Peacefully on Sunday, January 10, 2021, Mary age 88, returned to home. Born to the late Aurelio & Margaret (Toretta) DiMaggio. Dear wife of Angelo for 70 years. Sister to Amy, Joanne & Aurelio Jr. Proud mother of Jim (Sharon), Mary Margaret (Wes) Dykes, Mike (Jeannie), & “adopted daughter” Donna Caligiuri. Doting grandma of Tara, Joanna, Mallory, Angela, Jesse, Sarah, Elissa & 9 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by siblings Marty, Carmella, Gloria, Ben, Jim, step-mom Mildred & great-grandchild Diego. Mary loved reading, crocheting, traveling, & solving crosswords. She enjoyed being an Avon lady for over 50 years. Mary began her career as a waitress at Hite’s, then worked at Palmer’s restaurants as a cook for more than 50 years. She was a second mother to many, and the front porch was a gathering place for her kids’ friends. Mom loved to talk. The door was always open for coffee & conversation, all were welcome. She will be dearly missed.
Family and friends are welcomed at the John N. Elachko Funeral Home, 3447 Dawson St. Pgh. PA 15213, for Visitation on Friday, January 15, from 4-8pm. A Celebration of Life will be conducted at the funeral home on Saturday, January 16, at 11:30am. Interment following at Allegheny Cemetery. For those unable to attend in person please join us for Mary’s Visitation, Service and Interment on Zoom — Meeting ID: 820 9472 5552 Passcode: 092184
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