Mary Elizabeth Gaylord Torchio
November 26, 1924 ~ June 9, 2011
Mary Elizabeth Gaylord Torchio, loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother, passed away on Thursday, June 9, 2011 at the Valley Hospice Care Center North, Steubenville, OH.
Mary was born November 26, 1924, the daughter of the late John and Theresa Gaylord. She is preceded in death by her husband, Anthony "Torch" Torchio.
Mary is survived by her daughters Marianne Czapla and her husband Larry of Coto deCasa, CA and Carolee Sikora and her husband Danny of Weirton, WV; granddaughters Krista Czapla Callaghan and Danielle Sikora Gambone and great grandchildren Maya Rose Callaghan and Dominic Joseph IV, Daniel Anthony and Anthony Jude Gambone. Mary is also survived by her brother George Gaylord and sisters Isabelle Taglione, Helen Critser and Lorraine Buehler all of Columbus, OH.
Mary was an avid reader and master gardener. She was a wonderful homemaker, friend and neighbor and was a member of St. Paul Roman Catholic Church.
Friends and family will be received Saturday, June 18, 2011 from 9 until 10:45AM at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton, WV, followed by Funeral Liturgy with Mass at 11AM at St. Paul Roman Catholic Church. The Reverend Father Larry Dorsch will officiate. Entombment will follow at St. Paul Cemetery mausoleum.
The family would like to thank Valley Hospice for their wonderful care, kindness and spiritual support. The family would also like to thank Dr. Rahman of Teramana Cancer Center for treating our mother with great dignity and compassion. We would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Thimmiah for not only being a wonderful family physician but, more importantly, a special family friend. Thank you also to Father Larry Dorsch for his life-long friendship and spiritual support.
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Dear Carolee, Dan & Family: Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all on the death of your mother, Mary. I am in NV for 3 weeks and cannot be with you; I pray that God give you strength and His loving peace at this very difficult time. Kathy
Marianne and Carolee, my prayers are with you all. I can remember when my mom was having my sister Jackie and I wanted to go to your mom’s house. She always let me play with your dolls… I can remember playing in the neighbor hood and always going up on the porch and talking to her and your dad…. What great memories I have… Take comfort in knowing that she is with God now and we will all be together one day.
MARIANNE AND CAROLEE AND FAMILES, SORRY TO LEARN OF THE PASSING OF YOUR MOM. I WORKED FOR YOUR DAD FOR MANY YEARS AT MILLSOP CENTER AND KNEW YOUR MOM WAS ALWAYS THERE FOR YOUR DAD . THE HAMILLS AND THE TORCHIOS WERE ALWAYS VERY CLOSE. MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH ALL OF YOU. LOVE, CARL AND JERRY HAMILL
Dear Carolee and Danny, I’m so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. She was such a sweet lady and I’m sure she’ll be missed. My prayers are with you.
Carolee My thoughts and prayers are with you. God blessed Mary with His grace in this life and will continue in His kingdom. His peace and love is with her and also with all of you. Nancy
Carolee My thoughts and prayers are with you. God blessed Mary with His grace in this life and will continue in His kingdom. His peace and love is with her and also with all of you.
My deepest condolences to the Torchio family.
Marianne, Carolee, I am sorry to learn of the passing of you mother. I last saw her at my mother’s 90th birthday celebration. It was a pleasure to see and talk to her. She was a wonderful women with a great smile. My prayers are with you both. Cousin Ray
Torchio Family, it is with great sadness to hear of the passing of Mrs. T. It was always a pleasure to speak with her on the phone when she called Bloors and when I met her in person she was just as pleasant. My prayers are with your family.
Carolee, Danielle and family, Know that you and your mom/grandmother have been in my prayers for so long now. And you will continue to be covered in prayer as you let Mary go to be home with our Lord. I’m sure Torch has been anxiously awaiting her arrival. No more pain, no more suffering for such a kind woman! Love to you and your family!
Our sincere condolances to all friends and family. You are all in our prayers.
Carolee, Marianne and Family: Sorry to hear about your mom’s death. She was always very nice when we were growing up. Thoughts and prayers to you all.
Dear Carolee and Marianne, I have such fond memories of your dear mother–whether it was at SJS or in your home, any time I was around her, she was kind, soft-spoken, gentle and accepting–except perhaps for the one time we kept her up most of the night when you had a sleep over! I will always think of her and of our friendship with the Torchio family fondly. May happy memories comfort you as you celebrate your mom’s love & life.
Carolee and Marianne, It seems strange to say, but for some reason Carolee, you’ve been on my mind. I am sorry to hear of the passing of your mom, she is remembered as a kind and gentle woman. You are lucky to have each other now in this time of loss; you can be of great comfort to each other. Please know that you both are in my prayers. I know that your mom is resting in eternal peace.
Dear Carolee,Danny, Danielle and family, Please accept my deepest sympathy. Your mother was a beautiful woman. May God’s grace bring you comfort during this difficult time. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Carolee, Danny, Danielle, Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Mother Torchio was very kind and loving to me. Her memory will always be in my heart. May GOD BLESS you all. Larry!!!
Carolee and family, Through you I came to know your mother and the fine person she was. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May the Lord make His face to shine upon you, comfort you, and you and your family peace.
To the family of Mary Torchio Mary was the sweetest lady I have ever known in my life. The nine years that I was blessed to know her she was there for me. Not to mention that she treated me and my family as one of her own.I considered her my BEST friend. Me and my family are going to miss her dearly. Love and Prayers “Shari” and The Colvin Family