Mary Franz


3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday, March 21, 2024
Dodge-Thomas Funeral Home
26 Franklin Avenue
Glen Cove, New York, United States


11:00 am
Friday, March 22, 2024
Church Of St. Rocco
18 3rd Street
Glen Cove, New York, United States

Final Resting Place

12:30 pm
Friday, March 22, 2024
Locust Valley Cemetery
Ryefield Rd.
Locust Valley, New York, United States

Obituary of Mary Franz

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FRANZ, Mary (Mia), a resident of Locust Valley for over 70 years, died peacefully on March 14, 2024 at the age of 101.


Mia was born in Castelnovo Del Friuli, Italy on September 4, 1922 and emigrated to the United States after World War II. She was the devoted wife of the late Philip Franz and loving mother of two daughters, Mary and Franca, both of Ridgefield, CT.


Her life was shaped by her native Friuli, its diverse culture and alpine landscape. As such, Mia loved to be outdoors enjoying nature, walking and gardening – a love she passed on to her family. She was particularly fond of the family’s many dogs, especially spaniels and pointers.


Family and friends were paramount to Mia. Aunt “Mimi” as she was known to her nieces and nephews exuded great personal warmth and charm whether handing you a piece of strudel or sharing stories. She will be remembered for her kindness, resilience and generous spirit.


Mia is survived by her daughters, Mary and Franca, and her two sisters-in-law Ada Franz of Bayville, NY and Raffaella Bertin of Glen Cove, NY. She will also be missed by her many nieces and nephews including Patricia Bertin of Darien, CT, Valerie Regnery of Cheshire, CT and her son Ronald Regnery Jr. of Richmond, VA, Paola and Jim Carey of New Canaan, CT and their sons Mike and Tom, Sandra and David Pfeiffer of London, England and their children Emma, Camilla and David Jr., Janet and Lou Bertin of Alexandria, Virginia, Marina and Mike Ramsay and their sons John and Paul of Bayville, NY, and Michelle and Leo Franz and their sons Sean and Connor of North Babylon, NY.


Family and friends will be received on Thursday, March 21, 2024, from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at The Dodge-Thomas Funeral Home, at 26 Franklin Ave, Glen Cove, New York. A funeral mass will take place on Friday, March 22, 2024, at 11a.m. at the Roman Catholic Church of St. Rocco in Glen Cove. Interment will follow at the Locust Valley Cemetery, 17 Ryefield Rd, Locust Valley, New York.


In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Heart Association:


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