GIRARD Mary E. Cretella, 89, of Girard, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 at St. Joseph Health Center.
She was born April 27, 1924, in Girard, the daughter of the late Frank and Raphael Scafuri Caputo.
Mary worked for the Ravenna Arsenal during World War II, Meuser's Shoe Store in Girard, and served 15 years as a clerk for the Trumbull County Auditor.
She was a member of St. Rose Church, Mt. Carmel Society, Chit-Chat-Club and the Oblate Sisters Auxiliary. Mary was an avid reader and enjoyed being with her family.
She is survived by her children, Sara (Tom) Bova of Findlay, Maggie Cretella of Girard, Philip "Rusty" Cretella of Girard, Theresa (John) Kay of Girard and Frank (Karen) Cretella of Girard; sisters, Antoinette Lonardo of Boardman, Philomena Bush of Warren and Helen Robison of Winter Park, Fla., nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Philip A. Cretella, whom she married Jan. 27, 1947 and died April 25, 1992; and brothers, Ralph and John Caputo.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 5 p.m. Friday at St. Rose Church, where there will be calling hours from 3 p.m. until the time of Mass at the church.
Interment will be held in Girard City Cemetery.
The Cretella family wishes to thank the staff at Shepherd of the Valley and the staff at St. Joseph Hospital for their kind and compasionate care, and requests that material contributions be made to St. Jude's Children's Foundation, which their mother supported for many years.
Arrangements are entrusted to Blackstone Funeral Home. Visit www.blackstonefuneralhome.com to view this obituary and send condolences to the Cretella family.