Virgin Mary

Mary Madeline (Luiz) Imberi

October 29, 1945 ~ September 16, 2021 (age 75)


Loving wife, caring mother and grandmother, trusted sister, and loyal friend, Mary Madeline Imberi was born in Merced, California, on October 29, 1945, to the late John Furtado Luiz and Elsie Brista Luiz.   Surrounded by her family and priest, Fr. Rod Craig, and in the loving arms of God, she passed away on September 16, 2021.

Mary was raised on the Luiz Brothers Dairy and attended Weaver Elementary School, Merced High, and Merced College, from which she received her A.A degree.  She was well-known in Merced as the legal secretary for Merced’s top attorneys.

In the early 1970’s, Mary met and married the love of her life, Marcus Imberi.  Together they lived life to the fullest, enjoying Elvis concerts and fancy restaurants.  She also loved travelling to the coast and its art shows with the other loves of her life, daughter Marlo and granddaughter Kirsten.

Mary’s greatest love was for her family, and she was adored by all of them.   Her family included the people to whom she was related, and the many close friends she made throughout her life.

In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Marcus “Mark” Imberi and her brother, John J. “Sonny” Luiz.

She is survived by her daughter, Marlo Diaz-Haupt (fiancé, Art Davis); granddaughter, Kirsten Haupt; sister, Carmel Luiz; nephew, Tony Luiz (Elizabeth); great nephew, Jonathan J. Luiz and great niece, Layla Rose Luiz…

In lieu of flowers, her family requests donations may be made to the Animal Compassion Team of California at:

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Recitation of the Rosary
September 24, 2021

7:00 PM
Our Lady of Mercy Church 459 W. 21st St. Merced California, Calvary Cemetery 260 W. Childs Ave

Mass of Christian Burial
September 25, 2021

3:00 PM
Our Lady of Mercy Church 459 W. 21st St. Merced California, Calvary Cemetery 260 W. Childs Ave

Private Interment

Calvary Cemetery
260 West Childs Ave.
Merced, CA 95340


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