Mary R. LaBrie

November 01, 1917 ‒ November 27, 2011

Mansfield, Ohio

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

her desserts.

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

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