In memory of
Mary Lou Bretz
Mary Lou Bretz 1927-2017 A Memorial Mass will be held today at 2:00 p.m. at St. Charles Church , Boardman, Ohio for Mrs. Mary Lou Bretz, age 89 of Youngstown who died Tuesday at Sunrise of Poland Assisted Living. Mary Lou was born Sept. 6, 1927 in Youngstown a daughter of Frank and Louise (Hoffman) Griffiths. She graduated from Ursuline High School. Her greatest joy was taking care of her family which was her true passion. Mary Lou was an avid bridge player and enjoyed volunteering for her community. She married Richard "Dick" Bretz on June 21,1952 and he died June 13,2016. Mary Lou leaves her five children: Susan McGarvey of Canton, Barbara (Fred) Tarr of Mineral Ridge, Janet Bretz of Medina, David (Pamela) Bretz of San Diego, CA. and Carolyn (Edward) Hamm of Knoxville,Tenn.; a brother, Richard (Alma) Griffiths of Gainsville, Fla.; 16 grandchildren and 11 great- grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Dick and her brother Frank Griffiths. Friends may call today from 1 to 2 p.m. at St. Charles Church 7325 Westview Drive, Boardman, OH. Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Mary Lou to the donor's charity that is dear to their heart. This obituary can be viewed and condolences sent to: www.higgins-reardon.com
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