Mary loved people and was loved by everyone who knew her. Another one of Mary’s passions was baking. Her Italian cookies were the best and her ladyfinger cookies became locally famous as a blue-ribbon winner at the New York State Fair two years in a row. She baked for many special events including her grandchildren’s and friends’ children’s weddings. Mary was an avid golfer and achieved three holes in one.
She was a long-time member of the St. Therese Society of Our Lady of Pompei Church, and an Auxiliary Board Member of St. Joseph’s Hospital.
Mary was predeceased by her son Joseph J. Prince III in 2004, her husband Joseph in 2017, two brothers, Nicholas who passed away during WW II, Peter, and sister Nina Prince. Interestingly, Nina had the same last name as Mary because two sisters married two brothers and lived in a two-family house where they raised their children together.
Mary is survived by her daughters, Michele (Paul) Kloc of Fayetteville, Mary Therese (Rick) Ciotti of Baldwinsville, Loretta (David) Buck of O'Fallon, MO along with 14 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and expecting a great-great grandchild in 2024. She also has several surviving nieces and nephews.
We would like to thank Hospice of CNY for the wonderful care during these last few months along with her very close family and friends who made visits to her weekly.
A funeral mass will be held on Thursday, November 16th at 11am at the Church of Our Lady of Pompei/St. Peter.
Prior to the services there will be calling hours from 9 to 11am at the church. Burial will be private at Assumption Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to Hospice of CNY, 990 7th North St., Liverpool, NY 13088 or Our Lady of Pompei/St. Peter, 301 Ash St. Syracuse, NY 13208.
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