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February 25, 1937 ~ April 11, 2023 (age 86) 86 Years Old
Mitzi Anne Hanzes of Newton Falls, passed away peacefully into eternal life at her daughter’s home in West Mifflin, PA on April 11, 2023.
She was the eldest child born on February 25th, 1937 to the late Anne (Domyanich) and Albert M. Nye of Braceville, Ohio.
Mitzi married the love of her life, Frank S. Hanzes “Buzzy” on August 4th, 1957. They enjoyed 36 years of a happy and blessed marriage together before Buzzy’s all too soon passing on January 1, 1994.
Mitzi lived her active childhood in Braceville with her parents and siblings; Diane (residing in Florida) and brother-in-law; Andrew Emmerth. Her brothers Michael and Abby proceeded her in death. She had fond memories of their outings together swimming in the local pond and horseback riding. Many of their excursions were by walking or bike riding which she always enjoyed.
She spent her adulthood happily and proudly raising her children; Matthew, Michael, Vincent, Anne-Marie (Audra daughter-in-law) and Frank (Margaret daughter-in-law) in Newton Falls. She was a regular at all her children’s sporting events and a valued member of the Congregational Church. She enjoyed working and planting vegetables in her father’s family garden “10 Acres”. She rarely said no to a trip to the Dairy Queen. She also worked part time at the Pilgrim School where children fondly called her, “Miss Mitzi”.
She was most proud of being a homemaker and a dedicated and loving mother to her children, and grandmother to 5 grandchildren: Steven, Madeline, Maggie, Veronica, and Frankie. She has one great granddaughter: Athena. She also has 3 nieces and one nephew.
She thoroughly enjoyed music, playing the piano, and singing in the school choir. She also had athletic prowess as a softball shortstop in high school and into her young adulthood. Her home was the place for all the neighborhood kids to congregate and play. She was always welcoming and encouraging to her children and their friends. Her homemade potato salad was always a hit at every family function.
Mitzi requested any donations be made to your local Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Anne-Marie and Audra are truly thankful for Advanced Home Health’s hospice services. Their care and compassion were always appreciated.
Arrangements for cremation were entrusted to Edward P. Kanai Funeral Home; 500 Greenfield Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15207.