February 23, 1923 ~ June 6, 2020
Born in: Vandergrift, PA
Resided in: Woodland Hills, CA
MARY LONERO (Age 97)
Mary Lonero, née DeBenedictis, transitioned peacefully to heaven into the presence of Jesus Christ our Lord on June 6, 2020. She was the 5th of six children born to Joseph and Carmella DeBenedictis in Vandergrift, Pennsylvania. In June 1948 she married Enrico ‘Andrew’ Lonero. She was the beloved mother of 3 sons, Patrick, Thomas and Robert (wife-Theresa); 5 grandchildren – Lukas, Tymothy, Brandon (Cari), Bryan, and Mary-Christine (Justin) and 6 great-grandchildren.
Mary pursued a career in nursing at age 48 and upon retirement, continued her passion to care for others as a volunteer at Little Company of Mary Hospital in Torrance, CA. It suited her servant heart.
She enjoyed cooking, experimenting with new dishes on her kids. She also loved ballroom dancing and she danced until she was 83 years young, when she suffered a stroke. Even after her stroke, our Lord blessed her with the ability to volunteer part time.
Mary, aka Mal, will be missed by her immediate family, her only surviving brother-in-law, George and his wife, Rose; numerous cousins, nephews and nieces.