Jan. 21, 1931-Dec. 26, 2012
Mary Caroline Pellegrini Wrasman, 81, of Lima, died at 7 p.m., Wednesday, at her residence surrounded by her loving family.
She was born Jan. 21, 1931, in Akron to John W. and Mildred (Morris) Pellegrini, who preceded her in death. Following her parents’ death at a young age, she was raised by her father’s brother and sister, Dan Pellegrini and Pia Pellegrini.
On May 30, 1953, she married Ralph J. Wrasman, who died Feb. 16, 2009.
Surviving are nine children, Jenny (Tom) Lament and Julie (John) Imes of Lima, Linda (David) Young of Westminster, Kathy (Arnold) Coy of Waynesfield, Diane (Chris) Cole of Elida, Debbie (David) Hickey of Marysville, Bob (Jenny) Wrasman of Houston, Texas, David (Susan) Wrasman of Garner, N.C., and Ron (Lisa) Wrasman of Lima; a brother, John (Adrene) Pellegrini of Lima; 24 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren; her sisters-in-law, Irma (Tom) Buettner, Marg (Charlie) Ashby, Jane (Ron) Goergens and Alice (Gene) Rayman of Delphos, Mary Lou (Bill) Browning of Columbus and Sr. Mary Gail of Toledo; a lifetime friend, Rita Luchessi; and special cousins, Lucille Sheperd and Alice Winter.
She was also preceded in death by a brother, Frankie Pellegrini, who died at age 5; a sister, Nancy Pieraccini; and a great-granddaughter, Aubrey Shobe.
Mrs. Wrasman was a homemaker who enjoyed family, friends and life on the country farm. She was a member of St. John Catholic Church, Lima, and a member of a monthly Cousin’s Club.
Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. John Catholic Church, Lima, the Rev. Tim Ferris officiating. Burial will follow in Gethsemani Cemetery, Lima.
Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. today at Siferd-Orians Funeral Home, Lima, and from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. There will be a time of sharing memories of Mary this evening at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Catholic Church or St. Rita’s Hospice.
Condolences may be expressed at www.siferd-oriansfuneralhome.com