Mary LaPietra

January 16, 1940March 25, 2019
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Mary Frances LaPietra (1940-2019), 79, of Lee’s Summit, Missouri died peacefully on March 25, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. Mary was born in 1940 in Bronx, New York. She graduated from Hunter College with a degree in English. She taught English until her children were born. She then devoted her life to lovingly raising her children and being an outstanding grandparent to her grandchildren. She was happiest when surrounded by her family.

She leaves behind her three children Richard LaPietra, Joann Fischbach and husband Mark, and Amy LaPietra; three grandchildren Cory Fischbach and fiancée Jacey, Eric LaPietra, and Brent LaPietra and fiancée Grace; great grandchild William Fischbach; brother Charles Hartman and his wife Helen; brother-in-law Jack O’Dair. She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister.

A Memorial service will be held from 4-6 pm on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at McGilley State Line Chapel located at 12301 State Line Road, Kansas City MO 64145. Special thanks to Crossroads Hospice for assisting her children in caring for her.


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, March 30, 2019

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Ted Arrandale

March 31, 2019

Privileged to have briefly gotten to know your mom. I’ll think of her every time I hear a movie from the 80’s being played at an unreasonably loud volume.