Sunday, May 03, 1998

Obituary: Mary Colletti Novick - Class of 1934

MADISON - Mary Colletti Novick passed away on Friday, May 1, 1998 after a courageous struggle with cancer. She died at home in the comforting arms of her family. Mary was born in Madison on August 1, 1915, the daughter of George and Domenica Colletti. She was a graduate of Madison Central High School and grew up and spent most of her life in the "Greenbush." Many Madisonians will remember her fondly as "Aunt Mary" from Gen and Vito's Snack Shack at Regent and Park Streets. Mary is survived by her devoted son, Jon (Sandy); her grandsons Joshua, Jason, and Andy Novick; her loving sister and best friend, Mamie (Lee) Stafford; brothers, Vincent, Peter and Joseph; and many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She dedicated her life to may, including her "other children," niece Judy Colletti and nephews, John and George Colletti and Victor Ledin. Mary was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Ann Colletti Ledin; and brothers, George and Vito. She found comfort with her family who were able to give back just a bit of what they received from her throughout their lives. The smiles and songs from great great nieces and nephews filled her home with love and joy in her final days. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 9, 1998 at 11:00 a.m. at LUTHER MEMORIAL CHURCH, 1021, 1021 University Avenue. In lieu of flowers, the family supports contributions to Hospice Car, Inc., the American Cancer Society, and Luther Memorial Church. She is loved by so many and will be greatly missed and remembered always as the wonderful role model of our lives. God may have you in his arms, but we have you in our hearts. GUNDERSON FUNERAL HOME, 5201 Monona Drive, 608-221-5420.

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on May 3, 1998.

Note: Mary Colletti's class year is based on information in the 1934 Orange & Black yearbook.

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