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Mary E. Garthwaite
July 20, 1939 ~ July 2, 2023 (age 83) 83 Years Old
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Poland-Services will be held on Friday July 7, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. at the Clemente Funeral Home 10170 Main Street in New Middletown, OH 44442 for Mary E. Garthwaite, 83, who passed away fighting pneumonia on Sunday morning July 2, 2023 at Hospice House.
Mary was born July 20, 1939 in Aliquippa, Pa, a daughter of Eligo and Pauline Babich Zuccaro.
She moved to Poland as a young lady and graduated from Poland High School in 1957, where she played the Clarinet in marching band and was a cheerleader. She was also voted the most athletic athlete in the year book after scoring 19 of 21 points in a basketball game. Mary worked at the C & H Transportation Truck Company. She was a member of the St. Paul Catholic Church in New Middletown, enjoyed bingo and going to the former Canfield Motor Speedway to watch stock car races. She also liked to watch motocross racing on TV.
Mary married John T. Garthwaite, Jr. on December 7, 1967 and he passed away on March 16, 2011.
She leaves her children Joseph (Lori) Blinsky of Boardman, OH, Maria (Rick) Paes of New Middletown, OH; James Blinsky of Mogadore, OH, Jackie (Shawn) Hughes of New Middletown, OH and Chrissy (Paul) Zubick of New Middletown, Oh; two brothers Vince (Connie) Zuccaro of Boardman, OH, Gene (Linda) Zuccaro of Poland, OH, two sisters Elizabeth Hockenberry of Boardman, OH and Pauline Zuccaro of Poland, OH, 14 grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two brother’s Louis and Gerald “Jerry” Zuccaro; one sister Lois Sweetko, and a brother-in-law Scott Hockenberry.
Friends may call on Friday July 7, 2023 at the Funeral Home two hours before the service from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.
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