Autovino, Mary R.
Irondequoit/Sodus: Passed away on Friday, February 11, 2011, at the age of 90. She was predeceased by her loving husband, James P. Autovino. Mary's thoughtful actions and loving ways will be a continual guiding light for her daughter, Patricia (Roger) Pierce, Sodus, NY; grandchildren, Jennifer (Francis, PhD) Sylvester of Sand Lake, MI, Jeanne (Todd) Sandagato of Kinderhook, NY, and Adam Pierce of Sodus, NY; great-grandchildren, Anna, Francis and James Sylvester, Gianna and Emilia Sandagato; special niece Marie DiPaolo; sisters-in-law, Helen & Laura Autovino; and many nieces, nephews and friends. Mary was a long time employee of Eastman Kodak and retired from Kodak Park. She was also an active member of the Irondequoit Art Club and exhibited her paintings throughout the Rochester area. Mary had a unique appreciation for nature, and enjoyed painting scenic landscapes at Durand Eastman Park in Irondequoit. The Sodus area also inspired Mary's artwork portraying local scenery, and Lake Ontario.
Friends and family wishing to share the memory of Mary's life are invited to celebrate with the family at Norton Funeral Home, 45 West Main Street in Sodus, Tuesday, February 15th from 2-5 p.m. Mary's funeral service will be conducted Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Rochester.
The family wishes to extend special recognition and appreciation to the staff of Blossom View Nursing Home, Sodus, NY, for the love and care they gave Mary and for allowing her to feel part of the Blossom View family. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to do so may make a donation in Mary's memory to the Blossom View Nursing Home Patient Activity Fund, or the Seneca Park Zoo, 2222 St. Paul St., Rochester, NY 14621. If making a contribution please make sure to reference Mary Autovino. On-line condolences to Mary's family may be sent to: