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Mary DeLeonardo

Marion-Mary E. DeLeonardo, 89, passed away at 4:30pm on Friday, December 13, 2013 at Heartland Regional Medical Center. Mary was born on October 6, 1924 in Carbondale to B.F. and Minnie (Myrtle) Johnson.  She married Frank DeLeonardo on September 4, 1948 in Marion.  He preceded her in death on April 6, 1992. Mary worked at Unit #2 schools for 28 years as an administrative assistant.   In her early years she worked for Fabick Caterpillar Company.  Mary enjoyed watching her grandson’s school activities. She loved to travel and spend time with her friends. Mary loved the Marion Civic Center and was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Survivors include: Daughter-Teresa DeMattei and husband J.J. of Centrailia Grandsons: Brad J. DeMattei of Ballwin, MO Bryan J. DeMattei and wife Kellee of Marion Special friend-Britni Nguyen of Ballwin, MO She was preceded in death by her husband and her parents. A funeral mass will held on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 10am at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Marion with Monsignor Thomas Flach officiating.  Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be on Monday, December 16, 2013 from 5pm-8pm at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home.

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