Mary Ellen Novinsky, age 69 of Walbridge, Ohio was received into the arms of Jesus on Sunday, July 8, 2018 while surrounded by her loving family and friends. She was born on May 4, 1949 in Toledo to Ray and Betty (McQuillen) Imbery. Mary Ellen was a 1967 graduate of Cardinal Stritch High School and was employed with St. Charles Mercy Hospital for 25 years, retiring in 2010. She will be remembered for her contagious smile, laugh and fun personality. Mary Ellen enjoyed spending time with her friends and especially her grandchildren. She looked forward to watching “Elvis” (Mike Albert) perform at Lakeside every summer, enjoyed her dirty martinis, traveling and shopping. Mary Ellen was a dear friend and a loving mother and grandmother who will be dearly missed.
Surviving are her children, Kerri (Tom) Materni, William (Julie) Novinsky and Nicholas (Coreen Haynes) Novinsky; grandchildren, Katie (Josh) Steedman, Kyle (Danielle Brewer) Corbitt, T.J. Materni, Jacob Materni, Emma, Braxtyn, Masey, and Norah Novinsky; siblings, Marsha Sautter, Marlene (Michael) Searle, Tom (Pam) Imbery, Terry (Katie) Imbery and Jim (Kathy) Imbery; special friends, Jan Billings, Trish Nycz, Val Lutman and Chuck Schlageter. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews.
Mary Ellen was preceded in death by her parents; in-laws, Marie and Paul Novinsky; and brother in-law, Denny Novinsky.
Family and friends may visit at the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford, 830 Lime City Rd. on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 from 2-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 12, 2018 at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with Rev. Anthony Recker officiating. Interment will follow at Lake Township Cemetery in Millbury. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Ohio Living Hospice, especially Julia and Hillary. Memorial contributions may be directed to Ohio Living Hospice at (www.ohioliving.org/foundation/donate) or Cardinal Stritch High School at (www.cardinalstritch.org) in Mary Ellen’s memory.
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