Mary Ellen Budnella
Mary Ellen Budnella passed on Dec. 13, 2018 after an enjoyable day visiting with friends and family. She was 88 years old. She was born on Oct. 15, 1930 in Wauneta, Nebraska to James and Edna McBride.
She came to Colorado Springs in the early 1950s. She met and married John D. Budnella in 1957 and just celebrated their 61st anniversary. During the course of her marriage she was blessed with three sons and a daughter. After raising her children, she had a fulfilling career as an accountant for a local company. She was preceded in death by her infant brother, mother and father, step mother Eliza, father in-law Gino Maccarini and mother-in-law Virgina Maccarini.
Mary (Mama) is survived by her husband John (Pawpaw); her brothers Harvey (Bud) and Jerry McBride; her sisters Nancy Leroux and Jackie McBride; her children John and his wife Patty Budnella; Tony and his wife Tricia Budnella; Jim and his wife Brenda Budnella; Judy Russell; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren and three great-grandchildren on the way, several nieces and nephews.
Services to be announced at a later date.