Mary Lee Setzer

Obituary of Mary Lee Setzer

Mary Lee Setzer, 92, died peacefully at Hospice House, on Feb 2, 2022.

Mary Lee had been a resident of St Pete since 1951 when she and her late husband, Bob, moved here from Greenwich CT on the completion of his graduate work. Her family was the focal point of her time and energy, but she also found time to volunteer at her children’s schools, the former International Museum, and various activities at St Peter’s Cathedral where her late husband was Organist/Choirmaster. Mary Lee was also an avid tennis player, playing for different tennis clubs, but most especially the tennis club at Bartlett Park. She and her late husband were also charter members of the Florida Philharmonic, later to become The Florida Orchestra.


Mary Lee was born in Pittsfield, MA, to Charles B & Mary B. Aycrigg. She also had two brothers. The family moved from Pittsfield to Winter Park in 1941. She attended Rollins College where she met her husband who was also Organist/Choirmaster of her family’s parish church, All Saints.


Mary Lee was predeceased by her husband, Robert D Setzer, her son, Robert A Setzer, and her two brothers. She is survived by her daughter, Mari Reive, 2 grandchildren, Patrick Reive, Tampa, and Dr Samantha (Nic) Holland of Manchester, UK, and one great grandchild, Caroline Holland, also of Manchester.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to The Florida Orchestra in her memory.


Funeral Service

11:00 am
Friday, February 11, 2022
The Cathedral Church of St. Peter
140 4th St. N.
St. Petersburg, Florida, United States


2:00 pm
Friday, February 11, 2022
Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park
2853 Sunset Point Rd
Clearwater, Florida, United States
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