Mary Elsie DiSalvo, 82, devoted and faithful wife, loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother passed peacefully on to eternal rest on May 5, 2017, surrounded by her children. She is survived by her husband of sixty-two years, Joseph DiSalvo, daughter Joanne and son-in-law Domenico Bernardo, son Joseph DiSalvo and daughter-in-law Gail, daughter Maria and son-in-law Anthony Puglisi, and daughter-in-law Debra Urbano-DiSalvo. Her son Michael DiSalvo pre-deceased her in 2012. She will be greatly missed by her many grandchildren, Gina Bergdall and husband Robert, Anthony Bernardo and wife Pamela, Anthony Puglisi and fiancée Kasey, Paul and Nicholas Puglisi, Michael DiSalvo and wife Michele, Elissa DiSalvo, Joseph DiSalvo and Samantha, Jacqueline and Robert Santucci. Mary is also survived by great-grandchildren Julian Bergdall, Olivia DiSalvo and Anthony Bernardo.
Mary was born in Queens, New York on Christmas Day, 1934 to Mary Cassano Acella and Michele Acella. She married Joseph DiSalvo on April 17, 1955. Mary was a homemaker and stay-at-home mother to their four children. She lived a life of love, not just for her family but had a generous spirit toward those who knew her. She was a peacemaker and lived a life of kindness toward others. She had a warm heart and home, a welcoming way and enjoyed throwing parties celebrating life’s happy moments. Mary taught her children the value of family, respect, and kindness. She was always giving, and always finding ways to show her love.
Suffering from poor health, Mary found a way to be lovable even with the myriad of challenges she faced. The family of Mary DiSalvo would like to acknowledge the wonderful care and concern shown to her and the family by the Glen Arden Nursing Home community. Thank you for your skill and kindness for our mother and also for our dad as well. The family truly appreciates it.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, (a charity Mary supported), 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. www.stjude.org
Visitation will be held from 10:00 AM to 12:00 noon on Saturday, May 13th, 2017 at Flynn Funeral & Cremation Memorial Centers, Inc., located at 139 Stage Road, Monroe, NY 10950.
A Mass of Christian Burial to follow at St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, 71 Murray Avenue, Goshen, NY at 1:00 PM
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Thomas F. Flynn and the staff of Flynn Funeral & Cremation Memorial Centers, Inc. For directions to the funeral home, St. John’s Church or to offer an online memorial, please visit www.flynnfh.com