Mary Cioffi

Obituary of Mary E. Cioffi

Smethport-Mary Elizabeth Cioffi, 90, of Smethport, passed away on Sunday (Feb. 2, 2020) in the Lakeview  Senior Living Center, Smethport.

She was born January 16, 1930, a daughter of Thomas and Mary Frigo Pais.  On October 22, 1955, in St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church, Smethport, she married James A. Cioffi, who died September 28, 2002.

Mrs. Cioffi was employed at Backus Company in Smethport and later retired from Airco Speer Electronics in Bradford after 20 years.

Mary was a member of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church of Smethport, the Port Allegany Grange and bowled in the Tuesday Tea League at the Gateway Lanes, Smethport.

She is survived by nieces Lori Gleason, Lisa McMurray, Tina Petruzzi, Nancy Hagg and Laurie Durford; nephews Thomas Gleason and Tracy Gleason, along with several great-nieces and great-nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by four sisters:  Lena Petruzzi, Viola Norman, Sylvia Cappelletti and Marian Gleason.

In fulfilling Mary's wishes, all services will be held privately with the family.  Burial will be in St. Elizabeth Cemetery, Smethport.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to St. Elizabeth Building Fund, 307 Franklin St., Smethport, PA  16749.  Online condolences may be left at

Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Smethport.


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