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Mary Ann Cristinziano, 76, of Wake Forest, NC, formerly of Franklinville, NJ, passed away Friday, January 4, 2019 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Philadelphia to the late Andrew Leuzzi and Josephine Sorbello Leuzzi. Mary Ann was a loving wife, mother, grandmother & aunt and will be greatly missed.
Mrs. Cristinziano is survived by her husband of 57 years, Leonard “Lenny” Cristinziano; son, Michael Cristinziano & wife Mary Beth of Wake Forest; grandchildren, Jonathan, Nicholas and Justin Cristinziano. She was preceded in death by her son, Robert Cristinziano; siblings, Carmel Mozeff and Andrew Leuzzi, Jr.
Mary Ann’s life revolved around her family. She led a life of selflessness, willing to do anything for anybody. Friends and family could always depend on her for a meal, inspiration and guidance. Born a twin, she never went a day without speaking to her beloved sister Carmel. The pride and joy of her life was her son, Mike, who adored her. Most of her adult life was spent living on L&M Farm with her one true love, husband Lenny. A great cook, her spaghetti and meatballs, made with love, were a regular Sunday favorite and along with her will be greatly missed.
Family and close friends are invited to a celebration of Mary Ann’s life on January 19th, 11am at Villari’s 2375 Sicklerville Rd, Sicklerville, NJ.
Memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 www.stjude.org or to the SPCA of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC 27603 spcawake.org.
The family is being assisted by Petal Pusher Florist & Decorators. If you would like to order flowers please contact them directly at (215) 463-5485 or www.petalpusherflowers.net.
A service of Clancy Strickland Wheeler Funeral Home, Wake Forest, NC. (919)556-7400
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis TN 38148-0142
SPCA of Wake County
200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh NC 27603