Born in 1941, she was the daughter of the late Lee and Rita McGann. Mary grew up in Water Mill, NY, and graduated from St. Josephs School of Nursing in 1962. Mary and her husband John settled in Skaneateles to raise their family in 1971. She worked as a nurse for 35 years, including many years in the Syracuse area. Mary was an active member of the James Joyce Club of Syracuse, and both the Lemoyne class of 1962 women's group and the St. Josephs class of 1962 nursing club. She also had an avid interest in Irish genealogy and literature.
Mary is survived by her husband of 53 years John Hosford; her children John (Ellen Bahr) Hosford of Alfred, Elizabeth Hosford of New York City, Matthew (Laura) Hosford of Delmar; her grandchildren Merrick Hosford and Phoebe Hosford of Delmar as well as by her siblings Paul (Jane) McGann, Anthony (Diane) McGann, Sheila McGann, Vincent McGann, and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother John McGann.
A private service and burial will be held at the Lake View Cemetery in Skaneateles.
The family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to the nurses and staff of the Hospice of the Finger Lakes, and the volunteers and staff at Matthew House, for making Mary's final days peaceful, comfortable and full of dignity.
Those wishing to make a donation in Mary's name may consider doing so with Matthew House, 43 Metcalf Drive, Auburn, NY 13021, or with the Hospice of the Finger Lakes, 1130 Corporate Drive, Auburn, NY 13021.
Online condolences may be left at www.robertdgrayfuneralhome.com