1924 - 2011
Mary Cimino of Loon Lake, Wayland, NY, beloved mother, grandmother, wife, sister, aunt, and friend, born February 4, 1924 in Floral Park, NY to Catherine M. (nee Martin) and Francis X. Ednie passed away on August 26, 2011.
She served in the Women's Army Corps during and after WWII where she met her beloved Francis "Frank" Cimino. They married in 1948 and shared the joys of life and their children until his untimely passing in 1972. Mary remained loyal to Frank's memory for the rest of her life.
Throughout her life, Mary dedicated herself to her family and found time to help others as well. She was the embodiment of selflessness, devoting herself to family, friends, the needy, and her faith. In her spare time, Mary was an opera aficionado and avid sports fan, never missing a televised Yankees or Buffalo Bills game. She had an unlimited talent for crafts and cooking as well as warm storytelling.
Mary will be deeply missed. She had an unbelievable ability to make people feel welcome and loved. She was truly one in a million.
Mary is survived by six children, Marianne, Michael, Diane and her husband Jim Kelleher, Nancy, Patrick and his wife Raquel, Paul and his wife Irene, 11 grandchildren (Frank, Christopher, Leah, Matthew, Lourdes, Kara, Anthony, Sebastian, Kaylee, Connor, and Deegan), six great-grandchildren (Danielle, Carolyn, John James, Angelo, Alex, and Tyquan), one sister Jean and her husband Don Sawtelle, and the many loving nieces and nephews.
Services will be held on Tuesday, August 30th at Chas. Peter Nagel Funeral Home, 352 East 87th Street, NY, NY 10128 from 2-5pm and from 7-9pm. A funeral mass will be held at St. Joseph's Parish, 404 East 87th Street, NY, NY 10128 on Wednesday, August 31st at 10am.
Published on NYTimes.com from Aug. 29 to Aug. 30, 2011