NEW BUFFALO — Mary Elizabeth Lauricella, 84, of New Buffalo, MI, passed away on Tuesday – January 5, 2021, at her residence. Arrangements have been entrusted to Sommerfeld Chapel – 15 N. Barton St., New Buffalo, MI.
Mary was born on September 20, 1936, in Chicago, IL, to the late Simon and Elizabeth (Burton) Gustafson. She was a 1955 graduate of Benton Harbor High School. Mary married Angelo “Tony” Lauricella on April 8, 1956. She was a member of the New Buffalo Service League; she also loved her Card Club and playing cards with her friends. Mary loved her family and will be greatly missed.
Mary is survived by her children – Roger (Lin) Lauricella of Arcadia, CA and Cynthia (Ralph) Briese of Hesperia, MI; grandchildren – Camie, Robyn, Shao Lin and Jason; great grandchildren – Maranda, Dannielle, John, Kailynn, Weston, Madison, Wyatt, Walker and Ethan; great great grandchildren – Jaxon, Easton and Lyla; sisters – Carole (John) Mehling and Susan (Jay) Harris; niece – Jennifer Jennings and her daughter Julia Jennings. She is preceded in death by her parents and husband.
A private family committal service was held with burial at Pine Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family and mailed to 132 S. Marshall St., New Buffalo, MI. Friends wishing to leave the family a message of condolence may do so at HYPERLINK "http://www.sommerfeldchapel.com" www.sommerfeldchapel.com.