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Mother of Julie Szabo ’70 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on April 23, 2017

Mary Ellen Szabo(1923 – 2017)

Mary Ellen Szabo

Mary Ellen Szabo age 94, passed away peacefully March 31, 2017 after a brief illness, at Swan Creek Retirement Village.

She donated her body to UTMC.

Mary Ellen was born February 11, 1923 in Toledo to Bert and Marie Murphy. She was a proud alumni of Central Catholic High School, class of 1940.

Mary Ellen retired from Verd-A-Ray (NAPLC) and went to work at Harms Carpet until she was 85. She was a member of Mercy Guild and Ancient Order of the Hibernians.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, Greg; and brother, Tom (Bette) Murphy.

She is survived by her children, Julie (Richard) Ball and Greg (Stacey) Szabo; along with her grandchildren; and great-grandchildren, Monica (Tony) Zitzman and Grace, Chris (Terra) Boudreaux and Jessica, Miranda and CJ, Steven Szabo, Ryan (Haley) Szabo, Rich Ball, Chris (Kathy) Ball and Allison and Olivia.

A memorial Mass will be held Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 10 a.m. at St. Joan of Arc Church. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. at the church.

Donations may be made to Ohio Living Hospice online or at 1001 Kingsmill Parkway, Columbus, OH 43229.

Published in Toledo Blade on Apr. 16, 2017

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