Mary J. Strati Byrd, 70, of Elkhart, passed away at 4:00 AM on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at Hubbard Hill Estates. Mary had been ill with pancreatic cancer since April 2016. She was born August 4, 1948 in Elkhart to Bruno J. Strati and Joan (Roberto) Strati. Both are deceased.
Mary is survived by two sons, Christopher (Linda) Byrd of Elkhart, and Jeffrey (Jill) Byrd of Bremen; four grandchildren, Nathan, Alistair, Lucas and Lindsey; two brothers, Alex (Sharon) Strati of Elkhart and Tony (Helena) Strati of Albuquerque.
Mary graduated from Elkhart High School in 1966. She retired in August 2015 from St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. Mary was a member of St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held in her honor at St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church, 1108 S. Main Street, Elkhart, Indiana on Friday, October 5, 2018 at 12:00 PM. Rev. Matthew Coonan will officiate. Visitation for family and friends will be held from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM prior to the service in St. Vincent Hall. Burial will follow at St. Vincent Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Cancer Resources for Elkhart County, 23971 US 33 E, Elkhart, IN, 46517, 574-875-5158, www.elkhartcancer.org and Riverbend Cancer Services, 3516 E. Jefferson Blvd., South Bend, IN 46615, 574-287-4197, www.riverbendcancerservices.org .
Cancer Resources for Elkhart County
23971 U.S. 33, Elkhart IN 46517
Riverbend Cancer Services
3516 E. Jefferson Blvd, South Bend IN 46615