Elizabeth Ann Mauritz

May 24, 1939 ‒ March 16, 2021

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD:  The daughter of Italian immigrants, as a young girl, Elizabeth (Contrascere) Mauritz learned the values of hard-work, humility, and the importance of family.  The youngest of 10 children, Elizabeth’s feisty and confident nature was cultivated at a young age and carried her through life’s seasons.  A loving and devoted wife, mom, grandma and great grandma, Elizabeth Ann (Contrascere) Mauritz, of Mansfield, passed away Tuesday, March 16, 2021.  She was 81.

Elizabeth was born in Mansfield on May 24, 1939 to Nunzio and Rosalia (Sidoti) Contrascere.  On January 21, 1961 she married Daniel Mauritz.  The two celebrated 60 years of marriage. Elizabeth embraced her role as wife and mother in raising three children.

Elizabeth was always intentional in looking her best, taking pride in her appearance.  Her favorite color was red, which matched her spunky, energetic and likable personality.  She loved to travel, enjoying vacations to Hawaii, Disney World, Branson,+ along with numerous other destinations.  She enjoyed camping…often locally at Mohican.  The week prior would be spent prepping food and organizing supplies.  She enjoyed nature and spending quality time with family.  Many summer days were spent on Daniel’s Honda Goldwing, cruising the winding roads of Amish Country and the Mohican Valley.  She was a people person who enjoyed the acquaintances at the Mansfield YMCA and Lexington Senior Center.  There Elizabeth and Daniel would often play euchre with friends.  The two loved playing cards. Together, Elizabeth and Daniel took advantage of the local bike trail, riding between Lexington, Mansfield and Bellville.

Some called her “Betty”, a fitting nickname matching her personality to her collection of Betty Boop figurines and collectables.

She is survived by her husband Daniel Mauritz of Mansfield; daughter Susan (Jeff) Goff of Mansfield and son Todd Mauritz of New York, New York; grandchildren Mickey (Sabrina) Lodwick, Dr. Daniel Lodwick (Dr. Cheryl Lodwick), Stephanie (Nick) Blanchard, Jeremy (Elizabeth) Goff, Sarah Goff; great grandchildren Star (Salvador) Elenes, Gavin Lodwick, Thomas Shaffer, Isaiah and Jude Lodwick, Grayson Blanchard, Scarlett Goff; siblings Esther (Amos) Smith, David Contrascere; sister-in-law Virginia Contrascere; numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family.

Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her daughter Kathy Lodwick; siblings Vincentia Caira, Rose Manz, Sara Contrascere, Salvador Contrascere, John Contrascere, Russell Contrascere, Mary Robinette; nephews Mike and Ricky Caira.

Visitation will be Saturday, March 27, 2021 from 11 AM – 1 PM in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where funeral services will begin at 1 PM.  Private family burial will be held in Lexington Cemetery.

Memorial contributions to the Alzheimer’s Association may be made through the funeral home.

To leave an online condolence and view Elizabeth’s tribute video, please visit: SnyderFuneralHomes.com

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  • Our deepest sympathies to Stephanie, Susan, and all of the family. Mrs. Mauritz sounds like an amazing woman. May God’s love bring you peace and comfort.

  • We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you during this very difficult time. Such a wonderful life of joy, family time and great memories.

  • Aunt Betty was one of the great beauties of this world and I was always proud to be related to her. She supported my daughters every year with her Girl Scout cookie order and it gave us a wonderful “excuse” to plan a visit to Uncle Dan and Aunt Betty. My girls were always excited to go and just recently Caryn mentioned that she missed these little trips, so we set out on a Saturday and played board games with the pair and admired their Christmas tree (in February) and made a memory we will both cherish the rest of our lives. My sympathy to the family, as I know she will be missed.

  • Sue and family, Mark and I are so sorry to hear about your mama’s passing. Please know we hold you close in thoughts and prayers. Your mama was a lively lady for sure. She had a smile like no others. So much energy. May God comfort you all.

  • Dan and family we send our condolences. We remember fondly our annual visits to Mansfield and seeing you and Betty even though it has been some years now. Know our thoughts and prayers are with you. Fred Robinette and Patsy Brown

  • We are very sorry for the loss of your mother and Pastor Jeremy’s grandmother. We are praying for you to feel God’s Arm’s of comfort around you during this most difficult time.


    Bart & Margie Hedington (Dutchtown Brethren Church)