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Mary Lou Lodi Barile, 78, of Savannah, Georgia, wife of Andrew “Andy” John Barile, died Thursday morning, December 17, 2020, at Hospice Savannah.

Born in Bronx, New York, she was a daughter of the late George Lodi and the late Mary Lodi.

Mary Lou graduated from St. Catherine’s Academy and Catherine Gibbs’ School of Business in New York City. She will be remembered for the love of her children, traveling, tennis, dogs, or throwing fabulous cocktail parties. Wherever she lived, she was known as the “social butterfly.”

Her athletic prowess made her captain of the tennis league while residing in San Diego, CA. Her happiest memories were spent with her family in Jupiter, FL. For Mary Lou, any holiday was an opportunity for adventure; her most famous phrase was “Have bags, will travel.” She will always be remembered for her warm smile, candid laughter, and outgoing nature.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you donate to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Savannah, GA, where the staff worked tirelessly to ensure her comfort, or to your local animal shelter in remembrance of her love of pets.

Survivors include her husband, Andy; children, Cristina and Andrew, and a brother, George.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Gamble Funeral Service – 410 Stephenson Avenue.

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  1. June Hoffman says:

    I am so sorry and shocked to read about Mary Lou. You have my deepest sympathy. Hope the rest of you are faring well. Take care.

  2. Helga Trachinger says:

    Dear Andy, Cristina, Andrew and family,
    condolences from your San Diego friends.
    What a shock to realize Mary Lou is not with us any longer. In my mind, she’ll always swing her tennis racket as captain of the Rancho Valencia B-team in our vibrant younger years. Be of stout heart in this sorrowful time.

  3. Claire st james says:

    I am so sorry for your loss
    It breaks my heart
    I have so many memories with Marylou catering events in Fairbanks
    she was such a pleasure to work with so full of life so happy
    she loved her family her kids so much
    the world lost a beautiful soul

  4. Amanda L Dillward says:

    To the family of my dear sweet Mary Lou …
    I’m send my condolences and my prayers
    She’s going to be missed by many ……
    Her smile will be forever in my memories

  5. Jeffrey Vogel says:

    Hello. I am sorry for you loss. My mother Joan Shortoff Vogel was May Lou’s first cousin. Joan was the daughter of Rose Cancro, and Michael Shortoff. Joan died in 1993 at age 61. Teresa Tessy Babe Cancro Graziano was my Godmother and Rose’s sister. I think I met Mary Lou as a child at the house in Williamsbridge Road in the Bronx.
    Jeff Vogel

  6. kim murphy says:

    I was a nanny for Mary Lou’s and Andy’s children when they were very young. I have thought of her often over the years and was sorry to hear of her passing. My thoughts to the family

  7. Paul Maffei says:

    I grew up with Mary Lou in the Bronx. We were kids together. My sister Joan and I would play various games under a tree in front of Mary Lou’s parents’ and grandparents’ house on Williamsbridge Road.. It’s nice to recall those times quite a long time ago. I will always remember Mary Lou. My condolences to her family.

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