Mary Agnes Briscar
8/1/18 - 9/22/07


Mary A. Briscar    
MARY A. "AGGIE" BRISCAR, age 89, (nee Stoots) Beloved wife of Vincent (deceased); loving mother of Richard (Rosanna), Mary Ellen (Larry) Isom, Kathryn (David) Streets, Donald (Sandra), Judy (John) Manning; Baba of 16; great grandmother of 12; sister of John, Catherine Michalls, Dorothy Hurst and the following deceased: James, William, Joseph and Elizabeth Gajdosik; aunt and great aunt of many. Friends received ZELE FUNERAL HOME, 452 E. 152 ST. TUESDAY, 2-4 AND 7-9 P.M., where services will be held Wednesday at 10:15 A.M., and at St. Mary Church (Holmes Ave.) at 11:00 A.M. Interment All Souls Cemetery.

Published in The Plain Dealer from 9/24/2007 - 9/25/2007.

Our beautiful mother

Curt & Maureen's wedding reception 7-1-2005

At home in Lemont

Dad & Mom at home

At the Lemont house

More to come.  Check back daily.


Tributes from the online guest book

Recent Christmas photos submitted by Maureen Briscar

Photos taken after the funeral service submitted by Maureen Briscar

Read Judi Isom's tribute to her grandmother

Scriptural readings at the funeral mass

Mother's pride and joy






Guest Book for

Mary A. Briscar


   September 26, 2007
Our deepest sympathy & condolences to you, your family, & Aggie's friends. May Our Lord grant her eternal happiness in His heavenly home.
Dennis, Lynda, Lisa, & Connor
   Dennis Franko (Apopka, FL)

   September 25, 2007
Dear Kathy and Family my deepest sympathy and hoping that it helps to know the loss you're feeling now is a loss that many other hearts are sharing with you , may god be with you all.
   jerry bocian (willowick, OH)

   September 25, 2007
Richard and Family I am so sorry for your lost. She was such a wonderful woman and I was very glad to have known her.

May Our Lord welcome her, and may she rest in peace with your father.


You all are in our thoughts and prayers.
   Sandra (Martel) Dent (Severn, MD)

   September 24, 2007
Dear Dick, Cookie, Kathy, Judy, Don and all of your familes, We're so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. I knew her all of my life. Aggie was my 2nd Mother when I was growing up. I'll always remember what a wonderful person she was. I always thought it was so sweet when I would see her and Vince holding hands when they went out together. They are finally together again. God bless all of you.
   Bill & Linda (Telban) Asher (Orlando, FL)

   September 24, 2007
So sorry to hear of your loss. Our sympathies to the entire family. I have many wonderful memories of our times together at St Vitus and with the Ladies Aux. A lovely lady who will be missed.
   Patty Nousak White (Geneva, OH)

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Recent Christmas Photos

Everyone has to wear a hat!

Passing out the Christmas gifts

Waiting in anticipation....

wondering what this gift is...

Excited as she sees her new TV set.

Is this a happy face?

OK, now let's eat.

Watching the fun
Baba with great granddaughters Samantha and Emily Briscar, Daughters of Curt and Maureen (Isabella) Briscar.
Samantha, Emily and Baba

Baba with great granddaughter Rachel Isabella, daughter of Maureen (Isabella) Briscar.
Baba and Rachel

Top - Richard & Rosanna Briscar, Robert Martel, Baba, Mary Ellen Isom - On sofa, Curt Briscar, Nancy Martel, Emily Briscar, Tyler Briscar, Samantha Briscar, Grandma Nicoletti - On floor, Jonathan Briscar, Lyndsey Briscar, Rachel Isabella, Larry Isom -  and Maureen Isabella took the picture.
Christmas at Richard and Rosanna's house


Photos Taken After The Funeral Service


Bob Martel, Husband of Nancy (Briscar) Martel
Grandson Curt Briscar and Elias Okorn, Mary Okorn's son.  Mary is the daughter of Kathryn (Briscar) Streets and Baba's granddaughter.
Curt and new nephew Elias
Grandson Curt Briscar and nephew Elias Okorn.  Elias was Baba's newest great grandson.
Curt and Elias
Granddaughter Debi Isom and nephew Elias Okorn. Debi is the daughter of Larry and Mary Ellen (Briscar) Isom
Debbie and Elias
Great Granddaughter Emily Briscar, daughter of Curt and Maureen (Isabella) Briscar
Grandson James Isom and Becki (Fischlin) Isom.  James is the son of Larry and Mary Ellen (Briscar) Isom.
Becky and James
Granddaughter Judi Isom (right) and boyfriend Bob Batian.  Judi is the daughter of Larry and Mary Ellen (Briscar) Isom.
Bob and Judi
Great Granddaughter Lindsey Briscar, daughter of Curt Briscar and granddaughter of Richard and Rosanna (Nicoletti) Briscar
Great Grandson Tyler Briscar, son of Curt Briscar, grandson of Richard and Rosanna (Nicoletti) Briscar
Grandson Nathan Okorn, Son of Alan Okorn and Kathryn (Briscar) Streets.
Oscar Isom.  This is Judi's dog, but Larry watches Oscar almost every day.  Hence - Larry's dog, Oscar.
Larry's dog, Oscar
Great Granddaughter Rachel Isabella, daughter of Maureen (Isabella) Briscar

