Mary Louise (Spadafore) Izzi

October 07, 1923 ‒ September 24, 2019

Marion, Ohio
Formerly of Fairmont, West Virginia

Mary Louise (Spadafore) Izzi, age 95, of Marion, died peacefully on Tuesday, September 24, 2019, at Marion General Hospital surrounded by her loving family.

On October 7, 1923, Mary was born in Fairmont, West Virginia, the oldest of four children of the late John and Sarah Spadafore.  She graduated from Fairmont High School.

Shortly following graduation, Mary was introduced by mutual friends to a young gentleman from Italy, Andrew Izzi.  They danced their way into each other’s hearts, and were married on October 2, 1942.  As a family, they moved to Marion, Ohio, in 1956, in search of a great teaching opportunity for Andrew.  Marion would become their home for the rest of their lives.  Together they cherished their sixty eight years of marriage, and lovingly raised three daughters: Regina, Karen and Sharon.  He preceded her in death on July 23, 2011.

For many years, Mary worked as an accountant with Grady Barnes in Marion.  She also was an active member of the St. Mary Church, and she loved when her friends would gather for their Bridge Club.

Avid gardeners, Mary and Andy tended to a bountiful flower and vegetable gardens.  Her vegetable crops were then used to make all of her special Italian dishes.  As soon as you stepped into her home you would be graced with the wonderful smell of her Italian cooking, and she always made sure no one left her home hungry.  She also enjoyed reading, especially a good fiction novel.

The matriarch of the family, Mary was the most nurturing and devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and aunt her family could have ever asked for.  Her love truly overflowed for all of her family.  She especially loved caring for and helping to raise her beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Left to cherish her memory are her three daughters: Regina Peacock of Columbus, and twins Karen Izzi of Charleston, SC, and Sharon (Mel Zwissler) Izzi of Powell; six grandchildren: Tim J. (CoCo) Peacock, Ami Peacock, Andy (Krista Krumanaker) Peacock, Eric (Kristen) Haubert, Darrin (Katie) Haubert, and Sara (Rob) Terry; eight great-grandchildren: Clayton, Seth, Henry, Jack, Maribella, Maddie, Charlie, and Andrew.

Including her husband and parents, Mary was preceded in death by two sons-in-laws: Tim H. Peacock and W. James Haubert; and her three siblings: Betty Graziani, Anthony Spadafore, and Helen Diamond.

A Memorial Mass for Mary will be held at 11 am, on Saturday, September 28, 2019, at St. Mary Church, 251 N. Main St., Marion, with Father Kyle Tennant officiating.  Her family will greet friends for an hour prior to her services at the church.  Inurnment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Marion.  A “Celebration of her Life” will then be held from 1 – 4 pm at the Knights of Columbus, 1232 E Center St, Marion.

Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice, 685 Delaware Ave #300, Marion, OH 43302, Kingston Residence, 464 James Way, Marion, OH 43302, or to a charity of your choosing.

Snyder Funeral Homes, Gunder/Hall Chapel, is honored to serve Mary Louise’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.

  • I am saddened at the passing of my beautiful Aunt Mary, as well , she was my Godmother. She was one, with her siblings, who truly loved and respected one another and all the beautiful people who were born and raised by them. Rest in Pearce and give love to your family you will meet, once again.
    Donna Diamond Monteleone

  • I only wish I had had the honor of meeting your lovely mother. Your Aunt Mary Izzi spoke so lovingly of her sister-in-law and of your father during our many visits, including today. Being of Italian descent myself, I see the common threads of faith, hospitality, love of creation and close family relationships. Her photo is expressive of her beauty and be consoled that she is more beautiful now than than even that photo can witness. As Deacon here at St. Peter the Fisherman CC, I extend not only my condolences to your family, but also those of the older generation of peers who knew your mom and dad and who will be hearing from me in visitations in the near future about her passing. Our prayers go out to you knowing that you will miss her greatly, yet will rejoice at the long and fulfilling life that God granted her. May she rest in Peace, may the angels come to greet her and may her beloved Andrew be the first to welcome her into the eternal life of joy in God’s presence.

  • Mary was a very kind and generous woman! I can see that she was a very positive influence on the lives of her children, grandchildren & great grandchildren. May Mary enjoy eternal peace with our lord and with those who passed before her. Family and friends will have wonderful memories of Mary and her late husband Andy!

  • God rest her soul. Very kind woman. Gina, Sharon and Karen so hard to loose your mom, no matter her age. Still miss my mom. No one replaces them. Deepest sympathy.

  • Dear family of Mary,
    I also never met your mMom but know her children and I know that she

    And your Dad must have been very special people. Prayers for the family

    Who will miss them. Prayers from me. Love, Peg

  • Dearest family of Mary, Your beauty and strength, compassion and talents, and generous example of loving your God will always be etched in my mind. May your peace be as deep as the beauty on your mother’s face.

  • Karen,

    There are no words adequate to share at this sad time. I hope and pray that memories of yesterday will forever remain in your heart and will bring smiles to you and your family in the future. Praying that you and the entire family find peace and comfort knowing that your mother is a good place.🙏🙏

  • Mary was always a gracious host. Whether it was at her house, or at her retirement home. I always felt welcomed by her. She lived a wonderful life surrounded by her family.
    May her soul Rest In Peace, and may her loving family find peace in Christ.

  • Dear Regina, Sharon,and Karen, my sincerest condolences to you and your beautiful families. Your dear mother was truly a carrier of Christ. I will always remember her gentle kindness, and nurturing spirit. I know you were blessed with her presence for many years, however, we are never ready to say goodbye, especially to one so dear. May God bless all of you with vivid memories of her loving spirit,and His comfort of a blessed assurance that she is now in His constant presence.
    Love to all of you,

  • Keeping the family in my thoughts and prayers.

    Judy Logan (formerly Dr. Timothy F. Garner’s office)