Mary L. Versagli, 96, of Kennett Square, died Sunday, Aug. 8, at her Victoria Gardens residence. She was the wife of Vincent [Jim] Versagli who died in 1996, and with whom she shared 46 years of marriage.
Born in West Chester, Mary was the daughter of the late Carlo Di Marco and the late Vincenzia Piccone Di Marco. In her final days, as she recounted memories of her earliest years, Mary shared, “I had a wonderful childhood. I wouldn’t change it for anything.”
She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Kennett Square, a former member of St. Agnes Church in West Chester, and of St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother Church in Avondale.
Before her marriage, she worked eight years as a clerk at Montgomery Ward in West Chester and advanced to bookkeeper. After marriage, Mary was the bookkeeper at G. Versagli & Sons for 15 years. However, she most enjoyed being a homemaker.
She volunteered at the Kennett Area Senior Center, where she was honored as a lifetime member. She was a member of the Jennersville Hospital Ladies Auxiliary, Avondale Fire Co. Auxiliary, and Victoria Gardens Auxiliary which functioned as a support for local charity events.
Mary is survived by her three children: Vincent Versagli, Jr. and his wife Rae Jean of Hockessin, Virginia ‘Ginny’ Herndon, and her husband, Randy Herndon, Sr. of Wilmington, and Thomas Versagli of Julian, Pa.
She was very proud of her seven grandchildren, Vincent Versagli, III (Calli), Michael Versagli, Randy Herndon, Jr. (Christie), Gabrielle Herndon, Beau Herndon, Lauren Versagli and Douglas Versagli (Christie) and her six great grandchildren, Natali Versagli, Clara Versagli, Micah Herndon, Anya Herndon, Eliana Herndon, and Leah Versagli.
Mary was predeceased by her grandson, Matthew Versagli as well as her siblings, Frank Di Marco, Donald Di Marco, Amelia Pizzi, Dorothy Bruno, and Charlie Di Marco.
The family wishes to express their appreciation to Mary’s Victoria Garden neighbors who were like family to her, as well as the friends of her monthly Perkins Breakfast Club, the Home Instead Health Care Aides, and Bayada Hospice that served her so well in her final days.
Secure in her relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ, Mary is now in Glory.
Her service and burial will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Mary’s memory to the Kennett Area Senior Center, 427 South Walnut Street, Kennett Square, PA 19348
To view her online tribute and to share a memory with her family, please visit www.kuzoandfoulkfh.com
Arrangements by the Kuzo Funeral Home, Kennett Square.