Mary E. Restelli, 90, of Mansfield, passed away Monday afternoon, May 27, 2019, at her home.
She was born October 23, 1928, in Galion, Ohio, to the late John and Laura (Sampsel) Lauer.
Mary was an area homemaker her entire life and was very involved in the activities and lives of her children and especially her grandchildren. She enjoyed helping children in school and volunteered her time wherever she was needed. Mary enjoyed working concession stands and retired in 2000, focusing her complete attention on her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was never one to stay at home and thoroughly enjoyed her Bingo outings and adult coloring books. She was very active in the Rotary Adult Day Care at Mansfield Memorial Homes. Mary loved life and made the most of each and every moment.
She is survived by three children, Regina Fife (Paul Roger Jr.) of Mansfield, James (Cathy) Hare of Mansfield and Vicki (Hunter) McGaughey of Largo, FL; four grandchildren, Bryan Hare, Angela (Brian) Muscleman, Marti (David) Hardin and Miranda (Howard Jr.) Cole; six great-grandchildren, Gavin, Tori, Roman, Aviah, Elih, and Easton; a sister-in-law, Lanis Restelli; many nieces and nephews; and many treasured friends including Peggy Taylor and LaVerne Airhardt. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Restelli; sister, Margaret Bowen; brothers, John and Fred Lauer; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Anna and Victor Restelli; son-in-law, Paul Fife Jr.; and sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Janice (Russell) Restelli, Herman Restelli and Harold (Juanita) Restelli.
The family will receive friends from 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Friday, May 31, 2019, at the Diamond Street Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 98 S. Diamond St., Mansfield. The funeral service conducted by Chaplain Dan Clouse will follow at 11:00 a.m. She will laid to rest beside her husband in Mansfield Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Southern Care Hospice.
Special thanks are given to Southern Care Hospice-especially Monica and Cheyenne-for the excellent care and compassion given to Mary and her family.
Words of comfort may be expressed to the family at www.wappner.com.