Marialice Verney, 89, of Plainfield, Illinois and formerly of Warren, was reunited with the love of her life in heaven on Wednesday, January 8, 2020, surrounded by the love of her family after a brief illness at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago.
She was born on January 7, 1931 in Brownton, WV, the daughter of the late John and Anna Billy Maddix. She married Carl Verney on April 30, 1960 and moved to Warren.
She worked as a homemaker and in addition worked at Rite-Aid drug store. She and Carl ran the Slovak club in Warren for several years. Marialice was a member of Saints Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church in Warren for many years where she never missed going to Mass and did volunteer work throughout the years and enjoyed making nut roll with her friends. She was a member of the St. Benedict’s Auxiliary, Altar & Rosary Society and Ladies Guild all of the church and was a member of the First Catholic Slovak Union Branch 764.
She was dedicated to taking care of her family and loved to golf; often joining multiple leagues in the summer months with friends. She also loved her Slovak heritage and the many traditions associated with that. She loved to polka dance and enjoyed Slovak cuisine. Marialice was a wonderful mother with a heart of gold where her faith and family came first, always surrounded by laughter and smiles from her children and her grandchildren, who were her pride and joy. She enjoyed attending her granddaughter Marissa’s basketball games, as well as golfing with her granddaughter Makayla. The legacy of her faith, kind spirit, loving thoughtfulness and zest for life will live on through them. Marialice will be deeply missed by her family and friends, but find peace knowing she is reunited with her husband, Carl, once again.
She is survived by her daughters, Carla (Robert) Cooper of Chicago and Vanessa (Rich) Mussatto of Plainfield, Illinois, and two granddaughters; Marissa and Makayla, who affectionately referred to her as "Baba". Marialice is also survived by a brother Robert (Aggie) Maddix, and one sister Julia Williams all of New Jersey and very close family friends, Eugene, Robbin and their son Sam, who he considerd her his grandma.
Besides her parents, Marialice was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Carl Verney who passed away May 11, 2017 and brothers Steve, Johnny, George and Stanley Maddix and sisters Helen Wolfe, and Annie Vukovich.
Family will receive friends on Sunday, January 12, 2020 from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. in the Staton-Borowski Funeral Home, where the St. Benedict’s Auxilary will have the recitation of the rosary for the soul of Marialice at 1:30 p.m. Sunday. A Parastas will be offered at 5:30 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home.
A Divine Funeral Liturgy with Fr. Simeon B. Sibenik officiating, will be said at 10:00 a.m. Monday, January 13, 2020 in SS. Peter & Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, preceded by a Panachida Service to be said at 9:20 a.m. Monday in the funeral home prior in leaving for the church.
Burial will follow in All Souls Cemetery in Cortland.
The family suggests that memorial contributions take the form of donations in Marialice’s name to SS. Peter & Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, 180 Belvedere NE, Warren, Ohio 44483.
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SS. Peter & Paul Byzantine Catholic Church
180 Belvedere Drive NE, Warren OH 44483