Published in the January 19, 2018 edition

LYNNFIELD — Mary Ursela (McCoy) Pizzella entered eternal life on January 10, 2018.

Mary was born and raised in East Boston. She attended Girls High School and graduated in 1943. Her early working years brought her to The Institution for Savings in Boston, where she met and married her husband of 43 years, the late Francis Dominic Pizzella.

They settled in Somerville, where Mary was a homemaker and caregiver to senior members on both sides of the family and generations of beloved beagles. Mary enjoyed spending time with her family. She especially enjoyed hosting holiday parties and entertaining at “the camp” in New Hampshire. In her later years Mary resided at the Sunrise Assisted Living community in Lynnfield.

Mary was the beloved wife of the late Francis D. Pizzella. She was the caring daughter of the late Peter F. McCoy and Mary (Maguire) McCoy O’Brien, and her late husband Frank O’Brien. She was the loving sister of the late Helen R. Ballard and Lt. Francis J. McCoy, USAF. She is the cherished aunt of Anne Langton and the Langton family of Melrose, as well as numerous other loving nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 West Foster St., Melrose, on Thursday, January 18, from 9-10:15 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Assumption Church, 758 Salem St., Lynnfield at 11 a.m. Interment will take place at Newton Cemetery in Newton. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Mary’s name to The Little Sisters of the Poor, 186 Highland Ave., Somerville, MA 02143, a charity close to Mary’s heart. To send a message of condolence please visit