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Mary Ellen FitzGibbons

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Mary Ellen

Rochester: Passed away on January 1, 2013 at the age 76, after a long illness. She was surrounded by her four daughters, whom she called her treasures. She was predeceased by her loving husband Joseph, parents, John and Florence Glynn, her brother Jack, and her brother-in-law Mark FitzGibbons.

She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Ellen Nugent, Anne and Tom Pasko, Kathleen and Randy Harris, Beth and Ron Cedruly; her 12 grandchildren, Kae, Erin and Juliette Nugent, Tom, Joe and Danny Pasko, Amanda Colf (Jason), Ashley, Megan and Makaela Harris, Zach and Sarah Cedruly; 5 great-grandchildren; her sister Barbara Jordan, her brother-in-law John David FitzGibbons and her sister-in-law Marguerite Gottstein; many nieces, nephews and dear friends.

Mary Ellen graduated with a B.A. and an M.S. from Marywood College, in librarianship. Mary Ellen truly lived as God's servant. She worked for 10 years at Christ the King church as the Religious Education Coordinator and over 10 years at the Catholic Diocese of Rochester, Pastoral Office. Mary Ellen was a covenanted Associate of the Sisters of Mercy. She was a devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend. Mary Ellen made everyone around her feel, truly cared for and loved. Her kind spirit, wonderful laugh, warm smile and gentle voice will be missed terribly, but remembered by all.

Mary Ellen's family would like to thank the Jewish Home of Rochester, Lifetime Care and the Visiting Nurse Service for their tender care of our dear mother.

Mary Ellen's visitation will be held Friday, January 4th, 2-4 & 7-9 P.M. at Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home, Greece Chapel, 1075 Long Pond Road. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, January 5th, 9:30 A.M. at Holy Cross Church, 4492 Lake Avenue, Rochester, NY 14612. Interment in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery will be held privately. In her memory, donations can be made to the Mercy Prayer Center in care of the Sisters of Mercy, 1437 Blossom Road, Rochester, New York 14610.

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Published in Rochester Democrat And Chronicle from Jan. 3 to Jan. 4, 2013
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