Mary Ann Repeta

  • Born: July 10, 1928
  • Died: September 21, 2019
  • Location: Munroe Falls, Ohio

Busch Funeral and Crematory Services

7501 Ridge Road
Parma, OH 44129
Tel. (440) 842-7800

Tribute & Message From The Family

Beloved Wife, Mother, Grandmother, and Great Grandmother

Mary Ann Catherine Repeta, age 91, passed away on Saturday, September 21, 2019.

Mary Ann was born on July 10, 1928 in Cleveland, Ohio. She was working as a bank teller in Cleveland when she met her beloved Leo. They were married in 1950 and soon after began to grow their family and moved to Avon, Ohio in 1956 to raise their children. While Mary Ann was a dedicated homemaker, she also volunteered as a Reading Mother at St. Mary's grade school and was an avid fan attending all of her children's school/sporting events. She began her second career as an interior decorator for Sears where her natural talent for sewing was put to good use. Most important to Mary Ann was caring for and being with her family, whether it be sharing her love of opera, creating delicious meals, going on picnics or driving up and down the eastern coast for family vacations. Love of family poured over into being a doting and proud grandmother/great grandmother.

Mary Ann's last ten years were spent at Mulberry Gardens, eight of those years with her cherished husband, where she was tenderly cared for by the compassionate aides and nurses who grew to be an extension of her family.

Mary Ann was preceded in death by her father, Martin Burke Sr.; mother, Catherine Burke (Shimansky); brothers James Burke (Helen); Richard Burke (Lenny); Martin Burke Jr.; and adoring husband, Leo Repeta. She is survived by her loving children Ken Repeta (Beth), Karen Russell (Tim), Kevin Repeta (Carol), Kathy Battaglia (Joe), Kris Sokol (Joe), Kelly Yanda (Charlie) and cherished grandchildren Stacy (Mike), Nikki (Dan), JoJo (Maddie), Krissy (Josh), Mikey, Matthew, Gregory, Natalie (Tommy), Cruz, great grandson Troy, and many loving nieces/grandnieces and nephews/grandnephews.

Memorial contributions can be made to Saint Matthew Church.

Friends may call at Saint Matthew Church, 2603 Benton Ave. Akron, OH 44312-1630 from 10:00am until time of funeral at 11:00am, Friday, October 4, 2019. There will be a private family interment following at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Seville, OH at 1:00pm.

Cremation by Busch Crematory 440-842-7800

Condolence & Memory Journal

Sending prayers to the family! We have the greatest memories with your parents in Avon and all the wonderful time we spent in Panama City Beach Fl with them. They were such amazing friends and remembering the fun we had at the dog track and wonderful dinners your mom cooked, card games we played . I could go on and on with what times we had together. Loved them! Rest In Peace dear friends.

Posted by Charlie & Carole Wilhelm - Westlake, OH - Friend   September 29, 2019

Sending the entire Repeta family much love and comfort, we are so very sorry for your loss.

Rick & Diane Turman

Posted by A friend   September 28, 2019

My thoughts and prayers are with the Repeta family. My childhood is full of wonderful memories at the Repeta home. Mrs. Repeta was always quick to add another chair at lunch time and showed genuine interest in the kids her children called friends. I also don't think anyone was more skilled at crossword puzzles than her! Her memories will live on in all of us.

Posted by Larry Ulmer - Salem, OR - Friend   September 25, 2019

Condolences to the entire Repeta family. Mrs. Repeta, along with Mr raised a fabulous family that was most enjoyable and envied family I know. She was always smiling and so friendly. We will all miss her but I'm sure she's enjoying herself herself seeing all her family and friends above. God Bless.

Posted by Gary Simkovich - Avon, OH - Family Friend   September 24, 2019

Kathy, I just loved your mom helping me read @ St. Mary's. Your mom was so sweet helpful, I also remembered her nails they were also polished all perfect length. Love & prayers to you & your family. ✝

Posted by Cheryl Hopper - Avon, OH - Friend   September 24, 2019

What wonderful memories of your parents growing up. Your Mom will be missed by so many. My heart goes out to the entire Repeta family.
Patty Koenecke

Posted by Patty Koenecke - Reedsburg, WI   September 24, 2019

You are at peace, your soul is at rest. There is no need for tears, for with your love we were so blessed for all those many years.

Posted by Kathy Battaglia - Juno Beach, FL - Daughter   September 24, 2019


When I think of Mrs. Repeta I remember how kind she was to me every time I saw her. Your entire family is in my thoughts and prayers during this time.

Posted by Linda Harris - Green, OH   September 24, 2019

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You are at peace, your soul is at rest. There is no need for tears, for with your love we were so blessed for all those many years.