Born in Wampum, she was the daughter of the late Sam and Maria Volterelli Procopio. She was first married to Joseph Chulak who passed away in 1975. She has been married for 28 years to Robert E. Jelen, who survives.
Mary was the lunch coordinator for the Koppel School for many years. She was a member of Holy Redeemer Parish. She loved music and enjoyed singing. She was an avid and accomplished ballroom dancer well known to a wide circle of fellow dancers.
In addition to her husband, Robert, survivors include two daughters, Sandy Richardson of Ellwood City, Barb (Bill) Miskolcze of Beaver Falls; two step daughters, Jeanette (Mario) Garcia of Texas, Barb Jelen of Arizona; two step sons, Bob Jelen of Texas, Bill (Mary Ellen) Jelen of Ohio; two sisters, Rose (Don) Lieberman of Florida, Lillian Crespo of Wampum; sister in law, Patty Procopio of Pittsburgh; brother, Sam (Kathy) Procopio of Chewton; six grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Joseph and Frank Procopio, a sister, Barbara Jean Procopio in infancy, and a son in law, Ralph Richardson.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, March 1 at Holy Redeemer Church at 10:00 am with Rev. Father Mark Thomas officiating.
Interment will follow in Holy Redeemer Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Angel Fund at Holy Redeemer Church.
Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.