Mary Ellen Strzepek

Mary Ellen Provasoli Strzepek died peacefully at home on Sunday September 6th 2020 in Vero Beach, FL.

Mary Ellen was a woman of faith, family, and friends, in that order. As a born again Christian, Mary Ellen’s dedication to understanding, deepening, and communicating God’s word was felt by hundreds. To meet her eyes was to gain opportunity of landing in her prayers. To spend time with her in study was to bare witness to the Spirit in action.

Mary Ellen was the biological mother to 4 sons, Greg, Dan, Glenn and Paul. She was also the surrogate “Mama Bear” to many, many more. As a single mom she saw the needs of those needing support, guidance, care, and understanding. Whether it was a place to sleep, a stern talking to when out of line, some pocket money, encouragement in passing at the store, or prayer, Mom was there, and is, for all of us. She never judged us. She simply tucked us under her wing until the storm passed.

Mary Ellen was a great friend. She was a founding member of what became the Yaya’s, a group of women, devout in their faith, that welcomed many into their fold to celebrate their connection to God, have fun, laugh, cry, and care for one another. To be Mary Ellen’s friend didn’t mean you were the same as her, many have commented that they were quite different than she was. Nonetheless, you felt her fierce and fun friendship evident as the leading edge of her being.

Mary Ellen is survived by her 4 sons, her brothers Robert and Rico, her granddaughters Elanna and Noelle, her loving partner Jack, numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews, and the hundreds of individuals she touched through faith.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations are made to the hospice care team from the Visiting Nurses Association that took such great care of Mary Ellen. The nonprofit can be reached at vnatc.org. In lieu of, the family welcomes donations to other nonprofits that serves your community.

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Buddhapalita

September 23, 2020, 3:22 pm

My deepest condolences to all the family and friends.
I had the good fortune of working with both Glenn and Paul many years ago when they were young men.
They are both a shining testament to her motherhood. She sounds like a wonderful glowing being.
May she fare well in her new journey! ❤️❤️

With love Buddhapalita

Joann Boyd

September 23, 2020, 6:35 pm

Mary Ellen had some interesting men in her life and she chose to be close to especially you, her four sons. She loved you very much and went through your trials and happy times with you. May your memories be helpful in your mourning time and beyond. There was only ONE Mary Ellen.
We know where she is and HE is well pleased.

Denise

September 24, 2020, 12:42 am

Mary Ellen was a very kind and compassionate person.
She also had a great sense of humor.
Mary Ellen welcomed me into her life and the lives of her sons.
I will always hold a special place in my heart for such a beautiful soul.❤️

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