FARRELL, PA. – Mary Rosemond “Peggy” Linonis, 89, of Madison Street in Farrell, passed away at 12:05 p.m. July 14, at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Nicholas P. and Beverly Linonis off Saratoga Drive in Austintown, Ohio after a courageous battle with cancer. Her family was at her side.
She was born Aug. 21, 1922, in Farrell, Pennsylvania to Nick and Mary Marinovich Dobrenich.
She graduated from Farrell High School in 1940.
She married Chester J. Linonis on Nov. 23, 1946, on her parents’ anniversary. When Mr. Linonis passed away Dec. 16, 2008, they were married 62 years.
Mary enjoyed keeping her home a welcoming place for family and friends and hosted numerous family get-togethers and holiday events. They loved her soups, pastries and home-canned goods.
Mrs. Linonis and her husband enjoyed many years of dancing, especially polkas. She also like playing cards and bingo.
During World War II, Mrs. Linonis worked at Sharon Steel, where she made tank plates.
She was a bookkeeper at the former Nehi Bottling Company in Farrell, worked 20 years as a payroll clerk at the former Mason’s department store in Hermitage, Pa. and was a clerk at the Army Navy store in Sharon, Pa. for 22 years.
She retired in 1992.
Mrs. Linonis and her parents were life members of St. Anthony’s Church in Sharon, Pa. She also was a charter member of Farrell Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5286 Auxiliary and American Legion Auxiliary 0160 for 59 years. She was a former member of Croatian American Civic Club, Croatian Fraternal Union, Croatian Catholic Union Bowling League 0029 for 15 years and treasurer for Mercer County Breast Cancer Support Group for 16 years. She was a former member of PUFF.
Mrs. Linonis did volunteer service for the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and March of Dimes.
She belonged to a birthday club, where friends offered support and fellowship.
Mrs. Linonis is survived by her daughter, Linda Mary Linonis and companion Dennis C. Buchholz of Hermitage, Pa.; her son and daughter-in-law, Nicholas P. and Beverly Linonis of Austintown, Ohio; niece Patricia Albert of Mercer, Pa.; grandchildren Dawn Hayes, Diana Grimm and husband William, David Smith and Daniel Smith; and great-grandchildren, Briawna Hayes, Adreawna and Dedric Dixon, Kaylee Smith, Natelle Smith and Leah, Alana and Jarod Grimm; cousins Chuck, Jack and Bob Marin; and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and sister Catherine Zelch, who died at 90 on April 25, 2012.
“Ya-te Ijubim, idi susresti boga i odmoriti u miru. Laku noch, Mom.”
Friends may call at the A.E. Pustinger Funeral Home Ltd., 1310 Idaho St. in Farrell, today, July 17, 2012, from 5 to 8 p.m. and also on Wednesday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. A brief prayer service will take place at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m.
A funeral service will be held at the chapel of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cemetery in Hermitage on Wednesday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Daniel J. Kresinski, Pastor of St. Anthony Church in Sharon, officiating. Burial in the cemetery will follow.
Please email email@example.com