KOVATS--Maria (Mady), passed away peacefully in her sleep on June 3, 2014 at DeWitt Nursing Home in New York City. Maria was predeceased by her father, Peter, her much beloved mother, Theresa, and her sister Nuschi Anna Schmidt Piper (nee Kovats). The Kovats settled in the Yorkville section of New York City after emigrating from Eastern Europe. Maria expressed a life-long avocation for the Arts, as a fine art collector. She was retired from a career at Chemical Bank. Countess Maria is survived by her grandniece Patricia Collins, who enjoyed the music and laughter of their visits together. Mass of Christian Burial, Friday June 6, 2014 at St Joseph's Church, 404 East 87th Street, NYC. Interment Calvary Cemetery, Woodside, NY. For further information please contact Krtil Funeral Home, Inc at 212-744-3084.
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Published in The New York Times on June 5, 2014