Mary Helen Daley Andruzzi

August 10, 1931August 17, 2010

Mary (Helen) Daley Andruzzi, 79, passed away Tuesday, August 17, 2010 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born August 10, 1931 in Madelia, MN to the late Jim and Ida (Steinbach) Daley. Helen graduated from Madelia High school in 1948, and married the love of her life, Anthony Andruzzi Sr. on January 14, 1950 in Spokane, WA. Helen was gifted with many talents which included being a homemaker, waitress, domestic goddess, loving wife, devoted mother, doting grandmother and great-grandmother.

Helen is survived by her husband of 60 years, Anthony Andruzzi Sr., of Raleigh; eight children, Anthony Andruzzi Jr. (Marcia), Barbara Desmarais (Mike), Nick Andruzzi, Joe Andruzzi (Patti), Ida Stephens, Mike Andruzzi (Sally), Mary Andruzzi, Bill Andruzzi; sisters, Pat Metrejon (Ed), Peg Fallenstein (Mark), Jenice Fallenstein (Jim), brother, Mike Daley (Mimi); twenty-two grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren.

Helen was preceded in death by one son, Joseph James Andruzzi.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, August 20, 2010 at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Raleigh.

The family will receive friends from 7:00-9:00 p.m., Thursday, August 19 at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 200 SE Maynard Rd, Cary, NC.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Community Home Care and Hospice, 7714 Chapel Hill Rd, Cary, NC or Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center, Office of Development DUMC 3828, Durham, NC 27710

Condolences may be offered at


  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, August 20, 2010
  • Visitation Thursday, August 19, 2010

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August 23, 2010

Miss ya! What a Lady

Joseph R. Andruzzi

August 21, 2010

To Uncle Tony and all my cousins, you are all in my thoughts and prayers.
I will never forget Aunt Helen.
Love Always...

Joan & Bob Long

August 19, 2010

Dear Andruzzi's,
We are thinking of you. May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Our condolences, Bob & Joan Long and family

Anthony McClain

August 19, 2010

Mrs. Andruzzi was a spitfire and it has been my privilege and honor to know both her and Tony. Our prayers and thoughts are with all her family. All our love, Anthony McClain and Pam Plant

John & Linda Lang

August 19, 2010

Dear Tony Sr and family,
May you find comfort, at this time, with your wonderful memories of Helen and the caring thoughts of others. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Vandy Vanderford

August 19, 2010

Warm thoughts, happy memories of Helen and her entire clan. My love and thoughts are with each of you. I wish I could be there with you at this time.


Bonnie Kuhr

August 19, 2010

Tony, I wish I could be there to participate in the celebration of life of Helen. I'm out of the state until September 4. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Lois Snyder

August 19, 2010

Dear Tony Sr, and all your wonderful extended family. On behalf of myself and my family we send out deepest sympathy on the loss of Helen. She was a great friend through all the years we have known her. We will miss her greatly.
Lois Snyder and family.

Robin Dennis

August 19, 2010

Dear Andruzzi Family,

We are so sad to hear that you lost your dear Mary, cherished mother, loved grandmother and great-grandmother
Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

The Sisterhood of the Tree

Nanci Csordas

August 19, 2010

I am glad Marianne brought me into the heart beat of the infamous Andruzzi family. Immediately I could see Mama Andruzzi was a strong woman, even though her body was frail. And I was able to spend a few evenings with Mama Andruzzi, one night in particular watching the 50th Anniversary video. She was so proud! And now once again even her body is strong up there with God in heaven.

Prayers and hugs to you all.....