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Mary Ippolito-Alcuran Obituary

LANCASTER, CA – Mary Rachell Ippolito-Alcuran, age 49, passed away peacefully in her sleep on the morning of Sunday, September 23, 2018 with her children and her dog by her side after a long, hard battle with cancer. Mary was born on October 17, 1968 in Omaha, Nebraska to Francisco “Frank” and Georgiana Alcuran. She is a 1986 graduate and student athlete of Paraclete High School and also a graduate of Antelope Valley Community College. Mary started working at McDonalds, and worked at Enterprise Car Sales as a Finance Manager and then began working for the Palmdale School District in 2002 changing the lives of special needs students. Mary had a zest for life like none other and possessed a never ending energy that enabled her to maintain a job, coach her children’s sports teams, referee basketball, volleyball, and umpire softball for elementary school all the way up to the collegiate level. She had an uncanny ability to teach people how to appreciate the little things in life like spending time with family and friends, and traveling with loved ones just to make new memories with her favorite people. Mary came into this world a ray of light and always put her family, friends, and students first no matter what. She loved big and truly lived her life with no regrets. She is survived by her children Sarah and David; her granddaughter Charlotte; her siblings Sonny, Matthew, Leticia, and Jeffrey; her best friend and roommate Janet; her sisters in law, brothers-in-law, and daughter-in-law; nieces, nephews, and cousins; and many other family members and friends. The family would also like to express gratitude to ProCare hospice for their wonderful help and care. Please join us in celebrating Mary’s life: The viewing will be this Friday September 28 from 4pm to 8pm at Joshua Memorial Park and Mortuary 808 E. Lancaster Blvd, Lancaster. Church services will take place Wednesday, October 17 at 11am at St. Mary’s Catholic Church 1600 E Ave R-4 in Palmdale.