Mary E. Mundo

    Mary Elizabeth (Lyle) Mundo, 79, of L’Anse, MI, passed peacefully, surrounded by loving family, on March 24, 2019. Mary was the daughter of Kenneth and Dorothy Lyle of Paw Paw. She is preceded in death by her parents, her son, Kenneth Mundo, and her infant daughter, Michelle.
    Mary was born in Paw Paw on May 27, 1939, and grew up on the historic Lyle farm. Mary graduated from Decatur High School in 1957 and attended Hope College. She married Louis Mundo in 1958. They raised their family of three children in Southwest Michi-gan before she moved to L’Anse in 1996.
    Mary was known for her sharp sense of humor, quick wit, and generous spirit. She was a history buff, an animal lover, and an avid reader. An accomplished pianist and organist, Mary accompanied the high school choirs during her years at Decatur High School, and was the organist at the First United Methodist Church in Decatur for several years.
    She was an amazing cook and baker, and worked as a chef at various restaurants over the years. If you were her neighbor or friend, you were regularly gifted with her homemade breads, jams, and baked goods. She knitted, painted and crocheted - Mary’s afghans were a work of art. However, her true passion was fishing - a gift bestowed on her by her parents - and she spent her free time at a lake or river whenever possible. And Mary loved to teach others how to fish. Mary’s nieces, nephew and neighbor kids have fond memories of traipsing through the woods with her to find the “best” fishing holes in the area. She made everything an adventure.
    Mary is survived by her daughter, Lisa Mundo and dear friend Toni Mallecocclio of L’Anse, MI; her son, Mark (Mary Lynne) Mundo of Kalamazoo, MI; her beloved sisters, Emily Hrycko of Hope Mills, NC, and Nancy Beck of Paw Paw; and her nieces and nephew (and grandnieces and nephews) in Virginia, North Carolina, Texas, and California.
    Mary was a generous soul who will be terribly missed by those who knew and loved her.


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