As a former commercial film producer, she worked 43 years in the advertising business. Most of those years were spent producing for her husband, Ron Castorri who was a film director/cinematographer for his company, Castorri and Company. They produced hundreds of commercials from food to cars for many advertising agencies all over the country.
When her husband was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2013, she decided to retire and devote all of her time to his care. After his death in 2014, Mary now devotes time and great efforts to raising money for Sky Foundation, for research and early detection of pancreatic cancer.