Mary Fabian

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February 17, 2010

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Mary J. Fabian, age 86, of Westerville, former resident of Mentor, Ohio for 40 years, died peacefully Wednesday afternoon, February 17, 2010. Born February 8, 1924 in Euclid, Ohio to the late Nicholas and Jenny (Luciano) Trivisonno; also
preceded in death by her husband Vincent Thomas Fabian, whom she married
January 28, 1947, her sisters, Agnes Della Santa and Marie Parzialle, and brother
James Trivisonno. She retired in 1989 from Bailey Controls Co. in Wickliffe, Ohio. In 2005 Mary moved to the Ravines at Central College in Westerville where she enjoyed the camaraderie of many new friends. Her main love in life was her family. She will be missed for her compassion, loyalty and quirky sense of humor. Survived by son, Allen (Gwenyth) Fabian of Westerville; daughters, Wendy (Anthony Joseph) Mangino of Westerville and Linda (Richard) Yaxley of San Francisco, CA; grandchildren, Erin (Michael) DeAngelis, Leslie Mangino,
Meredith and Benjamin Yaxley; great-granddaughter, Gianna Mangino; brother, Albert S. Trivisonno of Lexington, KY; sister-in-law, Bernice Trivisonno of Niles, IL. Friends may call at the MORELAND FUNERAL HOME, 55 E. Schrock Road, Westerville, Saturday 2-4 p.m. where service will follow at 4 p.m..Private interment, Lakeview Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio. Memorial gifts may be made to the American Diabetes Association, the Susan B. Komen Foundation or the Ohio SPCA.


Allen Gabrenya - Mar 2, 2010

As a kid, visiting relatives sometimes can seem painful. But not with Aunt Mary and Uncle Winnie. The two of them had a wonderful sense of humor and always made us laugh. Aunt Mary was also someone who was truly nice to us kids and cared about what you had to say. Also, like my sister said, Mentor did seem awfully far to go in those days. But when you got there, it was worth it.

Bobbi Gabrenya - Feb 22, 2010

I was saddened to learn of the death of Aunt Mary. There are two things that I remember from visiting her and Uncle “Winnie” when I was a kid: that Mentor seemed so far away and that those two always made us laugh! My sympathies to Allen, Wendy, and Linda (and their families).

Carol Gabrenya - Feb 20, 2010

Aunt Mary joined our family in the late 40’s when she married Uncle Vince. Tall and glamorous, she quickly became our favorite. She had a mischievous sense of humor that expressed itself through those twinkly eyes and gentle smile. She laughed with her whole being infecting us all with the humor of her unique “take” on things. Aunt Mary never lost her loving nature and acceptance of others. She will be missed, but the beauty of her spirit will be with us always.

Eva Parziale - Feb 19, 2010

We treasure the time we were able to spend with Auntie Mary at family gatherings in recent years in Columbus. We’ll miss her and our hearts are with her family. Eva Parziale, Dan Delehanty, Kelsey Delehanty and Maggie Delehanty

Tom Miller & Josephine Kuo - Feb 18, 2010

Mary was a wonderful, caring person. We will certainly miss her delicious pizzelles, expertise at games and puzzles, and her pure delight at commercials with cute puppies. Above all, we will miss her great sense of humor, and tremendous love for her family and friends. Our thoughts, prayers and sympathies are with everyone who appreciates the tremendous loss of Mary’s passing.

Huimin - Feb 18, 2010

I was shocked and heart broken by the news. I couldn’t believe Mary left me so suddenly! I was hoping to see her in the spring. Mary was like my mom. I even told her that she was even better than my mom. She was a very bright, generous, brave person. I learned a lot from her. I will never forget her sense of humor. I can’t stop crying when I think of her. I miss her very much. Mary will life in my heart for the rest of my life. Mary, if you can hear me, I want to say that I love you!

Larry Parziale - Feb 18, 2010

She was my favorite aunt and my Godmother and I have many great memories of good times growing up and spent in her company and of Uncle Vince. I’ll miss her sense of humor and her kindness to me over the years. She was a classy lady.

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