Mary Alice "Sweetie"Conway Tavolier

Died: Tue., Jan. 9, 2018


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Jan. 12, 2018
Location: Fairlawn

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 AM Sat., Jan. 13, 2018
Location: St. Hilary Catholic Church

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Mary Alice “Sweetie” Conway Tavolier

Mary Alice “Sweetie” Conway Tavolier, passed away on Jan. 9, 2018, she left in death as she lived her life with truest grace and dignity, surrounded by her loving family and adoring husband, Peter.

Sweetie was born in Akron to the late Ralph and Helen Conway. She was preceded in death by her infant son, Peter Ralph;brothers, Jay Conway and his wife, Mary, Michael;sister, Margaret and her husband ,Joe Ahern; brother-in-law, Larry Mehok; sister-in-law, Pat Conway; niece, Fancy Ahern and her brother, the late Howard Conway; mother and father-in-law, Albert and Margaret Tavolier; sister-in-law, Marcy (George) Scullen and brother-in-law, Renald Tavolier.

Sweetie attended St. Martha’s elementary school and after graduating from North High School she received the John S. Knight full college scholarship to Sienna Heights college in Adrian, Mi., graduating with SUMMA Cum Laude honors in education. 

Sweetie always put family first and made it her life’s mission to advocate for those children with mental and physical disabilities and founded the woman’s board of Summit County Assoc. for Retarded Citizens (S.C.A.R.C.). She revitalized the woman’s board of the Ohio Ballet because of her strong conviction to keep the arts in Akron. She was involved in numerous parish committees such as Altar and Rosary Society, first director of the woman’s
renewal retreat at IHM parish as well as Eucharistic minister and lector.

She is survived by her husband, Peter of 66 years; children, Christopher (Pam), Michele (Don) Petush, Michael (Carolyn), Mary Alice ( Peter) Bell, Peter, Brian, Darcy, Barry(Betsy), Buffy (Michael) McDermott;grandchildren, Erin (Dave) Claibourne, Katie(Mike) Heuer, Matthew Petush, Emily(Brian)Jarzenski, Rachel (Corey) Linke, David and Ethan Tavolier, Olivia(Zach) Longanecker, Makenzie, Hayley and Peter Bell, Brian, Katherine and Elizabeth Tavolier, Blythe, Tess, Owen and Collin McDermott; great-grandchildren, Conner and Sophia Claibourne, Gideon, Felicity, Abner and Cosette Jarzenski, Henry, Walter and Madeline Linke, Mason Heuer and his sisters, Scarlett and Vivian due this May;sisters, Helen Conway and Cathy Mehok; brother, Tom Conway; sisters-in-law, Edie Conway and Theresa Tavolier, numerous nieces and nephews.

 A special note of thanks to all the devoted caretakers from Compassionate Care, especially Michael and Emily and Corla Merritt.

Her generous and giving spirit will continue on in the lives of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Friends will be received 4-8p.m. Friday at Ciriello & Carr Funeral Home, 39 S. Miller Rd, Fairlawn

Mass of Christian Burial 11a.m. Saturday, January 13 at St. Hilary Catholic Church.
Private interment at Western Reserve National Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to ARC of Summit County or the charity of your choice.

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   Posted Thu January 11, 2018



Becky Jarzenski
   Posted Sat January 13, 2018
Although I'd only met Mrs. Tavolier a few rimes I know her morals and beliefs are exemplified by her children and grandchildren. Their warm, friendly, caring nature must surely be a direct result of her teachings and example. She will live on through their acts and her light will continue to shine.
My deepest condolences
Becky Jarzenski

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