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Mary Beth Casazza

May 22, 1966 ~ January 10, 2024 (age 57) 57 Years Old

Mary Casazza Obituary

Mary Beth (Coyne) Casazza passed away the morning of January 10th, 2024 at

Logan Health Hospital in Kalispell, MT after a five year battle with primary

peritoneal cancer. Mary Beth was born in Butte, MT on May 22nd, 1966 to

Raymond and Delia (Piazzola) Coyne, the last of their five daughters, with older

sisters Raeleen, Lori, Michele, and Jodi. She attended Emerson Elementary, East

Middle School, and Butte High, where she was head majorette in the Purple B’s

drill team and graduated with the class of 1984.

Mary Beth obtained an Associate Degree in Paralegal Studies from the College of

Great Falls. She also attended Montana Tech in Butte, where she met Larry

Casazza. The two were married at St. John’s Catholic Church on January 2nd,

1988. Mary Beth worked as a paralegal for Poore, Roth, and Robinson while they

lived in Butte.

After graduating from Montana Tech, Larry joined the Navy, and the couple spent

six years traveling the country for various assignments. During this time, Mary

Beth earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Criminal Justice from Central Washington

University, and worked as a parole officer. Also during this time, they met a group

of submariners and their wives that became lifelong friends who would attend

annual summer camping trips and Christmas parties for years to come.

Mary Beth gave birth to two daughters, Rebecca and Katherine. They moved to

Kennewick, WA, where they raised their girls. She dedicated the next years to her

family, volunteering at their school, St. Joseph’s, and making sure that they were

able to enjoy as many positive experiences as possible. She loved planning

vacations and attending concerts, plays, musicals, and countless sporting events

with her family. She especially loved cheering on her girls when they played

volleyball.

Mary Beth put her faith and her family before everything. She was a devout

Catholic. She worked as the Religious Education Coordinator and led an adult

Bible Study at Holy Spirit Parish for many years where she touched the lives of so

many. She also helped open a pregnancy clinic in the Tri-Cities called Hope

Medical which provided care for countless women and babies. Mary Beth worked

as a volunteer there until a year before she and Larry moved to Eureka in the

spring of 2020. She continued to volunteer for her church in Eureka, Our Lady of

Mercy. She and Larry served on the Building Committee performing updates to

the church, and planning for a new rectory.

Mary Beth is survived by her mother, Delia Coyne; her sisters Raeleen (Frank)

Harvey, Michele (Jeff) Davis, and Jodi (Rick) Gelling; her nieces and

Nephews; her husband Larry Casazza; her children Rebecca (Logan) Flegel and

Katherine (Caleb) Fleury; and her beloved, precious grandchildren Bryce

Flegel and Myla Beth Fleury; Also surviving are father-in-law and mother-in-law

Daniel and Rose Casazza and her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Daniel Jr. and

Tracie Casazza, Eric and Shawnna Casazza, Mark Casazza, Jeb and Amy Casazza,

Lucas and Kristi Casazza, Dallas and Kristen Casazza and Josie and Sam Stewart.

She was preceded in death and welcomed into heaven by her father, Raymond

Coyne and her sister Lori Taylor.

Visitation will be 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Friday, January 19th at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Eureka, MT with the Rosary Service at 6:00 p.m. Friday, January 19th.  Mass of the Resurrection will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 20th, with interment to follow at Tobacco Valley Cemetery. A celebration of life will be held in Butte, MT at a future date. Mary Beth wished for memorials and donations to be made to the Our Lady of Mercy Building Fund to support the new rectory. The family would like to thank everyone who held Mary Beth in their hearts and prayers during her fight with cancer, and for all the love and support they are receiving now.  Arrangements are under the care of Schnackenberg Funeral Home of Eureka.

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Services

Visitation
Friday
January 19, 2024

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church

Eureka, MT 59917

Rosary
Friday
January 19, 2024

6:00 PM
Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church

Eureka, MT 59917

Mass of the Resurrection
Saturday
January 20, 2024

10:00 AM
Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church

Eureka, MT 59917

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