Mary Gagliano Obituary

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In Memory of

Mary L. Gagliano

April 23, 1923 - May 6, 2013
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Mary Louise Gagliano, 90, entered into eternal peace after a long battle with dementia on Monday, May 6, 2013 at the New York State Veteran's Home in Oxford, New York. Mary was born on April 23, 1923, in Shady, New York, the daughter of Mabel and Joseph Pecora. Her family moved to Brooklyn, New York, where she grew up. She attended Booty Junior High School and Lafayette High School. Due to the Great Depression, she left high school in her junior year to help her parents support the family. She earned her GED at age 40, she was very proud of that. She met the love of her life, Frank Gagliano, at when she was 16. They married on...
Mary Louise Gagliano, 90, entered into eternal peace after a long battle with dementia on Monday, May 6, 2013 at the New York State Veteran's Home in Oxford, New York.

Mary was born on April 23, 1923, in Shady, New York, the daughter of Mabel and Joseph Pecora.

Her family moved to Brooklyn, New York, where she grew up. She attended Booty Junior High School and Lafayette High School. Due to the Great Depression, she left high school in her junior year to help her parents support the family. She earned her GED at age 40, she was very proud of that.

She met the love of her life, Frank Gagliano, at when she was 16. They married on December 11, 1943, during a week long furlough from the United States Army-Air Corp., at the Our Most Precious Blood Roman Catholic Church in Brooklyn. Frank then went over seas. During World War II, Mary worked at a plant where she sighted in the sights used on bombs. She also worked nights part time for the United States Post Office in Brooklyn as a mail sorter.

After the War, she became a house wife for the rest of her life and a care giver to her extended family. She was proud of that title. We are grateful for all that she did. We love you Mom, Grandma, and Aunt Chickie.

Her life was well spent doing what she loved most, taking care of family. She will always be remembered for her sense of style, love of old movies, and unconditional love for all.

She was a member of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Oneonta since moving here from East Islip, New York in 1975.

She is survived by her only child, Barbara Ann, and son-in-law Fred Enck of Otego; her grandsons, Bruce Enck and his wife, Kelly of Hancock, Wisconsin, Brian Enck and his wife, Adina of Unadilla, and Barrett Enck and his wife, Nicole of Baldwinsville, New York; eight great grandchildren, Brandon Enck and his wife, LiQuan of Schaumburg, Illinois, Kaitlin Enck and Bridger Enck of Hancock, Wisconsin, Aubrey and Teagan Enck of Unadilla, Elizabeth, Amelia, and Charles "Charlie" Ro of Baldwinsville.

She also leaves behind her beloved nieces, Ann Keach and her husband, Stan of Marietta, Ohio, Linda Crowley and her husband, William of Cape Coral, Florida, and Sandra Vaquerizo and her husband, Juan of Orlando, Florida and several great nieces and nephews and their families.

Mary was predeceased by her parents; her husband Frank; her siblings, Jody Kelly, and her husband Lee, Louise Pecora, William Pecora, and Ann Eldred and her beloved nieces, Kim Louise Kelly and Denise.

We would like to say a special thank you to the staff of Hawthorne Cottage, at the NYS Veteran's Home, for all of the gentle care given to Mary over the 6 years that she lived there.

As Mary requested, there will be no public calling hours. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:15am on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at St. Mary's Church, 39 Walnut Street, Oneonta, with the Rev. Ben Ampong, officiating. Interment will immediately follow in the Evergreen Cemetery, Otego.

Please do not send flowers, we will be planting a tree in her memory at her home in Otego at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations made in Mary's memory to the Otego Emergency Squad, 5 River Street, P.O. Box 467, Otego, NY 13825; Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care, 1 Birchwood Drive, Oneonta, NY 13820; or to the , 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105, would be greatly appreciated.

To light a candle or to send an online condolence to the family, please visit the funeral home's website: www.bookhoutfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements are by the Bookhout Funeral Home, Otego.

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