elevated H5a8O Mary, a compassionate woman of strong moral code, passed away peacefully on August 21, 2020 at the age of 89. Mary was a modern and loving mother who lead her children by example, teaching them to cook, bake, clean, and serve as engaged parents and partners. Mary was predeceased by her parents, Donata D’Antimo and Giuseppe Lucchetta, and two brothers, Sam and Mike Lucchetta. Mary leaves behind two sisters, Rose Longo and Angela McPeek. Mary will be greatly missed by her children Carl (Betty-Ann), Neil (Lori), Margaret, and Eric (Cheryl). Mary’s 12 grandchildren and their families and her nieces and nephews all agree that Mary was a practiced listener who proved masterful with well-placed words of advice to family and friends alike. She was a proud Canadian of Italian heritage committed to keeping alive cultural traditions passed on from her immigrant parents.
elevated H5a8O Mary was a proud Torontonian; she nonetheless spent the 1950’s relocating her growing family across Canada and to Mexico in support of her husband’s career. Once Mary’s work with her children eased and the family was back in the Toronto area, she started a second career. Mary first worked at a local elementary school, then moved on to a senior administrative role with the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board. Mary led efforts in the mid-1970s to organize school secretaries for pay equity. She worked steadily training successive Board Superintendents until her retirement in her late sixties.
elevated H5a8O While armed with a bone-dry sense of humour, Mary was a fan of broad and slapstick and a lifelong Leafs supporter (especially Dave Keon and Matt Sundin). Mary was a remarkable beauty who presented as effortlessly glamourous and held herself to high standards in all ways. Mary will be remembered as active in her faith, proud of her family, and an independent woman careful with money but generous to those in need. A Memorial service will be held for Mary when all her many family and friends can join together to celebrate her life.