Born in Shenandoah, PA, later moving to Syracuse after graduation and meeting her husband Robert of 58 years. They ventured to California and then headed back east in 1963 with Mary loving her Skaneateles Falls Home.
They raised their 4 children there for 25 years. Mary was known for her expertise in the kitchen, offering a meal anyone who should come in the door. She could perfect any Polish meal and Sunday meals after church were special!
Mary loved to travel, wintered in Florida, played Bingo, visited the casinos, and just visit with family. She would help and assist with any stray, or hurt animal or human in her path! She was always noted for her bright smile.
Predeceased by her husband Robert Dobies, mother Helen Wardigo and sister Catherine Guers.
Mary is survived by her 4 children; John (Sue) Dobies, Donna (Paul) Ashbarry, Gary Dobies (Tina Bower), Christina (Gene) Gray. 7 Grandchildren: Shane Dobies, (Elise Porreca), Jordan (Caroline) Dobies, Trevor Dobies (Erika Holland), Chad Gray, Connor Gray (Morgan), Tori Dobies. Great-Grandchildren: Jianni Dobies, Mason Gray, Thomas Dobies and nieces and nephews.
As per her wishes services are private. Mary will be buried next to her husband Robert in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Skaneateles.
In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the Matthews House 43 Metcalf Drive, Auburn, NY 13021.
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