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Columba Marie McBride


Columba Marie McBride

January 15, 1946 — Oct. 20, 2021 (age 75)

AUSTINTOWN — Columba Marie McBride, 75, passed away on Wednesday morning (Oct. 20) at The Woodlands at Austinwoods Health Care Center after her brave and courageous battle with Parkinson’s Disease.

Affectionately known as Marie and Nana, she was born Jan. 15, 1946 in Youngstown.

She was a lifelong area resident and a 1964 graduate of Chaney High School.

Among her many valued roles throughout her life, she was first a dedicated and the only daughter of her beloved parents, Stephen and Julia (Thomas) Martucci, who passed down family traditions, values and beautiful memories, laying the groundwork for Marie’s family she would eventually have.

Marie is survived by her devoted and loving husband, Dennis H. McBride, whom she married Nov. 19, 1966; her children Shirlee (Tony) Stiles, Michael (Erica Pelton) McBride and Robinette (Brian) McCormick; her grandchildren April Stiles, Anthony Stiles, Brynn McCormick, Carlyn McCormick, Collin McBride and Brayden Villnave; her great-grandchildren Connor Matasy, Rylee Matasy; her brothers Anthony (Karon) Martucci and Patrick (Marge) Martucci and her sister-in-laws; and her Godchildren Tonetta Knight and Steve Martucci.

She was employed by City Loan in Youngstown through 1968. At City Loan was where her soul mate went to finance a new car. Dennis talks adoringly about how she was the most beautiful thing he had ever seen, and their romance began, growing into a relationship that would withstand almost 55 years.

She was a devoted member of Our Lady of Hungry until it was unable to remain open, where she displayed deep faith and participated in the Altar Rosary Society. Marie then became a member of Holy Apostles Parish (SS. Peter and Paul Church), the Altar Rosary Society and St. Ann Society.

During her battle with Parkinson’s, Marie participated in Oasis Parkinson’s Therapy and the Ursuline Mother House swimming group.

She enjoyed experiences and making memories while vacationing to new places or camping with her family, baking braided Easter bread, carrying on the holiday traditions of cutting down a Christmas tree yearly, making wedding soup and dough balls, and baking “Tom the Turkey." 

Her family would like to thank Austinwoods for their care of Marie over the past two years, especially through the COVID-19 pandemic when her family was unable to have physical contact with her and she was protected. 

A Memorial Mass will be held Tuesday (Oct. 26) at 11 a.m. at St. Peter and Paul Church, 421 Covington St., Youngstown. The family will receive relatives and friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Marie’s final resting place will be at Lake Park Cemetery

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Parkinson Disease Association, 133 Parkinson Ave., Staten Island N.Y. 10305

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