She will long be remembered for her tireless and tenacious efforts in securing pledges and contributions for the annual “Bishop’s Appeal” and more recently for her contributions that helped make the church’s new marble altar top and exterior signage a reality.
Her trip in 2009, to celebrate Mass at the Vatican and see the Pope was not only an often recounted highlight of her life but was tangible evidence that her church religious life was important and central to her being.
She was predeceased by her half-sisters, Stephanie Madebach of South Carolina, Anna Finnerty of New York City and Silvia Toth of Morris and Cooperstown.
She is survived by four nephews; two nieces and her beloved church family.
Visitation will be from 5 until 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, with a Vesper Service beginning at 6:30 p.m. at St Mary’s “Our Lady of the Lake” Roman Catholic Church in Cooperstown.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, at St. Mary’s with Father John P. Rosson, pastor and Father Andrew Cryans, con-celebrates.
Those who wish are invited to make a donation in Mary’s memory to “The Bishop’s Appeal of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany” c/o St. Mary’s Church, 31 Elm St., Cooperstown, NY 13326.
Arrangements are entrusted to Tillapaugh Funeral Service, Cooperstown.