Mary Louise Greco Hill

Mary Louise Greco Hill
    SAV0002 Mary was born in Gulfport, Mississippi on December 23, 1930 to Santo and Josephine Greco and passed away on February 13th, 2014 at the age of 83 in Kirkland, Washington. Mary’s parents had emigrated from Sicily to America and eventually settled in Pass Christian, Mississippi, where she was raised. Along with her brother Johnny and sisters Nora and Rosie, Mary often spoke of a happy childhood on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, going to dances and other social events, and was once the Queen of the Pass Christian Mardi Gras celebration.
     Mary attended secretarial school and worked for 20 years at the Hancock Bank.  While working at Hancock Bank she met Bert who was in the area working for Boeing on the Apollo project.  Mary and Bert were married on July 14th, 1968 and began their family.  At that point Mary had already had a 20 year career working at Hancock Bank and chose to devote herself to being a full-time mother to daughter Sandra who was born on July 16th, 1969 and to son Jim on May 22nd, 1971. Shortly after Jim was born, Bert’s job with Boeing took them to Morgantown, West Virginia and then eventually to Kirkland, Washington in the Summer of 1976, which became their home.
     Mary was always deeply devoted to her Catholic faith and was an involved member of Holy Family Catholic Church IMG_0006in Kirkland.
     She was also an active member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority and enjoyed social events and charitable events with the friends she made there.
     Mary was also dedicated to her jobs of homemaker and mom and she excelled at both. She enjoyed crafts such as cross stitch, crochet and making porcelain dolls and figurines. She was an excellent cook and found great joy in delivering sweets to the Fire Department where her son works on Valentine’s day along with her sorority sisters.
     Mary’s sweet, caring and kind spirit touched all that she came into contact with.  She will be remembered and cherished as a loving and devoted wife, mother and sister.
     Mary’s service will be held at Holy Family Catholic Parish in Kirkland on Wednesday, February 26th, 2014 with a funeral mass at 11am, immediately followed by a reception in the church’s social hall and interment at Kirkland Cemetery.

8 Responses to “Mary Louise Greco Hill”

  • Ellen Greco says:

    Uncle Bert, Sandra, and Jimmy…My heart goes out to all of you…Mimi will forever hold a special place in every one of her family members…I adored her and am so grateful for the trips that I made up there and the time I got to spend with all of you…it was such a special treat for all of the cousins, to receive their annual birthday card from our Mims…lucky is anyone who ever met her…my love to all of you…Ellen

  • Angie Hooper says:

    We are sending hugs and prayers from us. Mimi was the ultimate example for so many things and certainly all things “family”. None of us can look at a $5 bill without smiling and thinking of Mims. Love to you all!

  • Patty Conrard says:

    Our deepest sympathy on Mary’s passing. She has been a wonderful neighbor for almost four decades. Her love of gardening is what I remember the most about her as in good weather she would work for hours in the front flower bed. She was a sweet, kind person who is greatly missed.—- Patty, Don & Mark Conrard, Kirkland, WA.

  • Marilyn Shaw says:

    Mary was my Beta Sigma Phi sister for many years. I smile to think of the fun things we did together. She was a great cook and some of my favorite recipes came from her. As I look around my home — there are numerous items she gave me when she was my Secret Sister — all of them cherished. She was truly a wonderful person. I will miss her.

  • Claudia Cordes says:

    I remember Mary as a sweet kind Beta Sigma Phi member. She always had a smile. It has been awhile since I have seen her but I remember the fun times we had at sorority events. I have a lovely comforter on my living room sofa she crocheted for me. I think of her often and will miss her.

  • Ron Neal says:

    I want to express condolences to the entire Hill / Greco families. My parents (Elmer & Jeanne Nea) both deceased had known Bert since the 50’s and my father and Bert worked together at Boeing 9n Seattle, Huntsville Alabama, and Pass Christian. We were there in Pass Christian when Bert & Mary met and married. While I have never met their children, I know they came from good stock. I can share that I have many fond memories of Bert from my first hunting trip in the 50’s at his families cabin near Roslyn.

  • Vicki Van Bemmel says:

    Mary was a member of Beta Sigma Phi with me.
    She was the sweetest, dearest friend to all her sisters. I have run in to Bert a couple of times, and he took such great care of Mary. I will miss her.

  • Susan Greco says:

    Uncle Bert, Sandra, Jim and family … know how dearly Mimi was loved and adored … I will always remember that all of the cousins were able to go to the wedding when you two were married (that is except for Sandra and Jim who came later:-) … I remember the times we got to come to your house for awesome dinners and Mimi’s amazing salads … May God give you strength and comfort in the days to come … my thoughts and prayers are with you … Love you all … Susan

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