Mary E. Dinovo
Mary E. Dinovo, 82, of Delaware, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday (March 20, 2012) at home.
She was born Feb. 1, 1930, in Columbus, to the late Charles and Margaret (Lawler) Cooke. She was a graduate of the German Village St. Mary High School in 1948. She completed the Mt. Carmel School of Nursing in 1951. She worked as a registered nurse first in the nursery of Mt. Carmel Hospital and then with the surgery department and Dr. Jenkins at Jane Case Hospital in Delaware. She was the constant bride and beloved wife of Anthony “Peanut” Dinovo for 52 years until his passing in 2004. Devoted in her faith, she prayed the rosary daily and was a faithful member of St. Mary Church in Delaware and St. Mary of the Woods at Russells Point. She was a co-founder of the Delaware County Right to Life Society. Mary treasured life and her large family. At least one of her children was always close by. Everything was an adventure and her dinner table was always open. She enjoyed crafting doll houses, sewing, working puzzles and entertaining family and friends.
She is survived by daughters, Ceena Baker of Delaware, Peggy (Richard) DeClue of Inman, S.C., and Mary Frances (Larry) Larsen of Columbus; sons, Salvatore (Lorie) Dinovo of Sabina, Charles “Chuck” (Colleen) Dinovo of Westborough, Mass., Fr. Anthony Dinovo Jr. of Kenton, Joseph (Allison) Dinovo of Grove City, Philip (Kris) Dinovo of Sandusky, Dominic “Nick” (Carolyn) Dinovo of Gahanna; and Maria Travis, whom she considered one of her own. She is also survived by 27 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Patty Turner of Columbus.
She was preceded in death by grandchildren, Stephen Baker and Rylie Dinovo; and brothers, Charles and Jack Cooke.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, with vigil services at 7:30 p.m. at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 75 W. William St., Delaware. A mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Mary Church, 82 E. William St., Delaware, with Fr. Anthony Dinovo Jr., celebrant, and Fr. Richard DeClue and Fr. James Black serving as con-celebrants. Interment will follow in St. Mary Cemetery, Delaware.
Memorial contributions can be made to St. Mary Church, 82 W. William St., Delaware, OH 43015 or EWTN, 5817 Old Leeds Road, Irondale, AL 35210.
Condolences may be expressed at snyderfuneralhomes.com.