December 6, 1922January 6, 2013

Mary A. Marco, 90, formally of Sun City, AZ, passed away January 6, 2013 in Chandler, AZ. She was born in Raton, NM and as a teenager, moved to Detroit, MI. Mary met her future husband there where she worked as “Rosie the Riveter”.

Mary was also a bookkeeper in the transportation industry. She and her husband retired to Sun City in 1979. Here, Mary was very active in St. Elizabeth Seton Parish and as a local organist. She was also a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of B.P.O.E. 2559, Sun City, AZ. Mary and her husband also loved world traveling. Their destinations included several trips to Italy and Mexico.

She is preceded in death by her parents Frank and Mary Kreck, sisters Rose Cunico, Edith Tomsic and Pauline Filippi and by her beloved husband of 56 years, Joseph, who passed away in 2000.

Mary is survived by her sister-in-law, Lorraine (Adam) Durante; nephews, John (Renie) Durante and Greg (Lisa) Besozzi; niece, Margaret (Robert) Rateau and nine great nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held from 5-8pm on Thursday January 10, 2013 with Rosary starting at 7pm at Sunland Mortuary, 15826 Del Webb Blvd., Sun City, AZ, followed by a funeral Mass at 10am on Friday January 11, 2013 at St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church, 9827 W. Palmeras Dr., Sun City, AZ.

In lieu of flowers the family kindly requests memorial donations to Arizona’s Hospice of the Valley.


  • Visitation Thursday, January 10, 2013
  • Rosary Service Thursday, January 10, 2013
  • Funeral Service Friday, January 11, 2013


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Karol Scotta

January 13, 2013

Joe & Mitzi were so much a part of our lives, especially after we lost my dad. They would come on Sunday mornings and visit. Each of us would have 15 minutes to delight them with whatever was going on. Then we'd have a wonderful visit. Joe & Mitzi were people of faith...and they shared this faith with us. I grieve for the loss of Mitzi. I do know that she rests with our Heavenly Father and that Joe and my dad welcomed her to them.

Karen Scotta-Cutting

January 13, 2013

So sorry to hear of Mary (Mitzi's) passing. Remembering many Sunday mornings in Allen Park, playing the piano for her and Joe. Loved her very much but I know that she is with her Joe and is happy now.

Katherine Scotta

January 13, 2013

God Bless my dear Godmother and may she be eternally happy in reuniting with my Godfather, Joe. My heart is heavy with loss, but joyous for that reunion.

Elaine & Al Humble

January 10, 2013

We will not forget the fun times, we had with Mary, sharing our musical talents. She was a fine lady. Our deepest sympathy for your loss.

Lynna Soller

January 9, 2013

John & Renie, so sorry for your loss. I hope you take comfort in the memories and time you spent with her since moving to AZ.