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Mary A. DalSanto
November 12, 1925 ~ June 18, 2023 (age 97) 97 Years Old
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Mary A. DalSanto
November 12, 1925 – June 18, 2023
Mary Amanda (Bulfer) DalSanto, 97, passed away on June 18, 2023 in Fairlawn, Ohio after a short illness. Preceding her in death was her husband of 70 years, Louis, who passed away on February 20, 2020.
Mary is survived by three sons and their wives, James (Kerry Fulkerson), Robert (Deborah Gordon), and Gary (Joanne Ruggeri), as well as seven grandchildren, Matthew (Ellen), Laura, Michael (Julia), Kaitlyn (Tomás), Elizabeth, Megan (Kurt), and Gregory (Kimberly), and six great-grandchildren, Wynn, Elizabeth, Archer, Blake, Tommy, and Catherine. She is also survived by her beloved sisters, Dorothy Sreenan and Ellen Jones, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Mary was born in Sublette, Illinois on November 12, 1925 to Andrew and Nancy Bulfer. Mary went to grade school at Our Lady of Perpetual Help School in Sublette and graduated from Amboy High School in Amboy, Illinois. Mary was a medical secretary at Swedish American Hospital when she met her future husband, Louis, after he was honorably discharged from the Army Air Corp after serving during World War II. The couple was married in May 1949 and resided in Rockford, Illinois. Mary will be remembered by her friends and family for her love of bridge, bingo, puzzles, as well as a lifetime of service to her church and its women’s auxiliary, the St. Anne’s Society at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Rockford. In 1999, Mary and Lou moved and became parishioners at Holy Family Church in Rockford until 2014, where Mary also was a lector. Mary was known for always helping family and friends in time of need and always had a smile and would cheer you up. Mary was a cancer survivor and volunteered her time as an advocate for other cancer survivors. Mary’s Catholic faith was very important to her and was evidenced by her actions in her daily life.
Mary and Louis moved to the Village of St. Edward’s in Fairlawn, Ohio in July 2014 in order to be closer to family and where she continued her passion for bridge and her church, watching Mass every day.
Visitation will be held at Honquest Funeral Home at 4311 N. Mulford Road, Loves Park, from 5 - 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 13, 2023, with the Funeral Mass being held at Holy Family Parish at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 14th. After the Mass, Mary will be laid to rest in Calvary Cemetery.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Village of St. Edward Foundation, in honor of Mary DalSanto, 3125 Smith Road, Fairlawn, Ohio 44333. Additional information can be found at www.honquestfh.com.