Mary Ursela (McCoy) Pizzella

  • Born: January 31, 1926
  • Died: January 10, 2018
  • Location: Lynnfield, Massachusetts

Gately Funeral Home

79 West Foster Street
Melrose, MA 02176

Tel. (781) 665-1949

Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Please enhance this tribute to Mary by adding your memories.

Mary Ursela (McCoy) Pizzella entered eternal life on January 10, 2018. Mary was born and raised in East Boston. She attended Girls High and graduated in 1943. Her early working years brought her to The Institution for Savings in Boston where she met and married her husband of 43 years, the late Francis Dominic Pizzella. They settled in Somerville where Mary was a homemaker and caregiver to senior members on both sides of the family and generations of beloved beagles. Mary enjoyed spending time with her family. She especially enjoyed hosting holiday parties and entertaining at "the camp" in New Hampshire. In her later years Mary resided at the SUNRISE community in Lynnfield. Mary was the beloved wife of the late Francis D. Pizzella. Caring daughter of the late Peter F. McCoy and Mary (Maguire) McCoy O'Brien & her late husband Frank O'Brien. Loving sister of the late Helen R. Ballard and LT Francis J. McCoy USAF. Cherished aunt of Anne Langton & the Langton Family of Melrose as well as numerous other loving nieces & nephews. Visitation will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St. Melrose on Thursday, January 18, 2018 from 9:00-10:15AM. Followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Assumption Church, 758 Salem St. Lynnfield at 11:00AM. Interment at Newton Cemetery in Newton. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Mary's name to The Little Sisters of the Poor, 186 Highland Ave., Somerville, MA 02143, a charity close to Mary's heart.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Remembering the great times our families shared as neighbors on Pine River Pond. Such fond memories of steak dinners complete with fresh Pizzella farm vegetables,, feeding the fish, enjoying the loons, and watching the magnificent sunsets. We will always treasure our times together. The Stillman Family

Posted by Mark Stillman - Family Friend   October 12, 2018

My dear Aunt Mary, you were so extraordinary to us. You made us feel so special - always. You had a delightful knack to make each one of us believe we were your favorite! Your laugh was infectious and could make clouds part and the sunshine. We always looked forward to our annual invitation to the camp. It was our one-on-one time together to watch your old movies and reminisce about the younger days with Fred's dad and mom. You and Uncle Franny were so kind to Fred and his mom when his dad passed, it is a kindness that he will never forget. We relished the Easter dinners you and Uncle Franny shared with us. And the laughs, oh they were so delightful! We laughed at ourselves for our insecurities and fears and you always said: not to worry I love you! The world will mourn the loss of your infectious smile and your generous heart. We have always loved you dearly, now and forever. Love, Donna and Fred

Posted by Donna Allard-Flett - York Beach, ME - Family   January 12, 2018


The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable. Please feel free to call on us at anytime as we are always available to you.

Posted by John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague - Melrose, MA   January 11, 2018

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