Mary Pezza, 76

Mary Lynne Pezza, 76, of Lake Leelanau, Michigan, died peacefully at her home on April 14, 2015, with family at her side. Born on Aug. 20, 1938 in Oak Park, she was the daughter of Germain John “Jack” and Lillian (Breseman) Schaub. On April 12, 1958 at St. Giles Church in Oak Park, she married George Henry Pezza, her husband of 57 years. She attended Mount Mary University in Milwaukee and held various executive positions in the suburbs of Chicago, including Keebler Company, and was an executive with Advocate Home Health Care in Oak Brook. 

Mary Pezza is survived by her husband, George Pezza; her children, George Robert (Lynn), Paul Joseph, David Michael (Lisa), and Julie Anne Pezza; her grandchildren, Ashley Suzanne (Justin) Wright, George Robert Jr., Sean Michael, Courtney Lynn, Paul David, Erica Marie, Emma Elizabeth, Ava Lisette, Matthew George-Joseph and Rachel Marie; her great-grandchildren, Emry Suzanne and Jack Barrett Wright; her brother, John Jerome “Jerry” (Pat) Schaub; and her numerous cousins. She was preceded in death by her sister, Doris Ann; her aunt, Emelia Schaub; and other special relatives. A service was held on April 18 at Martinson Funeral Home in Suttons Bay, Mich. 

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 25 at St. Domitilla Parish, 4940 Washington St. in Hillside. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Leelanau Christian Neighbors Blessings in a Backpack, P.O. Box 32, Suttons Bay, MI 49682 and/or to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 and/or to Mass Intentions. Additional information is available at

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