RIVERTON- Mary R. Cardoni, 98, of Riverton died at 9:02 am Saturday, September 1, 2012 at St. John’s Hospital. She was born January 3, 1914 in Riverton, IL to Giovanni and Nunzia DeMarco Roscetti. She married Samuel J. Cardoni on January 20, 1940 and he preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death are her parents, two brothers, Joseph and Angelo Roscetti, one daughter, Nancy E. Jones and one grandson, John Patrick Jones.
Surviving are one daughter, Elaine (George) Maurer of Lexington KY; one son, Ronald S. (Patricia) Cardoni of Sherman; three grandsons, Dennis (Christina) Jones of Spaulding, Matthew Cardoni of St. Louis, MO, and Kurt Cardoni of Springfield; two great-granddaughters, Julianna Jones of Spaulding and Zelda Cardoni of Springfield and several nieces and nephews.
Mary was a member of St. James Catholic Church in Riverton. She was a founding member of the St. Anthony Guild and St. James Altar and Rosary Society. She enjoyed cooking Italian meals and was very proud of her Italyville upbringing. She loved cats, and was an avid reader. Mary was a homemaker, attended Riverton High School and graduated from Ursuline Academy.
Visitation: 5-7 pm, Tuesday September 4, 2012 at Staab Funeral Home with a prayer service at 5 pm.
Funeral Mass: 10 am Wednesday September 5, 2012 at St. James Church in Riverton with Monsignor David Lantz officiating. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.