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Mary C. Stancher

June 27, 1928 — April 28, 2023


It is with great sorrow that we announce that Mary C. Stancher of Niles passed away peacefully on Friday, April 28, 2023, surrounded by her loved ones.

Born on June 27, 1928, in Ozone Park, NY, Mary was the daughter of Gennaro and Virginia Vecchi Boccia. She graduated from Niles McKinley High School and the Parmont Beauty School.

Mrs. Stancher was a devout Catholic and active member of St. Stephen Church, Knights of Columbus Women’s Club, and she selflessly volunteered for the Basilica & National Shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon. She was a member of the Cortland Conservation Boat Club. She cherished the memories she made traveling and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Mary is survived by her daughters, Norma Burke, Dee (Randy) DeMont, Lois Maximovich, MaryBeth Stancher and Susan Stancher; her sister, Josephine Medovich; 2 half- brothers, William (Lynda) Boccia and Michael Boccia; grandchildren, Brian (Jennifer) Burke and their children Molly and Katie, Eric (Sheila) DeMont and their children Harley and Teagan, Kristina (John) Harris and step grandson Ron (Mari) Oakman and their children Kennedy and Audrey.

In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her loving husband of 56 years, Norman; a stepmother, Nancy; 2 sons-in-law, Brian Maximovich, and Ronnie Oakman; 3 brothers, Ralph, Louis and Gene Boccia and a sister Evelyn Joseph.

Mary will be deeply missed by her family and friends. Her kind heart and loving spirit will live on in the memories of those who knew and loved her.

Friends and family may view the obituary and send condolences by visiting

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Friday, May 5, 2023, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Stephen Church 129 W. Park Ave. Niles, OH 44446.

There will be calling hours for 1 hour prior to the mass at the church.

Arrangements are entrusted to the Wm Nicholas Funeral Home & Cremation Services 614 Warren Ave. Niles, OH 44446.

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