Mary Theresa Barberio, 81 of Cranberry Twp., formerly of Ellwood City passed away at UPMC Passavant Hospital on Thursday, December 15, 2011. The daughter of the late Francis and Miriam Theresa Hullihan, Mary Theresa was born in Beaverdale, PA on February 26, 1930. Surviving is her husband, Joseph J. Barberio whom she married on April 17, 1982. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Joseph H. May on November 4, 1979. She was a member of St. Ferdinand Catholic Church. Besides her husband, Mary Theresa is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Maraline T. May of Bloomfield, PA and Regina and Craig Tilhou of Virginia Beach, VA, five grandchildren, Cassandra May, Courtney May, Marissa May, Brooke Tilhou and Jack Tilhou. Besides her parents and first husband, she was preceded in death by a son Joseph R. May on November 11, 1993 and twin daughters in infancy, Mary and Theresa May. Friends may call at the Joseph A. Tomon, Jr. Funeral Home and Crematory, 97 Grim Ave., Ellport on Sunday from 4 to 9 P.M. Mass of Christian Burial will be at St. Ferdinand Church in Cranberry on Monday, December 19, 2011 at 10 A.M. with her Pastor, Fr. John Gallagher. Entombment will follow in Holy Redeemer Mausoleum in Holy Redeemer Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made in Mrs. Barberio's name to St. Ferdinand Blessing Fund, Cranberry Twp., PA 16066.
mom..not a day goes by that I don't think or pray for you. It is your & Joe's anniversary today and I just want everyone to know how lucky we are that you married Joe we all love him & are grateful that you & he fell in love please know you did good my love always.......gina
Kathleen May Shirley
I was so very sad to hear that my dearest, sweet Aunt Mary T. died this past Friday. And I was so sad that I could not make the trip due to minor health issues myself. She was one of the loveliest, sweetest (yet spunky) women I knew. I was so blessed to have had her and my 2 Uncle Joe's in my life! She and Uncle Joe #2 drove all the way from Cranberry Tpke, PA to Boston for my small wedding in 1997 and I will forever be grateful! I loved seeing her in the videos jousting with my Dad and dancing with Debbie. And she held my hand tight all during my deareest Aunt Rita's funeral a few years ago. And..Aunt Mary Theresa (I used to like to call her that like Uncle Joe #1 did) gave me some of the best recipes ever..Chicken Supreme and her Pasta sauce recipe! My deepest sympathy to my Uncle Joe Barberio, my cousins Marylin and Gina, Craig and all the kids! She was the best! They are getting a good one up in heaven...I wonder if she'll be invited to the card game between my dad (the late great Uncle Bob) and Uncle Joe #1, Aunt Rita and Grandma and Grandpa..or maybe she'll be the referee!! God Bless!
And come visit anytime up here in Boston
Cousin Kathy (aka Kathleen May Shirley)
I have lost one of the best friends I have ever had. When I moved from Texas to Cranberry Township Mary Theresa took me under her wings and we had such good times together. It meant so much to me, and Mary Theresa and Joe took us as friends the whole time we lived there. Her whole family was precious to us. When my husband died they were good to me., and it will never be forgotten. I will miss her sweet voice. I know her family will miss her, and I wish them peace and wonderful memories to help them through these difficult times.
I wish them love.
Joy Harkleroad- Houston TX.
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