STRUTHERS, Ohio - Private services were held for Mary Lou Durick who passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, October 12, 2017 surrounded by family.
Mary Lou was born on October 5, 1932 in Struthers, the daughter of Joseph and Mary (Corsetti) Toto.
She graduated in January 1950 from Struthers High School, where she was a majorette with the marching band.
She then worked as a secretary for Automatic Sprinkler.
On August 28, 1954, she married Joseph Durick, Jr. They recently celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary.
Mary Lou was a member of Christ Our Savior Church.
She was very proud of her Italian heritage. She loved going to casinos with her sister, Nancy.
Mary Lou was a special person, never forgetting to send a card to commemorate a special occasion or light a candle to offer support during a difficult time.
Besides her loving husband, Joseph, she leaves two sons, Dr. Robert (Donna) Durick of Lowellville and Dr. Thomas Durick of Watsonville, California and her devoted daughter, Dr. Janet Durick of Pittsburgh. She also leaves a sister, Nancy Hokanson of Struthers and a brother, William (Patsy) Toto of Waynesburg, Ohio.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Shirley Bielicki of Warminster, Pennsylvania.
The family wishes to thank the staff of Grace Hospice for the kind and compassionate care they extended to Mary Lou and for the support which they gave her family.
Charitable donations may be made to Grace Hospice, 7206 Market Street, Boardman Ohio 44512. Scott Raybuck Foundation (colon cancer) c/o Molly Raybuck, 11116 12th Avenue Ct. NW, Gig Harbor, Ohio 98332.
Arrangements handled by Clemente Funeral Homes.