Mary
Feinstein, Mary Jane, a 67 year resident of the South Bay passed away on Thursday, August 11, 2011 in Torrance. Born in Turtle Creek, PA, Mary was 86 when she died. She was a member of American Martyrs Catholic Church in Manhattan Beach, and retired from Hughes Aircraft after 32 years of service. In addition to being a loving mother and grandmother, she was a big Dodger fan. Mary is survived by her sons, John and Chuck of Hawthorne, CA; Charlie (Tracy) of Long Beach, CA; daughter, Charlotte (Kevin) Vezina of Hawthorne, CA; sisters and brothers, Margaret (Jim) Dufalla; John (Josephine) Simmons; Charlotte Zukoski; Joe (Dolores) Simmons all of Indiana; and 6 grandchildren: Jennifer Feinstein, Jonathan Feinstein, Lauren Feinstein, Macy Vezina, Holly Vezina, and Denis Vezina. She is preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Mary Simmons; son, Jerry Feinstein; and husband of 18 years, Charles Feinstein. The Memorial Service will be held at Rice Mortuary in Torrance on Sunday August 21, 2011 at 1pm. Burial will be private at Pacific Crest Cemetery in Redondo Beach. Please use this website to send the family messages, share memories, or to obtain directions to the services.

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  1. Dear Charlotte and Family: I just wanted to express my sympathy on the passing of your Mother. I didn’t see her often, but she was always such a sweet and caring aunt. God bless her and I know she will be watching over you and yours. Love, Your Cousin, Mary Kay and family

  2. I just wanted to let you know that I will keep your family and your mother in my prayers. May beautiful memories fill your heart through your time of sorrow. God bless your family. With love, Michele and family

  3. I am so sorry to hear of Aunt Mary Jane’s passing. I have many great memories of her and they always involve lots of laughter. I hope your memories and the love you shared provide you some comfort at this time and always. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Tina and Dave Valentin

  4. Perhaps they are not stars in the sky, but rather openings in Heaven where the love of your mother pours through and shines down to let us know she is with us. The brightest star must be Mary. She was always full of laughter and fun. I have such great memories of her and her laugh and quick wit comments. I’ll miss her. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Love your cousin, Jackie and Jim Landfald

  5. Dear Charlie, I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. Wish all the best for you and your family. Mark Thiessen

  6. Aunt Mary was such a wonderful person. When I moved out to California she took me under her wing. I will always be thankful for that.

  7. Charlotte, You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Mary was such a lovely lady she will forever be missed. The holidays and Super Bowl Sunday will never be the same!!! With much sympathy DM

  8. Mary became such an important part of my life and practically raised me along with my parents too. I am forever grateful for her being my mom’s best friend for 40 years. She has been through a lot with our family as we have been with yours, both happy and sad. She will be truly missed. Love you Mary.

  9. Mary my sister was the kindest and most caring person that ever lived. She will be missed and always in my prayer. With love, Margaret & Jim Duffala

  10. How do you put in words about someone who loved you without any limits…she gave me the world and always supported me in everything I did. She taught me everything I know and made me the woman and mother that I am. She will always be with me and live though me and my children. I thank God everday for every minute I had with her. I love you mom and know you will be watching over all us. xoxoxo Love, Your Daughter Charlotte

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