Mary Embroli, 93, of Batavia, entered peacefully into the house of our Lord on September 22, 2013 at Crossroads House in Batavia.
Mary was the daughter of Angelo and Carrie (Costantino) Turazzo and was born on February 9, 1920 at home. As a young girl, Mary loved roller skating and playing softball with the Thorpe Street Torpedoes.
Mary held several jobs throughout her life, working as a seamstress at the Shirt Factory, then to Doehler Jarvis during the war, Kisiel Die Castings, GTE Sylvania, Oliver’s Candy, which she said was her “sweetest job” ever, and in the meat department at Star Market. But her most passionate role was that of a beloved and dedicated wife to her husband, Joseph and endearing mother to their children. Mary lived for her family. At any given moment, you could find her in the kitchen preparing authentic Italian dishes, making homemade pizza, dozens of cookies for Christmas, and getting her meatless recipes ready for St. Joseph Day celebration. She made every family gathering special from her beautifully set tables to her picnics in the backyard with food galore and games set up for entertainment, along with the many antics she had in store for all those attending. She loved playing tricks on everyone and no one ever left those wonderful times without a “dish of goodies” to take home with them. Mary also enjoyed sewing for herself, her family and her home. Many family members received crocheted afghans as gifts as well as the patients of the Veterans Hospitals in Batavia and Buffalo.
Mary and Joseph P. Embroli enjoyed 64 loving and dedicated years of marriage before his passing on January 18, 2006. Along with her husband and parents, she was predeceased by her siblings, Carl and Angelo, who passed away as toddlers, Josephine (Frank) Barone, Rose Mancuso, Anthony (Hazel) Mancuso, Samuel (Sarah) Mancuso, Joseph (Betty) Turazzo, Frank (Lucy) Turazzo, Grace Zicardi, and Dolores Turazzo; nephews, Guy Irrera, Angelo and Anthony Turazzo. She was the sole survivor of a hard working and wonderful family.
Survivors include her loving children, Joan (Joseph) Maniace, Enrico (Kathleen) Embroli and Carleen (Danny) West. Grandchildren, Joseph (Angel), Ronald (Leann), Gino (Lynn) Maniace, Erik (Sandy) Embroli, Tyra (Terry) Read, Christina and Troy West, both at home; great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Mary is also survived by her brother-in-law, Lawrence Amato and his family, several nieces, nephews and cousins in the Rochester area.
Family and friends may gather to share memories, thoughts and condolences on Wednesday (September 25th) from 4-8pm at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, 9:30am at Resurrection Parish (St. Joseph Church). Interment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery.
Those desiring may make memorial contributions to Crossroads House, 11 Liberty St., Batavia, NY or Homecare and Hospice, 550 East Main St., Batavia, NY. Expressions of condolence may be made at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.
ARRANGEMENTS WERE ENTRUSTED TO THE J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA, NY 14020. RONALD KONIECZNY II, DIRECTOR & PROPRIETOR.