Mary R. (Accordino) Quartieri, 90, of Reading, passed away May 6, 2018 at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Kathleen Quartieri Swope and Robert Harrison Swope.
Born October 27, 1927, in Reading, she was the daughter of the late Sebastiana (Ugliuzza) and Frank N. Accordino, both deceased.
Mary worked as a presser at Kelray Knitting Mills in West Reading. She and her husband Jim co-owned Quartieri’s Meat Market for 28 years, retiring in 1990.
Mary will be remembered as a wonderful mother who loved and supported her children, family and friends in many ways. She was honest, passionate about her family, and having never said a negative word about anyone, always thought about others before herself. Mary, along with her husband Jim, were unbiased and nonjudgmental, and set that example for their children and grandchildren.
She loved playing cards, dancing, and going to a monthly lunch with her sisters and cousins. Mary also enjoyed her monthly card club of 63 years, and Sunday gatherings with her family.
Mary is survived by her son Jim, Sacramento CA, daughter Kathleen, wife of Robert H. Swope, Spring Township, and grandson, John Quartieri, Sausalito CA. She was predeceased by husband James V. Quartieri in 2013, and grandson Adam Harrison Swope in 2017. Also predeceased were her brother, Frank N. Accordino and sister, Elena (Accordino) Kostival, and brothers-in-law Richard L. Mersinger, and John A. Milanek.
Also surviving are sisters Anna Mersinger, Spring Township, and Rose Marie Milanek, West Lawn, brother-in-law, Robert Kostival, Kenhorst, sister-in-law Juree Accordino, Tampa, FL, like-a-sister Joanna Cirulli, Wyomissing, and numerous nephews, nieces, and cousins.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, May 11, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. at St. Ignatius Loyola Roman Catholic Church, 2600 St. Albans Dr., Reading, PA 19608. Burial will follow in Gethsemane Cemetery, Reading. A viewing will be held from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Edward J. Kuhn Funeral Home, Inc., 739 Penn Ave., West Reading, PA 19611. In lieu of flowers, donations honoring Mary can be made to The Adam H. Swope Memorial Scholarship fund, Reading High School, 801 N. 13th St., Reading, PA, 19604 Attn: Corine McElroy, or Heartland Hospice Care, 2201 Ridgewood Road, Suite 180, Reading, PA, 19610-1190. Online condolences may be recorded at www.kuhnfuneralhomes.com.