Mary DiAlbert Prosperi, age 98, of Steubenville OH, has passed into the arms of the Our Lord and Savior. While Heaven is rejoicing, the world is now a little less kind, less loving and less happy.
Mary was born in Steubenville to the union of Quintino and Domenica Lelli Prosperi.
She was the wife of Felix Prosperi, whom she has longed to be reunited with since his sudden passing in 1976.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Felix. She is also preceded in death by her three brothers, Frank DiAlbert, Alfred “Fatty” DiAlbert and George DiAlbert.
Mary is survived by her two daughters, Carole Farley of Steubenville and Lois “Lala” (Robert) Thompson of Wellsburg, WV; and one son, Philip (Shirley) Prosperi of Steubenville. She is also survived by her two sisters, Emelia “Yemmy” Orlando of Port Huron, MI and Gloria Tripodi of Wintersville, OH.
Her loving grandchildren are Robert “Robbie” Thompson of Wellsburg, WV, Jacky (Robert “Bob”) Hines of Steubenville, Mark Thompson of Weirton, WV, Marissa Prosperi Klass (Joseph) of North Huntingdon, PA, and Rena Prosperi Koontz (Eric), of St. Clairsville, OH.
Mary has seven great-grandchildren, Jacob (Anthony) Hines, Robert Hines III, Jack Koontz, Joey Klass, and Kameron Klass; and great-step grandchildren Kyley and Tyler Klass.
To know Mary was to love her. She was the kindest, most loving, giving and forgiving woman who asked nothing in return for all she gave. She loved her family and her family adored her. If you visited her you could be sure she sat you down and you would eat…a lot. If you got married during a certain time you can be sure her amazing cookies were at your reception.
The family would like to thank the staff at Valley Hospice for the wonderful care Mary received.
Calling hours will be Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. at the Mosti Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, 4435 Sunset Blvd, Steubenville. A Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Fr. Tom Nau will celebrate. Burial will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. A vigil service will be Wednesday at 7:45 p.m.
Offer condolences at www.mostifuneralhome.com.