Aswad, Mary E.
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Greene: Mary E. Aswad, 85, of Greene, passed away on Wednesday, August 22, 2012, at the New York State Veterans' Home in Oxford after a courageous battle with cancer. Mary was predeceased by her son-in-law, Al Smith. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Charles E. Aswad; her loving children, Michael (Sharon) Aswad, Lu-Anne Fridley (Brian Kellett), Mark (Rebecca) Aswad, Bonnie (James) Norton, Theresa Smith, Thomas (Brenda) Aswad; 23 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Mary was a longtime member of the Immaculate Conception Church, Greene, where she served on the Altar Rosary Society, prayer chain and social committee. She was a recipient of Women of the Year Award for the Port Dickinson Community Association having served on many volunteer activities. A Funeral Mass will be offered 10:00 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Conception Church, Greene. Burial will be in Sylvan Lawn Cemetery, Greene. Friends of the family may call Friday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Root Funeral Home, 23 N. Chenango Street, Greene, NY 13778.The family would like to give a special thank you for the care given by all the NYS Veterans' Home staff and especially to the Spruce Neighborhood staff who became close family during Mary's stay. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to NYS Veterans' Home, 4207 State Hwy 220, Oxford, NY 13830 or the Immaculate Conception Church Building Fund, Coventry Road, Greene, NY 13778. Condolences may be sent to www.rootfh.
Published in Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin from Aug. 23 to Aug. 24, 2012