Mary Jean DiMassa

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Mary “Jean” DiMassa, age 80 of Fairview Park, Ohio passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on July 3, 2020

She was preceded in death by her parents Mary and Anthony Guardi of Cleveland, Ohio.

Mary Jean attended St. Joseph’s Academy High School in Cleveland, where she sharpened her love for art and ballet. Her appreciation for art carried on throughout her life shown in her various Fine Art book collections of Master painters, her flower arrangements and her decorating style. After she raised her children, her adventurous spirit would often take her on short trips with family and friends. Mary’s Italian heritage was easily found in her no-nonsense attitude, in her delicious cooking and the feasts she would prepare for holidays and other family gatherings and occasions. The importance of Italian traditions and family recipes never diminished.

She always showed her love and support through her willingness to listen. She never wavered to remind others to pray through a problem, to forgive and not to lose faith in God.  She was very proud of her family and would often tell about their latest achievements. Her legacy of art appreciation, fine food, family and faith will live on in the hearts of her family.

Mary Jean is survived by her loving children; Michael (Nana) DiMassa, Donna (Donald) Geib, Daniel DiMassa and Anthony (Susan) DiMassa. Also survived by brother Thomas Guardi and sister, Catherine Hobzek and former husband and lifelong friend, Nunzio DiMassa. She was a grandmother to 11 and great grandmother to 16. Many nieces and nephews also.

Christian Mass to be held at 10:00 am on Friday July 10, 2020 at St. Angela Merici Church at 20830 Lorain Rd. Fairview Park, Ohio 44126. Presided by Father Daniel Schlegel from Holy Angel’s Catholic Church.

Private burial to follow.


8 Tributes to Mary Jean DiMassa

  1. Catherine Hobzek says:

    R.I.P. Dear Sis. Missing you more each day.

  2. Kimberly Tabol says:

    Donna I am so sorry for You and your family’s loss..Your in my prayer’s

  3. Tom Guardi says:

    You are at Peace Mary Jean. You will be so missed . Pray for all that are left in this world because we are not at Peace. Love and miss you 🙏🙏🙏Tom And Carol

    • Anthony J DiMassa says:

      She loved you and Aunt Cathy dearly uncle Tom! I have reflected quite a bit these last few days since she has passed, and the one thing that always sticks out is the love she had for her Family! Please find peace in knowing that the Lord has called her home so that she would suffer no more! I will miss her so! But, I know she will always guide me! God speed Mom! I Love you!

  4. Nicholas says:

    Mike, we grieve for you and your entire family. Though we cannot be with you, know that we are praying for you. We love the obituary and your loving words on Facebook. I could almost smell the Italian cooking. God bless you all. And thank you for your prayers when we needed them most.
    Nick and Cindy

  5. tony piazza says:

    Mom, as I, like all Italian Americans call their friends mothers, will be missed. She has a kindred soul and was…is…loved by all who new her.

  6. Judy Long says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss, Mike and Donna. I feel so blessed to have known you and your mom from a young age. I looked up to your mom, and her beauty and grace in handling life’s challenges. She was amazing, and she lives on in you and your family’s hearts! Love and prayers, Judy

  7. Debbie Nelsen says:

    So sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family. I know she will be greatly missed, she was greatly loved.

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