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Painesville Location

1000 Mentor Avenue Painesville, Ohio 44077

Willoughby Location

38001 Euclid Avenue Willoughby, Ohio 44094

Mentor Location

6330 Center Street Mentor, Ohio 44060

Mary Lee Culotta (nee Pistone)

05/11/1940 — 08/27/2018

A close-up photo of Mary Lee Culotta smiling with a yellow floral shirt

Mary Lee Culotta (nee Pistone), age 78, formerly of Mayfield and Grace Woods in Willoughby, passed away August 27, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. She was born May 11, 1940 in Cleveland to the late Carl and Rose Pistone.

Mary Lee retired from Mayfield City Schools as the transportation supervisor.

She is the loving mother of Vincent (Susan) Culotta, Vicki (Vytas) Apanavicius and Michael (Lynette) Culotta; beloved grandmother of Gabrielle and Victoria Culotta, Vaiva, Sara and Amanda Apanavicius, Ryan, Jessica and Scott Culotta; dearest sister of Phyllis Willis; aunt and cousin of many.

Funeral Mass will be held at 10 AM Saturday, September 1, 2018 at St. Bede the Venerable, 9114 Lakeshore Blvd., Mentor. Visitation 4-8 PM Friday at The Abbey of Willoughby, 38011 Euclid Ave., Willoughby, which is located on the grounds of Jeff Monreal Funeral Home.

Burial at Knollwood Cemetery in Mayfield Hts.

Donations can be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation, 1359 Broadway Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018

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13 Replies to “Mary Lee Culotta (nee Pistone)”

  1. Oh Auntie Mare… how the memories flood-in. Childhood was defined by family, gathering, celebrating; always together… my heart aches that you’ve left us, but my spirit is lightened knowing you are glorifying in the arms of the Lord. May peace and comfort be yours Vincie, Vicki and Michael knowing she had so much to be proud of and so much to celebrate with you and your children. Treasure the golden memories forever xoxo Nancy Ann


  2. So sorry to hear of Mrs. C’s passing! A wonderful woman, mother, and friend. My prayers, condolences, and love to the Culotta Family!


  3. Jim and Donna Walters August 29, 2018 at 11:47 am

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our sincere condolences at this very difficult time.


  4. I am so terribly sorry! I know that this loss will leave a hole in your life.


  5. Debra wilburn and Dennis Cavanaugh August 29, 2018 at 12:51 pm

    I agree with Nancy Ann! My sweet, pretty, fun cousin! My favorite memory is babysitting for Vince, Vicki and Michael~ great kids & family~ I did a great job! Hugs


  6. Vince & Laurie Fultz August 29, 2018 at 3:24 pm

    We are heartbroken over this loss. We will always remember your mom with great joy and fondness. Thinking and praying for all of you during this sad time.
    Vince & Laurie


  7. Art,Bobbi,Tom & Tina Hood August 29, 2018 at 5:33 pm

    RIP Mary Lee. So many good memories.
    Condolences to the family


  8. Gregg & Lesa Jusko August 29, 2018 at 5:50 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear this. Mary Lee was my boss during the week but a poker buddy on the weekends, we even went to Las Vegas together. We shared a lot of laughs and fun together.
    Mary Lee will be missed by all that knew her, heaven gained another angel.
    Our prayers are with the Culotta family
    RIP Mary Lee


  9. Rob and Mary Fleeman August 29, 2018 at 10:13 pm

    Our deepest sympathy to you and your family.


  10. Cyndi Pietrantone August 30, 2018 at 3:54 am

    Mike and Family,

    I am so sorry to hear about your mom. Please know that we are included in the many many people praying for you all during this sad time. May God comfort you in your sorrow as you celebrate your Mom’s life.

    Much love!


  11. Sandy Holbert (Nasca) August 31, 2018 at 3:03 pm

    Mary Lee was an amazing person with a huge heart. I have so many wonderful memories of our childhood. She was the coolest teenager ever with an amazing personality. She was so blessed to have all of you in her life to love. Know that I am keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. xoxoxo Sandy Holbert (Nasca)


  12. Sandy Holbert (Nasca) August 31, 2018 at 7:03 pm

    Mary Lee was an amazing person. I have such wonderful memories growing up with her. My heart goes out to all of you at this difficult time. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Sandy


  13. So sorry to hear of your loss, she was always there to cheer us on, cow bell and all.


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