Grandson Ryan Okorn, son of Alan Okorn and Kathryn (Briscar) Streets
Baba's Daughter-In-Law Sandra (McCullers) Briscar, wife of son Donald Briscar




Judi Isom read this tribute to her grandmother at the funeral mass



Niece Dena Creighton and Granddaughter Debra Isom offered the following readings at Mass.
The first reading - Dina Creighton

Wis. 3:1-9


A reading from the book of Wisdom

The souls of the just are in the hand of God,
and no torment shall touch them.
They seemed, in the view of the foolish, to be dead;
and their passing away was thought an affliction
and their going forth from us, utter destruction.
But they are in peace.
For if before men, indeed, they be punished,
yet is their hope full of immortality;
Chastised a little, they shall be greatly blessed,
because God tried them
and found them worthy of himself.
As gold in the furnace, he proved them,
and as sacrificial offerings he took them to himself.
In the time of their visitation they shall shine,
and shall dart about as sparks through stubble;
The shall judge nations and rule over peoples,
and the Lord shall be their King forever.
Those who trust in him shall understand truth,
and the faithful shall abide with him in love;
Because grace and mercy are with his holy ones,
and his care is with his elect. 

This is the Word of the Lord.


The second Reading - Debra Isom

A reading from the book of Revelation
Rev. 21:1-5, 6-7

There will be no more death

I, John, saw new heavens and a new earth.  The former heavens and the former earth had passed away, and the sea was no longer.  I also saw a new Jerusalem, the holy city, coming down out of heaven from God, beautiful as a bride prepared to meet her husband.  I heard a loud voice from the throne cry out: ďThis is Godís dwelling among men.  He shall dwell with them and they shall be his people and he shall be their God who is always with them.  He shall wipe every tear from their eyes, and there shall be no more death or mourning, crying out or pain, for the former world has passed away.Ē

The One who sat on the throne said to me, ďSee, I make all things new! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End.  To anyone who thirsts I will give to drink without cost from the spring of life-giving water.  He who wins the victory shall inherit these gifts; I will be his God and he shall be my son.Ē

 This is the Word of the Lord. 




Mother's pride and joy

As Motherís oldest child, I would have to say that I had gotten to know her very well.  I know what she liked and what she didnít like. What she didnít like is no longer important. What Mother liked was important. 

Mother Liked: 

Dad -  Oh, did she love Dad. 

Mother Liked: 

Detective Magazines, The Foresters, The CWV, The 250 Club, Dave Telbanís band, Joe Okornís band, The polka bands that played at St. Vitus and the Slovenian Audutorium, The farm she lived on as a child, Fishing with Dad, Jokes, Sunday family dinner, Playing cards, Her ďstoreĒ at Euclid Beach Villa, Turquoise jewelery, Sewing, Police radio, Kmart, Wal-Mart, Vacations at Catawba , The Youghiogheny River, Holidays, Family celebrations, Cheesecake, Telling stories, Reading, Wallpapering, Arts and Crafts, and much more. 

But there was something Mother treasured more than anything Ė her Pride and Joy:

 Her Grandchildren 

















 A photograph of each grandchild held a place of honor on Motherís wall.  Each grandchild bought joy to her heart.  Each one was special. Each one has become successful in lifeís journey.  Some have had to overcome insurmountable obstacles in their lives, but in part, because of Motherís undying inspiration, they have succeeded.  They have made our Mother proud! 

Let us not forget the spouses of the grandchildren, all of whom she loved so much Ė Bob, Maureen, Dave, Mary, Sandy, Becki, and Josh. 

Several of the grandchildren started families of their own, and brought new joy into Motherís heart in the form of her Great Grandchildren: 













 Motherís refrigerator had become a place of honor, adorned with photographs of the great grandchildren.  Not much room left on the walls, their photographs were everywhere.  Mother never forgot a birthday, making sure each of the children received his or her ten dollar check in a card that, in true Baba fashion, was not always a birthday card.  But she always remembered, and each child still has at least one of Motherís two-dollar bills.   

She has given much.  And now we have given her back to the Lord.