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Obituaries

June 5, 2014

Mary Margaret (Buckley) Cosenza

Mary Margaret (Buckley) Cosenza

May 23, 1934-June 3, 2014

ANDES — It is with great sadness the family of Mary Margaret (Buckley) Cosenza shares the news of her passing on June 3, 2014.

Mary was the loving wife of Anthony Cosenza for almost 58 years, and he will miss her greatly. Their children, Elizabeth and William Brosi, Anthony Cosenza and Tatyana Meshcheryakov and Susan and Michael Poggio will remember her as the best Mom ever. Grandma Mary will be sadly missed by her grandchildren, William and Megan Brosi, Michael and Marin Poggio and Chloe and Ashley Cosenza, but they will always cherish funny Grandma Mary stories. Mary is survived by two brothers, Michael Buckley and Patrick Buckley and his wife, Norma; brother-in-law, Ralph and Moira Cosenza; sister-in-law, Roseanna Cosenza; and many nieces, nephews and cousins and their families.

Mary was born in the Bronx, to Katherine O’Sullivan and Patrick Buckley.

She was predeceased by her sister, Kathleen; and brother, Timothy.

She lived for 30 years in Highland Mills, and moved to Andes in 1998. Mary worked for Blue Cross-Blue Shield in NYC, the Monroe-Woodbury School District, the Duck Cedar Inn, but her most cherished position was a stay-at-home Mom for her three children.

She enjoyed spending her winters in Myrtle Beach surrounded by family and friends. She enjoyed baking, bingo, reading and watching cooking shows. She was a good sport by tolerating yearly camping family trips, but always enjoyed being with her husband, children and grandchildren and many of their friends.

She will be remembered by her family as the bravest woman ever.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mary’s name to: Crohn’s & Colitus Foundation of America, 386 Park Avenue South, 17th Floor, New York, NY 10016-8804, (800) 932-2423, www.CCFA.ORG.

Friends are invited to greet the family from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, June 8, 2014, at the MacArthur Funeral Home, Delhi.

A funeral Mass will take place at 10 a.m. Monday, June 9, 2014, at Sacred Heart Church, Margaretville, with Fr. Steven Scarmozzino, celebrant.

Burial will take place at the convenience of the family.

Those who wish to share condolences or a special memory may do so online at www.macarthurfh.com.

Arrangements are with the MacArthur Funeral Home, Delhi.

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