Mary S. Comollo, beloved wife of the late Norman C. Comollo and daughter of the late Rose (Culotta) and Joseph Sapienza, died peacefully at her home on May 23, 2021. Native of Manchester and retired from First Hartford Realty Corporation after 38 years continuing part time for another 30 years.
Past President of Manchester Chapter of National Professional Secretary Association. Past President of Manchester North Unit of American Cancer Society and 30-year member of their Board of Directors. Life Member of the former Auxiliary of Manchester Memorial Hospital and had served on the Board. Past Chairman for the hospital Gift Shop. Auxiliary volunteer of Manchester Memorial Hospital for 50 years, lastly in the Gift Shop. Reunion Committee for MHS Class of 1944. Travel Committee of MCC-OAA serving as Chairman for ten years. Member of Manchester Historical Society.
When her children were in elementary school, she served as room mother as well as assisting in the library. She was scout leader at Buckley School for Brownie Troop and continued through Girl Scout program to 8th grade.
Mary and Norman enjoyed travel in the United States, especially Maine and Vermont. But when they once visited Italy that was their destination for 12 more visits other than one trip to Costa Rica. Mary enjoyed traveling with MCC-OAA on their day trips as well as their multiple long trips to Canada and United States. She was a fan of the Patriots and UConn Women’s basketball. Happiness was sitting on her patio and doing light flower gardening and vegetable gardening in pots while bird watching.
She is survived by her daughter, Peri Comollo, her son and devoted caregiver, Richard V. Comollo, and her beloved grandson, Andrew W. Comollo. Also, her late brother Jerry’s children and their families; her sister in-law, Diane Comollo, her children and their families and special great-nephew Anthony Palombizio (Sarah) and their children as well as special and dear friends.
Mary and her family wish to thank her doctors for their caring and professional treatment; Dr. Hazar Dahhan, Dr. Saud Anwar, Dr. Mark Dailey, Dr. Michael Underwood and, now retired, Dr. Basilio Guanco. Also to the outstanding and caring nursing staff in the MMH AMU and the special lab technicians Lisa, Brian and Nick. Special thanks to Darcie Ricardo of Visiting Nurse and Health Services.
Family and friends may call at the John F. Tierney Funeral Home 219 West Center St., Manchester from 9:30-10:30 a.m. on Friday, May 28, 2021. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00 a.m. at St. Bridget Church, 80 Main St., Manchester, followed by burial in St. James Cemetery, Manchester. For online condolences please visit www.tierneyfuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Mary and Norman to St. Bridget School Fund, Parish of St. Teresa of Calcutta, 80 Main Street, Manchester, CT 06042 or The Jonathan George Ellis Leukemia Foundation, c/o Neil H. Ellis, 43 Butternut Road, Manchester, CT 06040.
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