Mary Ida Mauri, 87, passed from here into the hands of God on March 26, 2020 at Chicopee Rehabilitation & Nursing Center. Born in Springfield on April 28, 1932, she was the daughter of Renato & Claudia (Callini) Mauri.
Mary was a graduate of the High School of Commerce and worked at the Springfield Daily News as a linotypist, thereafter becoming an executive secretary for the rest of her career. She worked at Mass Mutual in Springfield before being transferred to their Boston office in 1957. She lived in Boston for 25 years where she also worked at Harvard Medical School. She studied art in Boston and exhibited oil paintings at the Rockport and Cohasset Art Festivals. Mary returned to Springfield in 1989 and at age 57 attended Our Lady of the Elms College, obtaining a BA with a double major in English & Education and then a Master of Education from Harvard. She taught at Torah Academy in Brookline. While in Boston she also worked for N.S.P.C.C. (Children’s Home) as a caretaker for boys, a very rewarding experience. She returned to Springfield in 1995 and became a volunteer at Mercy Hospital for eight years. Mary had a lifelong love of opera, enjoyed writing poetry and contributed an opera column to Bravo Newspaper for several years.
Her family was very close and loved each other very much. Mary leaves her siblings, Gloria Adzima of Belchertown, Giulio Mauri of Springfield, Sister Claudia Mauri of York, PA, Joseph Mauri and his wife Judy of Longmeadow, many nieces, nephews, great nieces & great nephews.
Mary received incredible care from the staff and hospice unit at Chicopee Rehabilitation & Nursing Center for which her family will be eternally grateful.
Mary's burial took place in St. Michael's Cemetery and her Memorial Mass will be celebrated at Mary, Mother of Hope Church at a future date.
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