Mary Ann (Fetzek) Nore

March 24, 1943 ‒ June 03, 2017

Mansfield, Ohio

Mary Ann (Fetzek) Nore ‘showed up for life.’ She lived each day as if it were her first and last. Chronologically, she was 74 years old, but her life, attitude, outlook, and relationships were ageless.

After spending a beautiful Lake Erie day sitting on her “hill,” iced tea with many lemons in hand, Romeo (her beloved Golden-Doodle) beside her, Mary Ann was tragically taken from her beloved friends and family on her way home that evening.

Mary Ann was born March 24, 1943 to John & Helen (Gies) Fetzek in Buffalo, New York. Raised by her devout Catholic, single mother, Mary Ann was nurtured by this faith throughout her life, always preferring the liturgy of the Mass celebrated in Latin. After graduating from Mount Saint Mary Academy, she earned her Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Education from The Ohio State University. On April 24, 1965, she married Darryll Breen Nore and spent 32 years with him, until his passing in 1997. After Kevin and Heather were ready for school, Mary Ann began her work career for the county and retired 30 years later as the Deputy Director of the Richland County Child Support Enforcement Agency.  Mary Ann was past President of the Eastern Regional Interstate Child Support Association (ERICSA), one of the largest child support professional organizations in the country. She was also a member of the Ohio Family Support Association (OFSA), the National Child Support Enforcement Association (NCSEA) and an active member of the Ohio CSEA Director’s Association. She also served as chair for the Ohio Child Support Awareness Network (OCEAN) and was past President of the Mansfield Area Y Board. On a local level, Mary Ann served on the City of   Mansfield’s   Fair   Housing   Commission, worked   on   the   United   Way   NAPAC Committee, and was a 1996 graduate of Richland Area Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Unlimited class.

Mary Ann was ‘rabbi’ to friends and family. Her wise counsel was sought by all, including those who did not want it – but that was Mary Ann. We loved her, despite. She was the litmus test we all wanted to pass. She was the natural magnet for fellowship.

Mary Ann always loved to be on the water, and traveled to many countries throughout her life. However, her “trottage” at Queen of the Lakes on Lake Erie was her preferred destination, with family and friends in tow. She treasured going on many vacations and trips with dear friends and especially with her granddaughter, Savannah. One of her many favorite pastimes was “competitively collecting” sea glass on the Lake Erie beach. She proudly tortured family and friends with some of her best sea glass, red and yellow. Unfortunately, she rarely found the coveted hue, cornflower blue.

Her beloved family includes her son, Kevin B. Nore of Alameda, CA; daughter, Heather B. Nore of Mansfield, OH; only granddaughter, Savannah B. Cinadr; two grand dogs, Leeloo and Tallulah; sister, Melissa and brother-in-law Robert Sievert of Ipswich, MA; nieces, Emily Sievert Reynolds and husband Justin Reynolds of Dolgeville, NY; Madeleine Sievert and Fiancé, Jack Harry of Astoria, NY; great-niece, Harper Reynolds; Bobby and Sharlene Neumann, Aaron and Collin Neumann; the Birthday Club “A- Group,” the Outer Banks “B-Group,” and numerous lifelong dear friends, alongside Peppermint Patty, her cat and Romeo, her beloved 6-month-old golden-doodle.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and Jack Russell Terrier, Buster and feline favorites, “Stanley, Ju-Ju Bean, Sneakers, and Shitty Kitty.”

Everyone knew that Mary Ann’s expectation for her family and friends in the event of her death, was to CELEBRATE her life, and make new MEMORIES. Therefore, in order to begin making those new memories, please join us in the healing celebration of her life, Mary Ann’s family will receive friends Sunday, June 11, 2017 from 12 to 3 p.m. in the Finefrock Chapel of the Marion Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where a Celebration of Life honoring Mary Ann’s life will follow. The Rev. Dan Dickman will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Mary Ann’s memory, to the Richland County Humane Society, either through the funeral home or directly to the Humane Society.

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Mary Ann’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory, message of condolence, or watch her tribute video– at SnyderFuneralHomes.com

  • Kevin, Heather and Savannah: The suddenness/shock of Mary Ann’s passing has certainly left a void in our all of lives. We will miss her humor, frankness and honestly immensely. Ah..so many great memories we had together with Mary Ann and Darryll.
    Again, our heartfelt condolences for your loss.

  • Mary Ann was so special to me. We had just recently had an ERICSA conference and for some reason she was on my mind. I was thinking I need to get in touch with her. Ah, too little, too late. She has taught me to pay more attention to my inner thoughts now. I love Mary Ann for being Mary Ann. She was thoughtful and mentoring. She brought me into ERICSA and I am still with the organization today, even though retired. I was hoping that she might attend the 2019 conference in Niagara Falls. We will raise a glass for her at the Falls!! Hugs and comfort to all of you.

    Elaine in Atlanta

  • Hopefully some comfort to the family to know our nephew held her and prayed over her until EMS arrived at the scene. God bless you as you miss Mary Ann.

  • Words are inadequate to express my condolences to you, Heather, your family, and all who knew and loved your mother. I am sure, though, that she is just a whisper away when you need her. Sending loving thoughts to all.

  • I was so very saddened to learn of Mary Ann’s passing, and the tragic way in which it occurred. As a member of her ERICSA family, I want to share how much board members cared for and respected her. She was tireless in her work on behalf of the association. She was smart, witty, and mentored many in the child support community. I am grateful for having known her and Darryl.
    God’s peace be with Kevin, Heather, and Savannah.
    Meg

  • Kevin, Heather and Savannah,

    I am so saddened by the loss of Mary Anne. She was one special person always full of fun and compassion for others. I knew her as part of the ERICSA Family and will always remember her dedication to the child support program.

    May the great memories you have give you comfort.

    Vernon Drew
    Silver Spring MD

  • As a member of the Outer Banks B Group, I will always treasure that I had the privilege of being a part of Mary Ann’s life. She was an extraordinary person. She was indeed that “natural magnet for fellowship” and a touchstone for friendship. I always looked forward to that rejoining with Mary Ann’s warmth and mirth each year at the beach. I knew that I would be listened to; chided or comforted, as needed; and endlessly entertained as she regaled us with her stories of life since we had seen her last. Our beach group has had some absences over recent years and I was looking forward to this year being the year that the core group would be back to normal again… only there will never be “normal” again. There will be this immense space of personality missing. I will celebrate each day that I had the privilege of having Mary Ann be a force in my life… and she was a formidable and fabulous force. Rest well, dear friend.