Meet the Family
Mary’s has proudly called itself a family-owned-and-operated business since 1959. Through four generations, we have passed down our most valued traditions of family, community and Mary’s made-from-scratch recipes to create restaurant dining experiences that feel like home.
Mary Fazio was born and raised in New York City to immigrant parents. Her father, originally from Ischia, Italy, taught Mary how to cook. In 1959, armed with her father’s recipes, she opened the original Shack with only $700 and her own kitchen pots and pans. Mary created a warm and cozy place where friends and family gathered to enjoy her home-cooked meals. Today, her legacy lives on through the third generation of her family.
Retired, Mary's Son
Before Mary opened the Shack, Toto worked repairing boats in the navy shipyard in San Francisco. Part Mary’s motivation to open the Shack (besides sharing her food with family and friends) was to create a job for her son so he wouldn’t have to commute to San Francisco every day. Within a year of opening, Toto had joined his mother at the Shack, and went on to expand the family business to 17 locations before retiring in 2000. Little known fact: Toto doesn’t like cheese! His favorite meal is the Napoletana pizza with anchovies and garlic but, you guessed it – no cheese!
Terri & Cully Williamson
Owners, Santa Rosa Summerfield & Marlow Rd. Locations
Nanette Albano-Lane & Bruce Lane
Owners, Boyes Hot Springs & Windsor Locations
Bruce was the IT Director at Mary’s for almost 20 years and an active part of the Mary’s Senior Management. Nanette is Mary’s first grandchild. She spent her childhood in the original Shack learning how to roll dough from her father, Toto Albano, before being promoted to a server. For years, she now managed Mary’s Design & Decor for all Mary’s locations—and now brings all of her experience and creativity to our Boyes Hot Springs and Windsor locations.
Marie Albano-Dito & Vince Dito
Owners, Sonoma Plaza & Petaluma
Marie is Mary’s granddaughter and started working at the original Shack when she was 10 years old. She folded boxes, bussed tables and washed dishes. Recently, Marie for many years helped manage marketing and community engagement before becoming the owner alongside her husband of the Sonoma Plaza and Petaluma location. Vince Dito brings decades of food development experience, having served as Mary’s Food & Beverage Director.
Jonnie & Chase Williamson
Owners, Rohnert Park
Chase is Terri & Cully’s son, who together with Jonnie, are owners of the Rohnert Park location. No strangers to hospitality and local legacies, Jonnie & Chase opened Steele & Hopps Public House along with Terri & Cully in July of 2016. Jonnie’s focus is managing restaurant operations at Rohnert Park, and Chase serves as Community Support, working with programs such as SoCo Job Links and other local organizations that center on bringing equity and access for our unhoused neighbors in the area.
Our Extended Family
Kyle & Jen Reese
Owners, Mary's Pizza Shack Vacaville & Fairfield
Kyle started in February of 1995 as a Pizza Maker. Within months, he moved into a management position, working his way up to General Manager in 2000. After years of training and developing managers, Kyle became a Regional Manager in 2012, until he became owner of the Mary’s Pizza Shack in Vacaville in September of 2022 and Fairfield in February of 2023.