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Mary M. (Tobin) Bird


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Bird (nee Tobin), Mary M.

Mary M. Bird (nee Tobin), long time resident of Yonkers, NY and most recently from Somers, NY died peacefully with family at her side on June 4, 2015. Mary was born on April 6, 1919 in Yonkers to the late Bridget and Edward Tobin. She graduated from Gorton High School and the Butler Business School. During her early days, she worked as a secretary at Manhattan College. In 1987, after 20 years as an executive Secretary, she retired from Carvel Corporation. On May 16, 1943 she married Leo J. Bird who was killed in action on November 27, 1943 while serving his country in World War II. She is survived by her daughter Mary Lee (Robert J.) Cotter of Somers,NY, granddaughter Deirdre C. Cotter of Newport VT, grandson Robert L. Cotter of Medford,NJ and twin great granddaughters Kaitlyn Elizabeth Cotter and Kristin Marie Cotter of Medford NJ. A loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Mary enjoyed the special pleasure of seeing and talking with the twins. She is also survived by several nieces (Veronica Courtney,Jeanne Marino and Ellen Jackson) and nephews, (John Kennedy and Michael Tobin), and several grand nieces and nephews. Four brothers Edward, John, William and James and her sister Helen Kennedy and her nephew Jack Tobin predeceased her. Mary was a devout Catholic and a faithful parishioner at Christ the King parish in Yonkers and an active member of the parish sewing circle. The family would like to thanks the doctors, nurses and staff of Mount Kisco Medical Group and the nurses, health aides and staff at Salem Hills Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for the wonderful, professional and loving care they gave Mary. Visitation will be at Whalen & Ball Funeral Home on Sunday June 7, 2015 from 3 to 7pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be at Christ the King Church on Monday June 8, 2015 at 10am Interment to follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery.

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Published in the The Journal News on June 7, 2015
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