Mary (Helen) Daley Andruzzi, 79, passed away Tuesday, August 17, 2010 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born August 10, 1931 in Madelia, MN to the late Jim and Ida (Steinbach) Daley. Helen graduated from Madelia High school in 1948, and married the love of her life, Anthony Andruzzi Sr. on January 14, 1950 in Spokane, WA. Helen was gifted with many talents which included being a homemaker, waitress, domestic goddess, loving wife, devoted mother, doting grandmother and great-grandmother.
Helen is survived by her husband of 60 years, Anthony Andruzzi Sr., of Raleigh; eight children, Anthony Andruzzi Jr. (Marcia), Barbara Desmarais (Mike), Nick Andruzzi, Joe Andruzzi (Patti), Ida Stephens, Mike Andruzzi (Sally), Mary Andruzzi, Bill Andruzzi; sisters, Pat Metrejon (Ed), Peg Fallenstein (Mark), Jenice Fallenstein (Jim), brother, Mike Daley (Mimi); twenty-two grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren.
Helen was preceded in death by one son, Joseph James Andruzzi.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, August 20, 2010 at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Raleigh.
The family will receive friends from 7:00-9:00 p.m., Thursday, August 19 at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 200 SE Maynard Rd, Cary, NC.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Community Home Care and Hospice, 7714 Chapel Hill Rd, Cary, NC or Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center, Office of Development DUMC 3828, Durham, NC 27710
Condolences may be offered at www.brownwynnecary.com