Mary Masterpalo, 93 years old passed away on June 30th with her daughters by her side. Mary was born on July 3, 1928, the youngest of 8 children, to her immigrant parents Rosa and Salvatore Forlenza in Pittston, PA. Moving at age 3 to Staten Island. She attended PS 16 and Curtis High School.
She married the late Anthony Masterpalo 1946, and they lived in New Brighton and Tompkinsville until relocating to Port Richmond in 1966. Mary is survived by her three daughters: Denise Last, Diane McConnell (Kevin) and Debra Masterpalo (Robert Brown) all of Staten Island. She also survived by 9 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Mary was predeceased by her loving husband of 68 years in 2014.
Mary was exceptional at sewing, knitting and crocheting. She enjoyed preparing meals for her extended family, especially Christmas Eve dinners. She and her husband enjoyed trips to Atlantic City and annual vacations in Wildwood Crest, NJ.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Cherubini McInerney Funeral Home, 1289 Forest Avenue. Viewing will be held on Tuesday, July 5th from 6pm-9pm with a funeral mass on Wednesday, July 6th at 10am at Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Private cremation to follow.
Cherubini McInerney Funeral Home
1289 Forest Avenue, Staten Island, New York 10302
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Our Lady of Mount Carmel
1265 Castleton Ave, Staten Island, NY 10310