Alberta Mario

Alberta Mario

Alberta Mario age 94 passed away Wednesday, November 25, 2015 in Florida.

She was born January 14, 1921 in Battle Creek, and was raised from birth by her grandmother, Orpha May Bishop. Alberta graduated from Plainwell High School in 1939 and then from Cosmetology School in 1940. She had owned and operated Nu Mode Beauty Shop in Otsego and co-owned Mario’s Beauty Shop in Otsego with her sister-in –law, Linda Mario. Alberta enjoyed reading, doing crossword puzzles, knitting, crocheting, and was very fond of her home on Pine Lake. On June 28, 1941 at Blessed Sacrament Church in Allegan she married Joseph Mario. They have now been reunited in Heaven after Joseph’s passing on January 15, 2016.

Alberta is survived by her two children, Andrea (Thomas) Cassidy and Joseph Michael (Penny) Mario; 4 grandchildren, Andrea (Shay) Adkins, Robert (Bonny)Mario, Tim Mario and Joey Mario; 6 great-grandchildren, Amanda and April Mario, Alyssa Mario, Gracie and Joe Mario and Mike (Melissa) Burke; her sister-in-law, Linda Mario and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Orpha May and several uncles.

According to her wishes cremation has taken place.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. at the St. Margaret Church in Otsego with Rev. Fr. Donald Klingler officiating.

Burial of ashes will follow at St. Margaret Cemetery in Otsego.

Contributions in memory of Alberta may be made to the Cornerstone Hospice Foundation, 2445 Lane Park, Tavares, FL 32778.

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  1. Sally Thaxton Betzner says:

    Prayers to the family

  2. Timmy Mario says:

    My Grandma was the most correct and proper woman I’ve ever known!… The earth is a little worse off without my Grandma and Grandpa Mario!…

  3. Bill & Brenda Standish says:

    Dear Andrea, Mike and families: You all know what a wonderful couple your folks were. They were so lucky to enjoy such a long loving life with you all to enjoy sharing their love. We also feel like we were a part of your family and were always welcome in their home.
    Heaven just got better as two wonderful people arrived to spend eternity together. We’ll be celebrating their life with you in June.

  4. Dorothy Wilkins Minegar says:

    We enjoyed our Army days together; rooming together wherever our husbands were stationed. Prayers to your family.

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