Mary Frances (McKenzie) Fornaro, 75 of Springfield, the self-proclaimed ”Ole Goat” passed from this world to her eternal home in Glory on Friday, June 24, 2022.

She married William W. Fornaro on July 1, 1967. On July 6, 1970, they welcomed their only child, William W. Fornaro Jr into the world. As a military wife, she spent the early years of her marriage traveling. From 1973 until 1976 the family lived in Berlin, Germany, witnessing the fall of the Berlin wall.

Her life was filled with simple pleasures. She enjoyed nature and animals, always having a yard full of bird feeders, wind chimes hanging anywhere she thought they would catch the wind and a dog at her side. Mary was creative, spending hours creating treasures for those she loved.

She is survived by her son Billy Fornaro and wife Shahla, her 12-year-old grandson Milliam Fornaro, niece Jeani Buckley and nephew Brad Mckenzie and many other friends and family.

Visitation for Mary will be at 12:00 ~ 1:30 p.m. Monday, June 27, at Greenlawn Funeral Home East with a graveside service at 2:30 p.m. at Mt. Comfort Cemetery, Greene County.