El Camino Memorial - Encinitas

340 Melrose Ave, Encinitas, CA


Mary Fortuna Pierro

March 26, 1928June 16, 2020

Mary Fortuna Pierro passed peacefully at 92 years old on June 16th, in Del Mar, California. She was born in March of 1928 in New York, and relocated to California in 1960 with her Husband Salvatore, and daughter Marielena. Mary was a cherished member of her family, and a parishioner of St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church in Carlsbad, California. She is survived by her Daughter Marielena, as well as her three granddaughters and four great grandchildren.

In Lieu of flowers, please donate to the "City of Hope" at www.cityofhope.org


  • Rosary & Visitation

    Wednesday, June 24, 2020

  • Memorial Service

    Thursday, June 25, 2020

  • Christian Burial

    Thursday, June 25, 2020


Mary Fortuna Pierro

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Bob Dufault

June 20, 2020

Whenever there was a family event, Mary and I would visit with each other. The first topic would be about our current ailments. Then, we would quickly change the topic to agreeing about how the good old days, before iPhones and the internet, were so much less complicated than it is now!

Of course, we would review the talents and successes of each of our grandchildren/great grandchildren. We were always in agreement.

Our last discussion would be about how important God has always been a significant part of our lives. Before our meal, I made the sign of the cross to say grace. Mary told me; “you should make the sign of the cross twice then say grace! “ I just let Mary be Mary.

I will miss our visits greatly.

Love, Bob

Chiara Merino

June 20, 2020

My Beautiful Beda, I will always remember and will never forget all the times we had together and all of the Beautiful memories of You and with You! We Thank You for everything! We cherish You! Our Queen Butterfly! You are my everything! My Nana (Beda), a best friend and confidant! We will miss everything about You! We’re so proud of You, Your strength, Your will to stay so long, even though you were suffering! We’re sorry for any pain You had! I feel like I’ve lost part of my soul, letting go of you is very difficult! You did Your best to prepare me! We are so happy for you even if we are in pain because You are now pain free and with Your Sal again at last! Just as you wanted to be so badly! You prayed to be back to Papa, so we are happy for You and Papa! We know we will see You again and that You and Papa will always be with us! Our Angels! We Love and miss You both forever and ever, the whole world and even more than that! Worlds and worlds and more! XOXO, Love, Your Chiara, Ryan, Baby & (how’s the Family).