Edward F. Adzima Funeral Home

Obituary for Mary Lee J. Neale

Born: Chicago. IL
Lived: formerly of West Haven

Mary Lee J. Neale, age 92, formerly of West Haven, CT, entered into rest on Sunday, June 9, 2019 at St. Raphael Hospital with her loving family by her side. She was the devoted wife of the late William Richard Neale. Mary Lee was born in Chicago, IL on November 18, 1926 daughter of the late Charles and Marguerite (Deming) VonFrank. She was the Bridal Registrar Consultant at Edward Malley’s Department Store before managing the Nature Food Centers in New Haven and then worked at Macy’s until her retirement. Mary Lee was the last Gold Star Mother of the Vietnam Era from West Haven. She was extremely active in the communities of New Haven, West Haven and North Haven. She volunteered at the Veterans Hospital of West Haven and was a Past President of the American Legion of West Haven. She is the beloved mother of Cynthia Jane Neale-Radcliff and her husband Michael and Priscilla Neale-Pasquini and her husband Andrew, and sister of William Buetel and Dudley and Thomas Frank. Mary Lee is the loving grandmother of 6 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren and is also survived by several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two sons, Christopher Jonathan and Patrick Michael Neale and three brothers, John Beutel, Paul Frank and Frederick Frank. Friends may call on Thursday from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the Edward F. Adzima Funeral Home 253 Elizabeth St., Derby. Her funeral service will follow at 12:30 p.m. Her burial will be at St. Lawrence Cemetery. The family requests that memorial contributions may be made to CT Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford, CT 06405. Friends may leave condolences at www.adzimafh.com.