Mary H. Phillipon Letizia

October 01, 1919 ‒ January 10, 2017

Mansfield, Ohio

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.

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  • You have my deepest sympathy in the loss if your mother, JoAnn. I understand how very difficult this is. God Bless

  • Seeing Mary’s obituary brought back many memories for me. I am Elaine Jones’ daughter. Our mothers belonged to what they called “The Club”. Somehow this group of young mothers met and began meeting several times a year for a girls’ night out, meeting at each others homes. I think there were 6 of them, and they were all very nice, wonderful women. Each summer they would have a picnic and bring their families, so I got to know your mother. Over the years I would see her, and we would have nice visits. You have my sympathy in the loss of your kind and wonderful mother.

  • Jeanne,
    We were saddened to read of your Mother’s passing. She was such a great lady! We certainly enjoyed knowing her when she worked for us for several weeks . We understand how you will miss her. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    With love and sympathy,
    Susan & Pete