Mary Imeri

Mary Imeri

Mary Imeri, “Mama Baris”, 68, of Waco and owner of Baris Restaurant in Waco, died Saturday, January 16, 2021 at her home surrounded by her family.

A private family graveside service was held Monday, January 18, at Oakwood Cemetery.


Place of Service: Oakwood Cemetery , 2124 S.5th St.; Waco, TX 76706

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Condolence Messages

  1. Dear Baris Family,
    I am so sorry to hear that your mother has passed. I was only a customer but loved being greeted by her when picking up food.
    B C Seely

  2. Mary’s recipes satisfied our son’s love of home-cooked Italian food during his college years. Then she and her family catered his wedding reception years later. Baris has provided the best of comfort food to our family for many years. Mary’s kind heart was a big part of the reason we kept coming back. God bless your family as you continue her legacy.
    June Campbell

  3. My deepest condolences to the family
    Of Mama Baris.
    I always enjoyed speaking with her
    About my travels to Italy.
    She will be deeply missed.

  4. Michael Nicoletti & Family

    So many memories of “Mama” and the Baris Family. Over the years, Baris was the location my Family went to after soccer games (Mama always gave our Daughter a quarter for the gum ball machine), to celebrate Birthdays, after our youngest Sons wedding, and more recently, where our new Son-in-Law met my Wife and I to ask for our Daughters hand in marriage. Mama was there for all of it and we will miss her. Heaven has gained quite a lady. Our prayers for everyone close to her and for all who knew her.

  5. Patsy&Dale Dellinger

    Mary was such a pleasant, kind lady. My family has been customer’s of Baris for 25 plus years. We will miss her .

    • Mary, u always treated me like a son, u were my mom while my mom was in Fort Worth. U gave me a place to live were memories were made with my daughters . I appreciate all the chances you gave me. You saw the good in people. Your kindness, love an smiling face will never be forgotten. Rest in peace Mary Imeri. Mary is an Angel for all who knew her.

  6. Community Healthcare of Texas

    Thank you for allowing us to take care of your loved one. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  7. Ray Bucknum, Tubes N Hoses of Waco

    Dear Baris Family , I have a long time customer for many years. I absolutely adored Mary , she was the sweetest, most precious Lady I have ever know. She will be missed dearly. I Love her and my prayers are with your family.

  8. Yolanda/Ken Cates

    My deepest condolences to all the family and many Mary Rest In Peace ☮️! She was such a lovely lady and she will be missed! May God grant you all healing and peace. I pray for your success in the future o her restaurants!

  9. I have been eating at Bari’s since the first week the Valley Mills Drive location opened. When my daughter went to North Texas State University, she frequented the Denton restaurant. She once told me that what she really missed about Bari’s there was Mary.
    May the Lord comfort your family and grant Mary eternal peace.

  10. Pauline Sisneros Martinez

    I loved MS Mary.ahe wad always so nice to me.ive been going to bar is for over 25 years.she was the first person I always saw first.she was behind the register or sitting at a table.she walked around greeted her customers like family. She will be missed.

  11. Markovic Esteves Zoran

    Deep condolences for such lost

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