Mary L. Sokie

Born: 05/10/1957 Passed:

Mary Lu was born on May 10, 1957, to Matthew and Caroline Chatterelli, she passed away on October 31, 2019 following an extended illness. She graduated from Fairless High School and attended Cosmetology School in Massillon, Ohio. Mary was an accomplished Stylist in Stark County for over 40 years and resided in North Canton. She currently was Owner/Stylist of New Wave Hair and Nail Center and managed the Hair Solon at The Inn at Whitewood Village, both in North Canton. Mary had a flamboyant personality with beautiful talents in fashion, design, music, oil painting, and floral arts/crafts. She had a great sense of humor and enjoyed treasures from good flea market and garage sales. Mary had a kindness for, and always found a place for stray cats and dogs. She most especially loved Birthday/Holiday celebrations with her family and friends.

Mary Lu was preceded in death by her sister, Rita Frank and her dad, Matthew Chatterelli.

Mary is survived by her mother, Caroline Chatterelli; sisters, Melinda (Bill) Frank and Ann (Dean) Wayt; nieces, Deanne (Byron) Wayt-Morales, Monica (Bradford) Borokhovich and Diana (Stan) Sheyn; nephews, Matthew Wayt, Joseph Frank and Michael Frank; great nieces, Lilly Borokhovich and Mila Sheyn and great nephew, Niko Sheyn.

Mary will Rest In Peace in Sacred Heart of Mary parish cemetery in Harrisburg, Ohio following a prayer service to be held November 8th 2019 at 1:00 pm at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Stark County Humane Society 5100 Peach Street Louisville, OH 44641 or Mercy Medical Hospital Cancer Center @ 1320 Mercy Drive NW, Canton Ohio,44708. Condolences can be shared with the family online at

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7 Tributes to Mary L. Sokie

  1. Patti Becher says:

    Mary was bright, witty, and full of energy. She will be missed!

  2. Charlene says:

    Mary and I grew very close, talking many days on my deck for hours. I will miss the love and friendship we had made with each other. I will also miss her smiling face, her love for my family, and our special times together! She will be missed by many due to her kind and caring ways, and the thoughtfulness she had for her friends!

  3. Carol Shekels-Ritchey says:

    I am so very saddened to hear of Mary’s passing. We were childhood neighbors and friends and have very fond memories of her. My deepest sympathy to family and friends. May she rest in eternal peace.

  4. Nancy Rice says:

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Mary did my mother’s hair at the Inn at
    Whitewood. She was kind, patient, and always had a smile for everyone. She provided a great service for Whitewood. My deepest sympathy to your family.

  5. Greg Shetler says:

    Very sorry and saddened to hear of Mary Lu’s passing. We had many good times, back in ”76”, riding around in my Jeep and going to fairs and festivals. I will never forget Mary Lu.
    My deepest sympathy to your family.

  6. Emily Anderson says:

    God Bless you, Mary! I will miss our talks as fellow followers of Christ! For sure you are in Heaven with the LORD, and with all of the little furbabies you saved surrounding you! I will never forget you, Mary! You made a difference here on earth with the shop and everything you touched! Eternal Memory!
    Emily Anderson

  7. Ron Hoopes says:

    Mary was my beautician for the past 25 plus years. She was an amazing person and ALWAYS squeezed me in for a hair cut when I needed one. I just found out yesterday (12/27) that she had passed when I took a Christmas present into her and one of the girls told me she passed away on Halloween. My heart aches but she is in Heaven right now doing hair for all her past customers. So sorry and you have my deepest sympathy in the passing of this wonderful woman.
    Blessings and Love,

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