Mrs. Mary Louise (Gierada) Christiani, age 82, of Florence, Indiana, entered this life on January 21, 1938 in Detroit, Michigan. She was the loving daughter of the late Walter Peter and Eleanor Mary (Redman) Gierada. She was raised in Allen Park, Michigan and was a 1956 graduate of Allen Park High School. Mary attended Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. Mary was an accountant for several years in Tampa, Florida. She was a member of the Most Sorrowful Mother of God Catholic Church in Vevay, Indiana. Mary was a wonderful homemaker and raised her five children. She was a member of the Red Hat Society and Posey Tappers Homemakers. She was also a 4-H leader and held various offices. Mary enjoyed crocheting, playing cards and reading books. Mary passed away at 11:04 p.m., Monday, March 16, 2020, at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison, Indiana.
Mary will be missed by her loving husband, Anthony B. “Tony” Christiani of Florence, IN; her children, Phillip Christiani and his wife, Tara of Tampa, FL, Felicia Lynam and her husband, David of Vevay, IN, Jennifer Dadabbo and her husband, Dominic of Waxhaw, NC, David Christiani and his wife, Pamela of Golf Port, MS and Matthew Christiani and his wife, Wendy of Cedar, MI; his grandchildren, Nick Christiani, Jason Humbert, Stephanie Patten, Kevin Christiani, Tim Christiani, Lindsay Duncan and Craig Dadabbo and her great-grandchildren, Davin, Brody, Jordyn, Harper, Madison, Elizabeth and Margot.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter Peter and Eleanor Mary (Redman) Gierada and her sister, Anna “Nancy” Felegy.
Private family visitation only will be held on Friday, March 20, 2020, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.
Private family prayer service only will be conducted Friday, March 20, 2020, at 1:00 p.m., by Father Christopher Craig at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home.
Private family interment only will be held on Monday, March 23, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. in the Ottawa Park Cemetery, Clarkston, Michigan.
A public memorial mass will be held at a later date at the Most Sorrowful Mother of God Catholic Church in Vevay, Indiana.
Due to the current situation of COVID-19, we will be following the directives from Governor Holcomb and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention concerning large events and mass gatherings. The family deeply appreciates the support and love shown from friends, but the health and well being of everyone in our community is of our top priority.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Most Sorrowful Mother of God Catholic Church. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.com