Mary Magdalene Laird
Departed on September 2, 2020 in Melbourne, Florida
Mary Magdalene Laird, 93, of Melbourne passed away on Wednesday Sept. 2, 2020. She was a native of Pittsburgh, PA and a retired Social Service Counselor. Beautiful Mary attended Ascension Catholic Church and was a member of the ACCW and the Hibernians.
Mary had her own wonderful sense of style and grace. She believed in putting her best self forward no matter the circumstances. Always dressed with a smile on her beautiful face and a nice outfit, she was known for her variety of scarves, earrings, and her famous red lipstick. This outside expression of joy generated from the love inside of her. She believed in the saying “Live, Love, and Laugh”. She brought a smile to everyone she met. Her Irish humor lit up a room and her feisty, fun personality lightened the load for others. She had 1,000 wonderful stories and Irish sayings. She gave from her heart and had the rare gift of hospitality. She depended on her faith at the end of her life and was comforted by the love she felt from her family and friends (and the beautiful aides at Victoria Landing Assisted Living). She will be truly missed.
Survivors include daughter Diane Karschnick of Melbourne, grandchildren Tony Corso, Angela Waxler, and Nicole Corso and great-grandchildren Aurora Waxler and Mace Corso. Hammonds step family Rhema, Mac, Arielle and Kaleigh. Mary had so many special people in her life: her friends from Orlando, Laura, Michael, Leonor, and the Pa. Laird family, just to name a few. She was predeceased by her Husband Bud Laird, a daughter Mary Ann Walker and a son Tommy Stibber.
A memorial Mass will be celebrated on Monday September 14th at 11:30am in the Ascension Catholic Church.
Donations in her memory may be made to her church.