Mary R. LaBrie
November 01, 1917 ‒ November 27, 2011
Your first step into Mary LaBrie’s Clifton Boulevard
home was aromatic. “You’d walk in and just fall over
from the delicious aroma of her cooking.” She was a
fabulous cook, from her spaghetti to her rigatoni to
More than an excellent cook, Mary was caring
and genuine – always ready with hugs and kisses to show
her affection for her family.
Mary passed away Sunday morning November 27,
2011 in her home in Ontario Commons. She was 94.
Born Mary Rose Phillips on November 1, 1917 in
Struthers, she was the daughter of Carmine and Adaline
(Greco) Phillips. She was a beautician and homemaker
who called Mansfield home for more than 60 years. She
was a member of Order of Eastern Star, White Shrine,
and formerly served as an officer with Amaranth.
A member of First English Lutheran Church, Mary
volunteered every Wednesday and served as the “Dessert
Lady” at the church’s weekly community lunch. She
enjoyed traveling (especially Caribbean cruises), and
gardening. At one time, Mary had over 50 blooming
African violets brightening her home.
Left to cherish her legacy are her daughter and
son-in-law Anita & Jerry Wilson of Mansfield; her
“Angels” granddaughters Laura Payne of Livonia, MI,
Melissa & Travis Turesson of Lexington, Heather & Chad
Sheline of Whitesboro, NY, and Jessica Roskin of
Birmingham, AL; her great grandchildren Anthony and
Zachary Payne, Vance Turesson, Meghan and Ethan
Sheline; sisters Ida Hites of Florida and Vera Compton
of New Springfield; and sisters-in-law Kay Phillips of
Struthers and Flo Phillips of Butte, MT.
She was preceded in death by her husband Sam
LaBrie in 1998; her daughter Sandra “Sandy” McKinney in
1982; and also by her sister Elenor Grecco and brothers
Jim, John and Bill Phillips.
Her family will receive friends Thursday,
December 1, 2011 from noon to 2 p.m. In the Finefrock
Chapel of the Marion Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, where
her funeral service will immediately follow at 2 p.m.
Pastor Paul Lintern will officiate. Burial will follow
in Mansfield Memorial Park.
Contributions to First English Lutheran Church
in her memory may be made at the funeral home. Snyder
Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mary
LaBrie, and private condolences to them may be made
online at: www.snyderfuneralhomes.com