Bastian & Perrott, Oswald Mortuary

18728 Parthenia Street, Northridge, CA


Marie Isabel Rezzo

30 abril , 192521 enero , 2020

Obituary for Marie Isabel Rezzo

April 30,1925 - January 21, 2020

Marie Isabel Rezzo was born Marie Isabel McCarthy in Somerville, Massachusetts, a small city adjacent to Boston. She grew up in a loving, Irish-Catholic home with her parents, John McCarthy and Isabelle (Campbell) McCarthy. Together with her siblings, Claire and Jack, they enjoyed growing up in Charlestown. They attended St. Catherine of Siena grammar school during the academic year, then packed up and spent many enjoyable summers on the shore.

A scholar-athlete and pianist, one of Marie’s earliest, fondest memories was of skating on the Charles River with her father. She loved studying and shared memories of staying warm during the harsh Boston winters lost in her school books late into the night. Marie attended Salem State College and earned her Masters Degree in Business at Boston University. She then taught business classes at the college level.

On a summer trip to California, she met and fell in love with Joseph Rezzo, a native of Los Angeles. They married in 1950 in Boston, honeymooned in Vermont, and then settled in Van Nuys, California, where they raised ten children.

Marie and Joe’s priority on Catholic education and family vacations provided their children with rigorous academics, summers in Lake Tahoe and many a skiing trip in Mammoth.

Marie is survived and greatly loved by her sister and brother, her ten children and their spouses, her grandchildren and their spouses, and her great-grandchildren.

Marie’s Catholic faith was always an integral part of her life. It was her anchor and shield. In the busiest and most trying of times raising her family she would recite the following prayer:

Let nothing disturb thee Let nothing dismay thee All things pass but God never changes Patience attains all things Whoever has God lacks nothing God alone suffices

St. Therese of Avila

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to 40 Days For Life, a non-profit organization committed to helping mothers choose life. 40daysforlife.com


  • Visitation lunes, 27 enero , 2020
  • Rosary lunes, 27 enero , 2020
  • Funeral Service martes, 28 enero , 2020
  • Burial martes, 28 enero , 2020


Marie Isabel Rezzo