Mary Bisignano Beck passed away peacefully in her Phoenix, Arizona home Sunday night February 9th, 2014 shortly before her 95th birthday. She was born March 13, 1919 in Oak Creek, Colorado to Pietro Bisignano and Mary Stella Caruso Bisignano. She is survived by her brothers, George and Albert Bisignano and her sisters Molly Sergi and Marie Rowell and her children Marie Holley Meshkin, Nancy Cosgrove Corson, Jack Beck and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Mary lived a long and full life in various parts of the country. She contributed to the war effort working as a welder for a ship builder during WWII. She spent part of that war in Fairbanks, Alaska while running a photo studio. After retiring as a cosmetology Supervisor and teacher in Phoenix, AZ, she spent many hours gardening and would never miss a Diamond Backs baseball game. She volunteered much of her time to The Arc of Arizona, an organization for people with intellectual & developmental disabilities.
Funeral services will be on Saturday, February 15th, 2014 at 10AM, preceded by a visitation at 9:30 AM, at Bunker’s Garden Chapel, 33 N. Centennial Way in Mesa. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Mortuary located at 9925 W. Thomas RD, Avondale, AZ.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to:
The Arc of Arizona
P.O. Box 90714
Phoenix, AZ 85066-0714
Phone: (602) 234-2721