Mary Antoinette Delzio

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Delzio, Mary Antoinette, a 30 year resident of Redondo Beach, passed away on Sunday, June 8, 2008 in Torrance, California. Born in Madrid, Spain, Mary was 49 when she died. She lived a courageous and exploratory life. She spoke three languages, loved to barbeque, hike, ride bikes, LAUGH, love, read, and cook. Her passions in life were her two children. She peacefully left us on Sunday afternoon pain free and in the hands of her cherished ones. She was a strong and astonishing woman who fought until the end. She is survived by Son, Andrew Price of Redondo Beach, CA, Daughter, Samantha Price of Redondo Beach, CA, Mother, Mary Delzio of New York, NY, Brother, Frank Delzio of Chatsworth, Sister in Law Josie Le Balch of Chatsworth, CA, Brother, Paul Delzio of San Francisco, CA, Sister in Law Dawn Delzio of San Francisco, Niece, Sarah Delzio of San Francisco, CA, Niece Heather Delzio of San Francisco, CA, and Bother Steven Delzio of New York, NY. Preceded in death by Father, Frank Delzio and Brother, Lawrence Delzio. The Service will be held at Wayfarer's Chapel on Sunday, June 15, 2008 at 6:00 P.M. A reception will be held in Rice Mortuary's Lighthouse Reception Room following the Service. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to The American Cancer Society in the name of Mary Delzio. To make a donation please visit

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  1. I’m praying for the Delzio family. I was saddened to hear of Mary’s passing. I remember her so vividly during our high school years. She was so elegant and lovely. We were blessed to have known her during those early years in London.

  2. I am very grateful and blessed to have known and work with such a lovely woman, my she rest peacefully with the angels. God bless you and your family. Love, Trace Potlongo

  3. Arrgh! Mary. What a powerful force of positivity! What a major source of sunshine! What a loss! No words… Wishing big strength and peace to Mary’s family and friends. And, from all Gillespies to all Delzios, much love.. K

  4. I just spoke with Kevin, I cannot believe that Mary is gone. We lived so close and I never made an effort to find her. I remember spending a lot of time with Mary in high school, she was such a wonderful fun loving person. She will be sadly missed by everyone she touched.

  5. To Frank and the Delzio family. I am so sorry to hear the news of Mary passing away. She was very special and I will always remember her as a sweet person with a big smile and laugh. The Delzio family will always hold very speacial memories for me. Tom

  6. I will always remember Mary’s sense of fun and her great laughter. She was also a generous and compassionate woman who took me in with my pets when I was in the middle of my divorce and needed a place to stay. I am very saddened by the fact that I never got to see her again since my return to the U.S. She was generous to the end, as the last time I spoke to her by phone, she was trying to help my Australian chef husband figure out the L.A. restaurant business. I will treasure my memories of all the fun we had together. I will be praying for Mary on Sunday and am so sorry that I can’t be there due to my stroke induced disabilities. love to Drew and Sam. I know you will miss her very much.

  7. I will always remember Mary from when I was a kid in Paris and London. She was so beautiful and good. Though it’s been years since I’ve seen her- I think the last time was her wedding reception in New York (Was it at the Waldorf?)- I guess I thought she would continue forever… I am so sorry, for all who knew and loved her. Patrick Gillespie.

  8. Mary touched my life briefly, but in that short time I could see that she was a bright light in a dark world.

  9. I was so sad to hear of Mary’s passing, but happy that she didn’t have to suffer long. I always looked forward to her visits when I would visit Pam and Jake and know Pam’s heart is missing her best friend.

  10. Your smile, your laugh, your sense of humor will be missed. We will always save you a spot at Boogaloo. You’re in my prayers.

  11. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this hard time. I feel blessed I had the chance to have known Mary for she will always leave a lasting impression with her great attitude towards life and that ever so contagious laugh of hers…I can hear her laughing now. As ever, Jean-Pierre Chang

  12. Mary touched everyone with her kind heart, Beautiful smile, infectious laugh, open mind & her worldly ways. She will always be with us here at Boogaloo in our hearts forever. Danielle/Steve Roberts!

  13. Mary my dear friend, I can hear your laugh and I can see your smile. You will always be here…I so much wish that I would have spent more time with you in the last years…I miss you…love you and love the time we all spent together in the past. I have many good memories from Paris to Redondo Beach, skiing to Woodland Hills and even Echo Park. You and your family have always had a special part in my heart.Thank you for your positive and optimistic attitude. I love you Frank, Steve, Drew and Samantha. We will all meet one day again…

  14. Dear Frank and the Delzio family, I have only just now heard this saddening news and wanted to reach out asap to say how sorry I am. While I didn’t know Mary that well, the few times I spent with her were honestly some of the most fun times i’ve ever had. Her spirit was huge which complimented her huge heart. I miss Mary very much, and wish you and your families much comfort in these days ahead. I will be in touch Frank. Sincerely, Rick & Lisa Morrison

  15. No better Mother, daughter, sister, friend… We will miss Mary in so many ways; Her infectious laugh, that smile, her mischievious personality, those freckles. Beautiful in every way and a heart and soul that can never be forgotten. Mary was the bomb! We are all lucky to have had Mary Delzio in our lives… Mark

  16. I keep trying to think of something to say, something that would express how I feel, something that would convey what Mary meant to me, and I can’t. The words do not come yet the tears do… I loved her. I miss her and I will never forget her. I will be hearing her laughter forever.

