Mary Factor

Mary Agnes Factor (Plazo)

Jan 11, 1919 - Mar 13, 2019
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Mary Agnes Factor, 100, passed away on March 13, 2019. She was born in Akron on January 11, 1919 to the late Samuel Plazo and Josephine Connolly Plazo. A member of St. Paul's Catholic Parish for 97 years, she attended Annunciation Grade School for Grades 1-3 before graduating from St. Paul's Grade School and then Garfield High School, Class of '37.
Mary Agnes worked as a secretary for East Ohio Gas before spending 7 years as secretary for the Navy office in downtown Akron as well as Goodyear Tire. After her marriage she returned to work and spent 11 years as a medical transcriptionist at Akron City Hospital. She was also a professional singer with her own radio show "Stump Mary" on WJW. She sang with the groups, Musical Maidens, and the Akron Co-Eds, as well as briefly with the Tommy Dorsey Band during World War II.
In 1955 she made her Profession in the Third Order Secular of Mt. Carmel. Mary Agnes was very active in St. Paul's Ladies Guild and the St. Girard Study Club and Prayer Group.
Her husband of 67 years, Bernard G. Factor Jr., passed away in 2014. Her siblings, Catherine Hager, Rita Green, Sam and Paul Plazo, also preceded her in death.
Her survivors include daughters, Maureen (Dick) Cannon, Rosemary (Don) Tarosky, and Margaret Factor; sons, Bernard III (Kathleen), Michael (Sue), Richard (Lori), Edward (Marianne), William (Pam), Robert (Becky), and Gerry (wife Becky - deceased); brother, Thomas Plazo; sister, Eileen Jackson; 25 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.
Calling hours will be on Saturday from 9 - 10:30 a.m. at ST. PAUL'S CATHOLIC CHURCH (1580 Brown St.) where Fr. Matthew Pfeiffer will officiate at a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery will follow.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Paul's Parish.

A special thanks to Summa Care and Visiting Angels for taking care of Mom.

"Mother, Thank you dear mother, for teaching me to love the Lord, my God, with all my heart, soul, mind and strength." Deut. 6:4
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, March 16th, 2019 | 9:00am - 10:30am
    Saturday, March 16th, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
    St. Paul's Catholic Church
    1580 Brown Street
    AKRON, OH 44301
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  • Service

    Saturday, March 16th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Saturday, March 16th, 2019 11:00am
    St. Paul's Catholic Church
    1580 Brown Street
    AKRON, OH 44301
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  • Interment

    Holy Cross Cemetery
    100 E. Waterloo Road
    Akron, OH 44319
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gail winkleman

Posted at 11:14am
Maggie, I hope you have the opportunity to see this. I am sorry for your loss. Your mom was a sweet, fun lady and I'm glad I had the opportunity to know her. I hope you and your family are doing well.

Maggie Factor Posted at 09:09am

Thanks Gail. So sweet of you to say. Going thru her things, she kept her title pin from radiology & nameplate. She was so proud to have worked there. Thanks for your friendship. We will miss her greatly

Catherine gaffney

Posted at 03:45pm
We had the greatest pleasure of meeting Mary and Bernie when they came to Ireland .we were so grateful to your wonderful mam for keeping in touch with us and keeping us up to date with our American cousins .We will miss the connection we had with her as much as you will all miss her She was a wonderful woman and I am sure she has left you all with great memories she will be forever in our prayers love from your Irish cousins xx Catherine

Audrey B

Posted at 08:20am
To the family, sorry for your loss. May you find comfort from God’s word the Bible. Jehovah God hates death. He views death as an enemy. I Corinthians 15:26 His son Jesus Christ said “All those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out “ John 5:28,29 so we have a promise and a hope of seeing our love ones again.

David and Paula McClendon

Posted at 09:29am
Dick, Lori, and family : we are so sorry for your loss. Yall are in our thoughts and prayers.
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Shanna Bechler

Posted at 09:00pm
Our Heart felt sympathies to my Best Friend Chrystie and her family! May God be with you all and many blessings! So sorry for your loss! We love you Chrystie and LeAnna...if you need anything we are here for you always!

With all our love,
Shanna and Riley

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