WEATHERSFIELD - Mary E. Filipcich, 85, passed away peacefully at 2:30 p.m. Monday, March 24, 2014, at the residence where she lived for 64 years.
She was born March 11, 1929, in Duquesne, Pa., the daughter of John and Helen Murmak Hrebovcin. She later settled in Youngstown in the early 1930s with the family.
On July 2, 1949, she married Steve Filipcich in Holy Name Catholic Church, Youngstown, and they celebrated 61 years of marriage prior to his passing on Feb. 23, 2011.
Before her marriage, she was employed for the Kress Company of Youngstown.
Mary was a homemaker and enjoyed her family, cooking, baking and making crafts. She entered and won many recipe contests in local newspapers and craft contests in the Senior Division at the Canfield Fair. She also enjoyed collecting Santa figurines.
Mary was a longtime member of Saint Stephen Church and volunteered in the school cafeteria in the 1960s.
Mary is survived by two daughters, Marie (Dan) Farmer of Richlands, N.C., and Barbara Sappio of Niles; four grandchildren, Christine (Hector) Quintana of Dubuque, Iowa, Elizabeth Shott of Richlands, Rachelle Hardison (fiance Eric Gardener) of Richlands and Michael Sappio of Niles; two great-grandchildren, Hector and Bella Quintana of Dubuque; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sister, Helen Sobinovsky; and brother, John Hrebovcin.
Calling hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Holeton-Yuhasz Funeral Home. Service of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. The Rev. Thomas Kraszewski will officiate.
Burial will be in Kerr Cemetery.
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