  17. To the Delzio family, I’m so sorry for your loss. Although it has been so long and so much time has passed since I have seen all of you, the Delzio Family has always remained in my thoughts. Over the years I have thought of all of you. I have thought about Lawrence often, I can still see his smile to this day. When I have thought of Mary I always remembered how much joy she had in life. I always admired her for that. I have an old picture of the two of us and I dig it out every now and again and I can’t help to smile when I see it. She was so amazing and so beautiful. I use to always say she was the most beautiful girl I had ever met. I’m so very saddened by her passing and I want you know that your family will always be part of me. With Love, Mary Kay Temmel

  18. Mary is one of my dearest friends. I’m not sure there is a word in the English language that can describe how much she filled my heart with her love, her amazing smile, her infectious laughter or her neverending quest for enjoying the life God gave her. She reveled in her job of being a great mom and a wonderful friend to so many. That place in my heart may never be the same, but the memories of her will fill me up forever. I love you Mary.

  19. Hi Sweet Mary… just heard about the new web site, never ever thought I would see you here..miss you so much…more later 🙂 XXOO Meggan

  20. Samantha and Drew, You were the moon and stars in your mother’s universe and all that was most important to her. I wish sometimes you could have been a fly in the wall when the four of us – Misty, Mary, Jackie and I – got together to hear how she beamed about you…The love she carried for you was simply without end. I know as you go forward in life you will honor her by being the man and woman she saw in you.. With Love, Nicola

  21. When I think of Mary I will always smile. She had that extra sparkle in her personalty that many of us will always want to emulate. As my closest friend we shared so many great times, she always up for anything and was always so much fun! On the morning of June 8th I went up in a hot air balloon. I have to tell you there was a very personal moment for me when we were 8700 feet in the air and I felt a presence so strong it was very emotional for me. I found out later that she passed during the time I was in flight. For me it was God’s presence, and possibly he was lifting Mary to be with him at that very moment. I felt the angel’s brush by with Mary in their arms. I will be missing my (our) friend for many years to come but I will never ever forget her! I love you Mary! I miss you already! Love Pam

  22. Our hearts were broken with this news… we just found out last night. The years have passed and we didn’t keep in touch much but often thought of our fun loving cousin Mary and will always cherish all the wonderful memories of her. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you; Drew, Samantha, Big Mary, Frank, Steve, Paul and families. Patrick & Dena McElerney

  23. Mike and I would like to express to Mary’s family how much she will be missed. Mary was always so full of laughter and life. We will miss Mary’s smiling face. Her life ended to short but she will have her beautiful children to live on and honor her with living thier lives as wonderful ,happy and loving adults. Love Carmen and Mike Talbot

  24. How can I ever forget that fun evening, when I asked Mary where she grew up. She said, “Oh this little town in New York”, “I’m sure you’ve never heard of it”. I said “well you never know” and then she blurted out “PortChester” and I screamed with laughter..because that is where I graduated from high school, married my husband, had my son, and still have family and friends. I only live 2 miles from there right now. Mary, your laugh, your enthusiasm, your zest for life will always be a constant reminder of the wonderful person and friend you were. You will always have a special place in my heart as well as Lou’s. Love you… Marie Gioia

  25. There aren’t words to express how we feel. We have lost one of the last remaining bright stars in our lives. Her soul is within us all….it’s just that we feel cheated. Our love for the family goes beyond what is written here

  26. Words cannot say how sad we are for the loss of a friend, a mother, a woman with such a beautiful heart and smile. We are so sorry, and all of you are in our thoughts and prayers. We love you, Steve, Frannie Tassone, and the kids

  27. I remember so many things about my dear friend Mary. Her laugh was filled with her love. She had this ritual when I asked her how she was doing. She would shrug her shoulders, get this adorable silly laugh on her face and I can remember her sweet laugh, almost as if she was doing something wrong back when we were kids. I’ll never forget her laugh, I’ll never forget our friendship. I love you Mary. I’ll miss you Mary. I know you are in a good place…..Love, Steve

  28. I will miss Mary and her smile…my hope is that Mary is now smiling in God’s presence! I pray that God would give her family peace that only He can give. My sincere condolences to her family.

  29. Paul and the rest of the Delzio family. I am so sorry to hear of Mary’s passing. You are all in our prayers. Kent and Rebecca Felty

  30. Sending my love and thoughts to the Delzio family, and Sam and Drew, in memory of a beautiful friend who will forever be so dear in the hearts of so many.

  31. I am heartbroken to learn that the sweetest person I’ve ever met is gone. It’s been a decade and a half since the last time I heard your voice and the memory of that 5 minutes chatting at the car wash comparing notes about our children still makes me smile. I will miss you forever M. – Dennis

  32. candle 8To the Delzio Family,
    I just came about this announcement after trying to further inquire about Lawrence after looking him up in my old ASL yearbook. I was In Lawrence’ grade. I remember you all so well and MARY was so pretty…. I wanted to be her! She had a sweet voice as I remember her from high school in London. I only remember Mary, my sister Marcia’s age, Paul, and Lawrence, of course. I had such a crush on him. I’d love to hear any info on your family. Is Lawrence in USA?

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