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MANSFIELD: Mary Gerrity, age 93, passed away Thursday, January 17, 2013 at Winchester Terrace Nursing Home. Born January 29, 1919 in Puerto Rico, she was the daughter of the late Juan and Rita (Diaz) Garcia.
Mary was a homemaker and devoted Catholic, living most of her life in New York and Florida, moving to Mansfield ten years ago. She loved baseball-especially the Atlanta Braves. Mary also was an accomplished seamstress, making many of her own clothes.
She is survived by two brothers, Jose Garcia of Puerto Rico and Obdulio Garcia of NY; a sister, Manuela Garcia of NY; two nieces, Eva Negroni of Bronx, NY and Gloria Burgos of New Haven, CT; a nephew, Edwin Negroni of Bronx, NY; a great-nephew, Robert (Cindy) Figueroa of Mansfield; and a great-great niece, Ariel Figueroa of Mansfield. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas James Gerrity; son, Thomas James Gerrity, Jr.; and several brothers and sisters.
There will be no services at this time. Burial will be in Long Island National Cemetery at a later date. Wappner Funeral Directors is privileged to serve the family of Mrs. Gerrity.
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Published in the News Journal on Jan. 20, 2013