Mary B Falkenstein

30 December, 192020 September, 2020

Mary B. Falkenstein, 99 of St. Pete Beach passed away on Sunday, September 20, 2020. Mary was a loving Mother, Grandmother, Aunt and friend to all.

Mary was born in Aspinwall, PA to Bruno and Bernadine Reitano. She learned her business prowess from working in the family’s grocery corner store in PA. Mary, relocated to Baltimore, MD where she owned and operated a successful restaurant and bar. While in Maryland she met and married her late husband, Domonick Falkenstein. They had three children, Bruno, Domonick and Mary Jo. Upon her husband, Domonick’s early passing in 1961 Mary was left a widower with three young children and a business to run. She owned and operated the Keystone Restaurant and Bar until in 1976 when she sold and moved to Pass-A-Grille making it her permanent residence.

In Pass-A-Grille Mary joined her sisters Josephine and Elizabeth. Mary then began the full time role of managing The Keystone Hotel. In 1977, Mary purchased the property that she developed into the restaurant, The Hurricane where her crab cake recipe is still a best seller.

Mary was a caring, sincere, hardworking, entrepreneurial, inspiration and Matriarch. She greatly enjoyed developing long lasting friendships with guests who visited her at the Keystone Hotel along with those in the Pass-A-Grille community. Mary lived her life as a devout Catholic and enjoyed praying the rosary along with the novena for special intentions.

Mary was preceded in death by her father, Bruno, her mother, Bernadine, sisters, Josephine and Elizabeth. Domonick, Mary’s husband also preceded her along with her granddaughter, Christy Fedor. Mary is survived by her three children, Bruno, Domonick “Rick” and Mary Jo. Five grandchildren, Heather, Danielle, Domonick, Isabella and Gianna, and extended family members.

Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association - Gulf Coast Chapter 1-800-272-3900

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Terri and Mike Finnerty

10 October 2020

To all the members of the Falkenstein family. We send our deepest sympathies on the loss of your much loved and revered mother and grandmother. She was an icon in Pass-A-Grille and everyone who knew her loved and admired her especially for her non-stop work ethic, when many of us had long been retired. She was amazing! You will all always be in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless you and bring you peace in the days to come.

Diana and David Newbery

5 October 2020

Mary will be missed by anyone who had the pleasure of knowing her.....our condolences to her whole family... Dave and Diana Newbery

David & Joyce Torrey

5 October 2020

Mary Jo
So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. We will always remember the great times we had at the Keystone and how welcomed your Mom always made us feel. Our prayers are with you and your family.
David &Joyce

Colleen Simko

30 September 2020

Our deepest sympathy to all the family, Mary was a pillar of strength and welcomed us to Pass-A-Grille 36 years ago with a kindness we will never forget. Our family will always be grateful for her friendship and will miss her presence but will always remember her legacy.

Dennis Guard

29 September 2020

Dear Mary Jo, Danielle, Bob, Bruno and Rick,

Our family is so very sorry to hear about the loss of Mary.
We have known your family for 40 years and you all have played a happy role in our life. We all will miss Mary, and can't begin to imagine Pass-A-Grille without her. Our heartfelt sympathy to you
at this very sad time for all of us.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Dennis, Juanita and family

Lea and Buddy Davis

25 September 2020

I am sorry for your loss, Heaven is a better place now that Mary will be there to put everyone straight. 😊

She was an amazing woman, a pillar of strength. Whenever we came in town we would stop by to say hi to her. ❤️

Praying for peace for all of you.

Al Johnson

25 September 2020

My thoughts and prayers to the Falkenstein family.

Deborah Schechner

22 September 2020

Dear Falkenstein family,
We were sorry to hear of your loved ones passing.
Our sympathy for all of your family.
May you all be blessed at this difficult time.
Steve and Deborah


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