, Ashley (Allen) Kiessling, Jennifer (Christopher) McPherson, Andrea (Mathew) Randall, Beth and Janelle DiParlo, all of Williamsport; as well as several great-great nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated 12 noon at St. Boniface Catholic Church, 326 Washington Blvd., Williamsport, on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, with Msgr. Stephen D. McGough officiating, followed by a private burial in Wildwood Cemetery. There will be no visitation.
In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully suggests memorial contributions in Mary’s name may be made to The Williamsport Home (Activities fund), 1900 Ravine Road, Williamsport, PA 17701, or a charity of your choice.
Crouse Funeral Home is handling arrangements.