Mary Sabo Hoffman
July 19, 1927 – October 4, 2019
Dr. Mary Sabo Hoffman passed away on Friday, October 4, 2019. She was born in Dallas,Texas on July 19, 1927 to David Paul Sabo and Madie Mae Hopkins Sabo. She graduated from Our Lady of Good Council Academy, Marquette University and Marquette University School of Medicine. On June 5, 1951, she married her husband and lifetime partner in faith, Dr. Glen Hoffman. Together they spent a lifetime giving to others: their family, their church, their friends and their patients.
Mary was affectionately known to most as "Dr.Mary." She was ahead of her time as a female physician and, most specifically, as a researcher in the area of learning differences in children. She cared for children across the city of Dallas, in private practice, serving as medical advisor to St. Rita School and as Medical Director of Dallas Academy.
Mary and Glen were founding members of St. Rita Parish. Mary loved her parish, and the friends she made there. She served as President of the St. Rita Guild, she was a school board member and a member of the Parish Council. Mary was a founding member of Angels of Charity, the Christian Family Movement, the Hispanic Ministry of St. Rita and Our Lady Rosary Makers of St. Rita. She was a dedicated member of St. Jude Circle, St. Bridget Circle and St. Rita Eucharistic Ministers. Mary was also honored to be Dame Commander with Star of the Equestrian Order of the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, invested by the order of John Paul II in 1998.
Mary is preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 61 years Glen, brother David Sabo, beloved sisters Mollye Vilbig and Joann Simms, son in law John Bilello and grandson David Delatour.
Mary is survived by her children Greg ( Patricia) Hoffman, Kathy Bilello, Steve ( Leesa ) Hoffman, Mark Hoffman, and Ann ( John ) Delatour, her grandchildren John ( Patrice) Bilello, Kerrie ( Bob) Hagest, Mary Grace (Jeff) Mewett, Hilary ( Henry) Lindemann, Michael ( Cassy) Hoffman, Rebecca Hoffman and five great grandchildren.
Mary was deeply loved and will be deeply missed. A mass of Christian burial and celebration of her life will be held on Monday, October 14th at 11:00 am at St. Rita Catholic Church, 12521 Inwood Rd., Dallas, TX 75244.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: St. Vincent de Paul Society Thrift Store, 3052 W. Northwest Hwy, Dallas, TX 75220, Clayton Dabney for Kids with Cancer, 6500 Greenville, Ave., Dallas, TX 75206 or a charity of your choice.
St. Vincent de Paul Society Thrift Store
3052 W. Northwest Hwy, Dallas, Texas 75220
Clayton Dabney for Kids with Cancer
6500 Greenville, Ave., Dallas, Texas 75206
- Mass of Christian Burial Monday, October 14, 2019
- Committal Monday, October 14, 2019
Mary Sabo Hoffman
October 13, 2019
To my dear cousins, Ann, Mark, Steven, Kathy and Greg, we are comforted knowing Aunt Mary and Uncle Glen are reunited in heaven. I have many happy and kind memories of our family trip from Milwaukee Wisconsin to Dallas in 1963. I remember all of us loading up in Uncle Glen's new 1963 station wagon to visit 6 flags over Texas. The wagon that had air conditioning! We loved their visits to Wisconsin, we enjoyed wonderful conversation on many topics. Steven and I watched our brothers constantly wrestle, Allen and Mark, til Mark's shoulder was injured. Please know Jane and I are thinking of you and deeply miss you all!
October 13, 2019
To Mary's family and friends I send my deepest condolences.
My friend and fellow volunteer worker was truly a trooper. Mary and I shared rides on Mondays to volunteer at the Brady Center. Mary was actually a Treasure to the seniors in that area with her medical degree, but let me assure you that Mary stood and sorted books and other items....yep, Mary was a "working volunteer". This was an entire Monday morning and afternoon that we would work sorting items that had been donated for the seniors that lived in the area of the Brady Center. Mary glowed when she spoke of her family or of her Faith. During that time is when Mary and Glen became Knights of The Equestrian order which she was so proud of. Those years of side by side volunteering with Mary are very special in my heart.
October 11, 2019
My 1st memories of my aunt Mary were of her being my doctor. She patched me up from head to toe, and often prescribed those antibiotics w/ green cases filled with little pink and white pellets!!! My aunt and uncle loved God and we’re the best example of how to be the best person that I could strive to become. As a father of cheerleaders whenever we had a competition in Dallas Mary would let us stay at her house and it was the most wonderful time learning about my family heritage and spending time with my sweet aunt Mary I already miss her and look forward to the time when I can spend all the time I want with her . Love Little B
Mark & Gail Finn
October 7, 2019
So sorry to learn of Mary's passing. Knowing her for so many years from being a friend of Mark Hoffman, Mary was a great dedicated Mother and kind person. Mary will be greatly missed because she had an impact on so many. Condolences to Mark, Greg, and the rest of the Hoffman Family. God Bless Mary.