Mary Natalizio

Aug. 21, 1907 – Oct. 29, 2012

Mary Natalizio, of Waukesha, passed away peacefully on Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, at the Avalon Square assisted living facility at the age of 105. She was born Aug. 21, 1907, in Milwaukee, and moved to Waukesha at age 3.

She attended White Rock Grade School and Waukesha High School. Mary was a longtime member of St. Joseph’s and St. Mary’s Catholic Church, where she was a member of Christian Mothers.

Mary enjoyed playing cards at Merrill Hills Country Club, where she and her husband, Tony, were members for many years. She was a wonderful cook and loved baking bread every week for family and friends. Mary was also an avid Brewers fan. She watched most games on TV, and for her 105th birthday, some of the Avalon staff took her to a home game at Miller Park.

Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Tony; parents, Nick and Nicolina Scrima; brothers, Louis (Rose) Scrima, Ralph (Antoinette) Scrima, Tony (Jean) Scrima and August (Ruth) Scrima; and sisters, Mary (Jack) Meola Frost, Rose (Nick) Panella and Jenny (Peter) Loffredo.

She will be missed by her children, Dick (Barb) Natalizio of Oconomowoc, Don (Eloise) Natalizio of Waukesha and Carol (Denny) Hanrahan of Sierra Vista, Ariz. She is also survived by her eight grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren, along with nieces, nephews and many friends.

Visitation for Mary will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the 11 a.m. memorial Mass of Christian burial Wednesday, Nov. 28, at St. Mary Catholic Church, 225 S. Hartwell Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186. The Rev. Howard Haase will officiate. A private burial will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Waukesha.

The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the Avalon staff for the wonderful care they have given her for the past nine years. Also, thanks to the AsceraCare hospice staff for their compassionate care during the final days of her life.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to St. Mary Catholic Church (see address above).

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For online obituary or to leave a condolence, please visit www.WaukeshasFuneralHome.com, or call 542-6609.