Mary M. Case, 87

Mary M. Case, 87, of Lancaster, died Wednesday, July 1, 2009 at Hospice of Lancaster County Mt. Joy Center.  Born in Palmyra, Mary was the daughter of the late Michael and Angelina (DiNunzio) Mastromatteo.  She was the wife of the late Richard G. Case, who passed away July 2, 2001.

Mary was employed for 40 years as office manager and receptionist at the office of Drs. Cooper and Long, Lancaster County orthodontists.  She was also employed as a photographer, photographing children and graduates, at Shelly Studio in Lancaster for 18 years. 

Mary was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church.  An active alumnus of Sacred Heart Academy, she enjoyed playing cards.  Mary had a great gift of hospitality, and loved spending time with friends and family.

Mary is survived by her siblings, Ida Mae Maio, wife of Pat, of Omaha, NE, Sam Masters, husband of Dorothy, of Lancaster, Michael A. Mastromatteo, husband of Rosa, of Lancaster, Sister Vivian Mary Mastromatteo C.S.C., of Kensington, MD, Gilda Henry of Lancaster, and Edward M. Mastromatteo of Lancaster.  She was preceded in death by three brothers, Pasquale, Nicholas, and Richard, and two sisters, Martha, and Frances.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, July 3, 2009 at 10:30 AM at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, 501 E. Orange St., Lancaster, PA 17602, with Rev. Daniel C. Mitzel as Celebrant.  A viewing will be held at Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home, 414 E. King St., Lancaster, PA 17602 Thursday evening from 6 until 8 PM with the Holy Rosary being recited at 7:30 PM.  There will be a viewing at the funeral home Friday morning from 9 until 10 AM.  Interment will be in St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of Lancaster County, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604, or to St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church.  To send an online condolence, please visit

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Dear friends,  My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.  I remember sitting next to Mary at the card table at the bay house last summer where I first met Mary.  We had a nice visit, and I will always remember Mary and all
of you whom I met that day. God bless you all. 
Lovingly, Sister Mary Jane


To the Mastromatteo family;
It is with great sadness to learn of the earthly loss of your sister and our cousin Mary, but of sound joy knowing in her goodness, she is at peace with Our Heavenly Father resting in Eternal Life.  Heartfelt memories will be cherished, especially with Mary’s special understanding and uplifting character. We hope your loss will be brief. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to attend her Services, but have been offering Masses and prayers for all.  God bless you!
Nick and Monica DiNunzio

Unfortunately I was out of town and could not attend the service for Mary.  I just wanted you to know she was an exceptional woman.  I took her place as the office manager at Long Orthodontic Assoc.  She taught me well!  I could always depend on her great memory and she was always willing to help me with a smile.  She was an asset to Long Ortho!
I just wanted to send all of you my condolences and pay respect to Mary.  She will be missed but her memory will live on.
Micki Carper
Office Mgr. Long Orthodontic Assoc

Please accept my sincere sympathy on the loss of your loved one.  Although I never had the privilege of meeting her, I feel that I knew Mary a bit through hearing about her from Sister Vivian.  I’m so glad her picture is posted, and what a wonderful picture it is!
All of you are in my prayers as you try to adjust to Mary’s changed life.  May God bless you.
Mary Anne Patchan, Lanham, MD
Friend of Sister Vivian Mary Mastromatteo, C.S.C.

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