Mary H. Phillipon Letizia
October 01, 1919 ‒ January 10, 2017
MANSFIELD: Mary H. Phillipon Letizia, 97, formerly of Paxford Place, died Tuesday January 10, 2017 in Crystal Care Nursing Home.
Mary was born October 1, 1919 to Carl and Mary (Touby) Phillipon in Mansfield. She was a graduate and valedictorian of Madison High School and helped plan many of her class reunions. Mary was a former member of First Christian Church and a member of Saint John’s United Church of Christ. She worked in the office of Montgomery Wards and was a partner and office manager in the family owned businesses, Safety Cab Company and Safeway Transit Systems.
On November 24, 1938 she married Louis L. Letizia celebrating 53 years of marriage before Louis’ death on March 1, 1992. Mary enjoyed sewing, reading and traveling.
She is survived by three sons and two daughters: Richard and Judie Letizia of Columbus, Jim and Gerry Letizia of Cape Coral, Florida, JoAnne and David Hamblin of Mount Gilead, Louis Jr. and Peg Letizia of Batavia, and Jeanne and Richard Hartman of Mansfield; grandchildren Tom, Christine, Jay, Libbie, Jim Jr., Matt, Brandi, David, Darin, Jill, Lindsay, Jason, Jodi, Jami, Ryan, and Brad; many great grandchildren; niece Cyndi and Steve Kunz of Galena.
Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Louis and sister Martha Matteson Stith.
Her family will receive friends, Friday, January 13, 2017 from 1-2pm in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where her graveside service will immediately follow in Mansfield Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Saint John’s United Church of Christ may be made through the funeral home.
Online condolences to her family may be made by visiting:SnyderFuneralHomes.com
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