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Mary Louise Cioffi RUTLAND — Mary Louise “Lou” Cioffi, 93, died July 1, 2019, at The Pines at Rutland. She was born in Proctor, Dec. 11, 1925, daughter of Peter Francis Cioffi, Sr. and Katherine (Moore) Cioffi. Loving wife to the late Frank J. Cioffi Sr. (2007). Sister to late Peter F. Cioffi Jr. and James (Jack) Cioffi. Mary Lou was a graduate of Mount Saint Joseph Academy in 1943. On October 23, 1949 she married Frank J. Cioffi at Saint Peter Church. Mary Lou was employed for CVPS for years before her marriage to Frank and then moving to Boston for a short time before Frank’s departure time in the U.S. Navy (1949) on the U.S.S. Salem. Upon returning home Mary Lou was house wife/homemaker creating many beautiful wedding cakes for friends and family members. Making thousands of miniature cupcakes for teas and small parties. She was a very active mother for her children and family in the community. A dedicated member of the Alumni of the MSJ community working and playing at Bingo to support MSJ sports which her Sons and Daughters were very active in. Mary Lou earned the nick-name Commissioner of the MSJ community. Mary Lou became a resident of the Pines in 2011 until her time of Death. She was a very active resident of the Pines attending many Social Events and enjoying the Activities about cooking, baking, sewing and gardening. Mary Lou made many new friends at the Pines with the care of her and the housekeeping staff. Mary Lou was a member of the St. Peter community. She is survived by her eight children; Frank J. Cioffi, Jr. and his wife Azucena, Ernest M. Cioffi and his wife Chris, Catherine A. Taggart and her husband Scott, Agnes C. Marro and her husband Edward Robert J. Cioffi and his wife Barbara, John P. Cioffi and his fiancé Melody, Mary Frances Notte and her husband David, Ann Marie Malbon and her husband Scott. Mary Lou is survived by her eleven grandchildren; Kaitlin Sue Cioffi-Grote, Rebecca Lynn Cioffi, John P. Cioffi Jr., Christopher M. Cioffi, Leigh Ann Cioffi-Carter, Victoria Sue Cioffi, Mary Katherine Marro, Michael E. Marro, Jennifer Mary Cioffi, Jessica Ann Malbon, and Joshua S. Malbon. Two step-grandchildren; Bryan Taggart and Lisa Taggart and. She is also survived by five great-grandchildren; Kent Christopher Carter, Brian Francis Carter, Ava Marie Carter, Carter Michael Cioffi and Lincoln Grote, and one step great-grandchild; Lucas Taggart all of whom she loved very much and was a big part of her life. She is also survived by nieces, nephews and cousins. A funeral mass will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, July 5, 2019, in St. Peter’s Church. Calling hours will be held at the Clifford Funeral Home on Friday from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Burial will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter’s Church or The Pines at Rutland Activities Fund.

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Lucy Notte

To Marylou’s family: Those we hold most dear never truly leave us. The live on in the kindness they showed, the comfort they shared and the love they brought into our lives. I will always remember and treasure the times around the kitchen table solving all the problems of the world and of course eating something!! Your Mom is up above now with “Daddy” and is at peace. I am sure she is making or baking something. RIP Marylou.

Jim Pallutto Sr

Mary Lou Cioffi, my Aunt, was the hardest working woman I ever knew. Yet she raised her kids with love, great food and a determination that they were all going to be leading busy, active, working lives. I saw them working everywhere from City Hall, to the Fire Department, from the police station to the radio station, from playing sports to reporting on the sporting news. Mary Lou and Frank made and raised people that became great friends, wonderful employees, the best bosses ever, and really good neighbors. It's not just her great cooking I'm going to miss, but her stories and memories of our relatives and her way of making you feel a part of her family; she cared, she really cared for people. I hope God blesses her and she is in the best part of Heaven. But I can't help but feeling she'll get together with Frank to check on how everybody else is doing, just to make sure they're ok.

Brenda Jones

To all of Mary's family ,what a lady she was fullof wit an fun to chat with I was lucky to have meet Mary at the Pines an would stop by daily an visit ,or just pop in to see how she was , Mary always had a story about Ernie an my husband about fishing , she told me of her other children who she loved so. Thank you Miss Mary for all the wonderful chats. Rest in peace my friend . Thinking of you all. Brenda J. (Billy's wife)

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