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1000 Mentor Avenue Painesville, Ohio 44077

Willoughby Location

38001 Euclid Avenue Willoughby, Ohio 44094

Mentor Location

6330 Center Street Mentor, Ohio 44060

Mary McGarry (nee Vaccarino)

07/07/1920 — 03/07/2017

A close-up photo of Mary McGarry formerly Vaccarino posing for the camera with a smile

Mary McGarry (nee Vaccarino), age 96 of Mentor, passed away March 7, 2017 peacefully at Hospice of The Western Reserve in Cleveland. She was born July 7th, 1920 in Somerset, PA to the late Frank and Joanna (DisPasquale) Vaccarino. Mary was retired from TRW where she worked for 25 years and was a member of St. Gabriel Catholic Church. She devoted her life to taking care of her family and spending time with them.

She is survived by her brother, James “Duke” (Shirley-deceased) Vaccarino; granddaughters, Lisa Nelson and Mona (Richard) Adamczewski; great grandchildren, William, Cole and Annalisa Nelson, Ashley and Kayley Adamczewski; many loving nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Thomas E. McGarry; daughter, Gloria (Bernard) Dimberio; her parents; her sisters, Fratina Vaccarino, Carmella “Dolly” (Robert) Cross, Rose (Ernest) Rosey and Antonette (Russell) Fulton; her brothers, Donald (Antoinette) and Paul (Pat).

Burial at All Souls Cemetery in Chardon Twp.

A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, March 9th, 2017 at 10 AM at St. Gabriel Church, 9925 Johnnycake Ridge Rd., Mentor.

Visitation will be held today, Wednesday from 5-8 PM at JEFF MONREAL FUNERAL HOME, 6330 Center Street, Mentor.

Donations can be made to Hospice of The Western Reserve, 300 East 185th Street, Cleveland OH 44119.

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6 Replies to “Mary McGarry (nee Vaccarino)”

  1. Mike and Rosemary Holmes March 7, 2017 at 10:26 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Heartfelt sympathy goes out to the family.


  2. Denise Shimrock March 8, 2017 at 1:48 am

    I will miss Mary very much . SHe was like a mother to me. She was warm and kind person. SHe had a strong belief in God and showed kindness to all.


  3. Kelli Chambers March 8, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    Sorry for your loss girls….awesome women she was..glad to have known her and all of you…..Rip…Mary….love and prayers to you all….


  4. I am so sorry for your loss, and my deepest condolences! I am so sadden to hear that Mary has passed! Mary was like my own family. I will never forget the smell of her roses, the “dental visits” she had in her chair, the sweet potatoes she loved to eat at midnight, or the Irish coffee she had every morning. I am so happy to have been able to get to know her so closely and I will never forget the time that I got to spend with her. Thank you Mona and Lisa for you sharing your grandmother with me! Mary will forever be in my thoughts and in my heart! Love, Jela.


  5. Louanne, Rosanne, Benny March 9, 2017 at 1:48 am

    We are so sorry to hear about your grandma. We know she meant a lot to you both. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. With sympathy.


  6. We are so sorry to hear about your grandma Mona and Lisa. We know she meant a lot to you. We are thinking of you and praying for you in these days to come. With deepest sympathy.
    Lou, Ro and Benny


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