Mary Elizabeth (Santo) Lee, 56, of Stratford, wife of Gary Lee, died Jan. 23, in Stratford.

Born in Bridgeport, April 7, 1959, daughter of Marion Santo and the late Andrew Santo.

She and her best friend since childhood, Beth Dattilo were the co-owners and operators of the Metro Diner, in Stratford Center, previously known as Mary & Beth's.

Besides her husband and mother, survivors include her son, Patsy Horan and his wife, Rebecca of Trumbull; two brothers, James Santo and Andrew Santo; two sisters, Joanne Santo and Anna Borisov; two grandchildren, Abigail and Hadley; her best friend, Beth and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visiting hours: Wednesday, Jan. 27, 4-8 p.m., William R. McDonald Funeral Home, 2591 Main Street, Stratford.

Memorial contributions: The American Heart Association, 5 Brookside Drive, Wallingford, CT., 06492 or Sterling House Community Center, 2283 Main St, Stratford, CT 06615.