Mary D. Roberti, loving wife, devoted mother, kind and generous grandmother, passed away November 28, 2011 from complications due to a fall. She was preceded in death by parents Dmytro and Anna Kost Drabik, sister Irene Lanzarotta, and brother Peter Drabik, nephews Phillip Lanzarotta and James Drabeck, and sister-in-law Millie Drabeck. Survived by husband of fifty years, Robert Roberti, daughter Susan (John) Buckley, grandchildren Molly and Bobby Buckley; sister Mildred Greco, brother Michael Drabeck; dear nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Mary attended Ambridge High School and Mount Mercy College. She had a productive career as an Accident and Sickness underwriter with the Hartford Insurance Group. Mary was a talented musician who loved choral music. She was a virtuoso alto, first singing with the Sodality at Saints Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church in Ambridge, PA; she was the piano accompanist at Ambridge High School, and was a member of the Bach Choir in Pittsburgh, PA during the time that Leonard Bernstein was a guest-conductor. Mary volunteered at the schools that Susan attended in Connecticut (Israel Putnam and Elizabeth Green), California (Queen of All Saints), Ohio (Guardian Angels), and at Our Lady of Grace Grade School and Regina High School, in the community, and especially at Our Lady of Grace Church, where she was a member of the Cecilians and the Schola Cantorum for many years. Mary’s family thanks Dr. Aviva Abosch, Dr. George Battis, Dr. Pamela Cain, and the Sholom Home West 2 South staff, especially Edwin, Jane, Tupee, Fadima, and Pannah for exceptional care throughout the past several months. Memorials preferred to Saints Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church, 404 6th Street Ambridge, PA 15003-2425, www.sspeter-paul.org ; Saint Thomas Academy, 949 Mendota Heights Road, Mendota Heights, MN 55120; Academy of Holy Angels, 6600 Nicollet Avenue South Richfield, Minnesota 55423; and the Sholom Community Alliance, 3620 Phillips Parkway Minneapolis, MN 55426-3700. Mass of Christian Burial is 11:00am Monday, December 5 at the Church of Our Lady of Grace, 5051 Eden Avenue, Edina, MN. Visitation is one hour prior to Mass at church. Private Internment Fort Snelling National Cemetery.
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