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Mary Panzeri, 93, of Hampstead, N.C., formerly of West Stockbridge

By Friday, Aug 16, 2019 Obituaries

Mary A. Panzeri, 93, formerly of West Stockbridge, died Monday, July 15, 2019, at Arbor Landing in Hampstead, North Carolina.

Mary Panzeri

Mary was born July 25, 1925, in Newark, New Jersey, that daughter of Vincent and Mary (Sicurello) Villano. Mary moved to Pittsfield in 1936 and graduated from the Pittsfield High School class of 1943. Mary then went on to graduate from the former Marcelle’s Beauty Academy in Pittsfield. She then moved to West Stockbridge in 1951. Mary worked for 37 years as a hairdresser for her own beauty shop in West Stockbridge. Mary was also very involved in the community of West Stockbridge, where she was a member of the Richmond and West Stockbridge Community Health Service, on the Berkshire Hills School Committee from 1972–77, a West Stockbridge Library trustee till May 2001, and on the Regional Hot Lunch Program in West Stockbridge. She was also a communicant of Saint Patrick’s Church in West Stockbridge. Mary was a master quilter who made over 250 quilts, a hobby that became her passion.

Mary’s husband, Louis J. Panzeri, whom she married Oct. 6, 1951, at St. Vincent de Paul Church in Lenox Dale by Fr. Mullins, on predeceased her March 1, 1997.

Mary is survived by her daughter, Marianne E. Carter (Jimmy) of Sneads Ferry, North Carolina; and grandchildren Rachel Carter of Sneads Ferry, North Carolina, and James Peter (JP) Carter (Kristin) of Wake Forest, North Carolina, along great-granddaughter Merritt Carter, also of Wake Forest. In addition to her husband, Mary was predeceased by her son, Peter Panzeri, who died in August 1975.

A funeral Mass for Mary Panzeri will be held Saturday, Sept. 28, at 10 a.m. with a Liturgy of Christian Burial at Saint Patrick’s Church in West Stockbridge with Monsignor John Bonzagni officiating. Burial will follow in Saint Patrick’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in Mary’s memory may be made to the Saint Patrick’s Church in care of the BIRCHES-ROY FUNERAL HOME, 33 South St., Great Barrington, MA 01230. Condolences may be made through birchesroyfuneralservices.com.


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