Mary Elizabeth Chionsini, 90, of Galveston, died on March 16, 2008, at Turner Geriatric Center in Galveston following a lengthy illness. “Mamie” as she was known to her loving family, was born in Bunkie, Louisiana on June 11th, 1917, to Carlo and Mary Stallone. She was the caregiver of the family, having helped all her family members in their time of need. Mary was also a talented cook and leaves behind many memories of wonderful meals and laughter shared with loved ones.
Mary’s family will receive visitors at Malloy & Son Funeral Home in Galveston beginning at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 19th, and funeral service will begin at 1:30 pm with burial to follow at Grace Memorial Park in Hitchcock. Father William Bartniski will officiate the service.
Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Omero Chionsini; her parents; brothers, Joseph, Paul, and Phillip; and sisters, Rose Alessi and Jennie Chionsini. She is survived by her sister, Frances Valusek of Texas City; and four generations of loving nieces and nephews. Mamie was cared for during her last years by nieces, Carlina Chionsini and Vivian Rhew; and nephew, Joe Alessi and wife, Margie.
Pallbearers will be Lawrence Rhew, John Rhew, Ritchie Valusek, Roger Quiroga, Ron Ashy, and Wally Overly, Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be Joseph Alessi, J. A. Stallone, Jr., George Esponge, and Wally Overly, Sr.
The family wishes to extend special thanks to the staff of Turner Geriatric Center, especially Sonja Bernard, and also to Hospice Care Team, Inc., for their loving care of Mary.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice Care Team, Inc., 1708 Amburn, Suite C, Texas City, TX 77590, or to the charity of your choice.