Mary Patricia Mott ESOPUS- Mary Patricia Mott, a resident of Esopus for nearly six decades, passed away peacefully and gracefully at Northern Dutchess Hospital on June 6, 2013 after a very brief illness. She was happily surrounded by all of her children and grandchildren. Mary was born in Connelly on Jan. 3, 1922. She was the daughter of the late Marie Whelan Schick and John J. Schick, Sr. Following her graduation from Kingston High School in 1940, Mary was employed by Bell Telephone in Virginia and Kingston. She was the devoted wife of Leonard W. Mott for forty years until his death in 1988. Mary and Len initially resided in Kingston and thereafter moved to Esopus in 1955 where she exuberantly resided until her death. Mary and Len raised four children. In the 1950s and 1960s Mary was very active in the St. Peter's School Mother's Club and the Cub Scouts and also a member of the Bell Telephone Pioneers. As a member of the Pioneers, Mary served as a volunteer ambassador at the 1980 Olympic Games in Lake Placid. She also served as a volunteer at the People's Place in Kingston. For more than fifty years she was a devoted and faithful communicant of the Sacred Heart Church, where she also helped coordinate many of the fundraising activities. In 1961, Mary was a planner and organizer of Esopus' 150th Anniversary festivities. Mary loved the beach, fashion, music and travel, but most of all, she loved spending time with her family. She will be sorely missed by those who knew her as she was a generous individual with an infectious smile and a special place in her heart for children and the elderly. Mary is survived by her four children: Marie Huth (Jeffrey) of Hopewell Junction, Leonard J. Mott and Michael Mott, of Esopus and Richard Mott (Carole) of Kinderhook. She is also survived by her nine grandchildren: Allison Wade (Huth) of Stamford, Conn., Megan Huth of Cambridge, Mass., Sean Mott and Christopher Mott, of Esopus, Christine L. Mott, Esq., Rebekah J. Mott, Esq. and Jennifer L. Mott of New York City, Bridgitte E. Mott, Esq. of Hartford, Conn. and Ian J. Mott of Mancos, Colo. Mary is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her husband and parents, Mary was predeceased by her sister Kathleen Murphy and brother John J. Schick Jr., Esq. Mary's family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the staff of Northern Dutchess Hospital and Thompson House for the exemplary service and treatment provided to our mother/grandmother. Arrangements are under the care of the Gilpatric-VanVliet Funeral Home, 339 Broadway, Ulster Park. The procession will form 9 a.m. Monday at the funeral home, thence to Sacred Heart Church, Esopus where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Rev. Eugene J. Grohe celebrant. Friends will be received at the funeral home from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday. Interment will follow at Ascension Cemetery, West Park. Memorial donations may be made in Mary's name to the
, Sacred Heart Church, Esopus Fire Department, Catskill Animal Sanctuary or to one's favorite charity. To send an expression of condolence visit Mary's Book of Memories: www.GVVFH.com
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Published in the Daily Freeman on June 9, 2013