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Marie Harriett Gaietto

November 17, 2012
The Advertiser-Tribune

Marie Harriett Gaietto, 90, of Tiffin, passed away Thursday evening, Nov. 15, 2012, at St. Francis Home, Tiffin.

She was born Feb. 12, 1922, in Fostoria, to Martin and Bridget J. (Reinhart) Frisch. She married Bernard "Bernie" Thomas Gaietto Aug. 24, 1946, at St. Wendelin Catholic Church, and he passed away May 19, 1995.

Survivors include four sons, John (Jeannette) Gaietto, Richard (Rose) Gaietto and Stephen (Cheri) Gaietto, all of Tiffin, and Dennis (Nancy) Gaietto of Bloomville; a daughter, Sandra Kesler of Tiffin; 14 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

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Ms. Gaietto

Also preceding her in death were her parents; son-in-law, John P. Kesler in 2003; seven brothers, Carl, Alvin, Vincent, Herman, Phillip, Wilfred and infant brother, Elmer; and a sister, Mildred Fosnaugh.

Marie was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Tiffin, and the Altar Rosary Society. During World War II, she worked at Camp Perry. Marie also worked at Nye's grocery store, Fostoria, volunteered for Meals on Wheels and worked in the St. Mary School cafeteria.

Marie was devoted to her family, taking care of her husband for years and passing on her Christian faith to her children. She was always very positive. She enjoyed family gatherings, playing cards, putting together puzzles and working on crossword puzzles.

Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Tiffin, with the Rev. Gary Walters officiating. Burial will follow at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, Tiffin. A rosary will prayed 20 minutes prior to Mass.

Friends may visit 2-8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, at Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory, 236 S. Washington St., Tiffin, OH 44883, (419) 447-2424. A Christian wake service will begin at 1:30 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary Catholic Church, St. Francis Home and Community Hospice Care.

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