Mary K. Filiciotto died peacefully at the age of 97 on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021. She was a resident of Country Meadows Retirement Community in Bethlehem, Pa., and was laid to rest at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne, N.Y.
Born on Aug. 27, 1923, in Meyersdale, Pa., to Ernest and Teresa Constantino, Mary moved with her family to Pleasantville, N.Y., where she attended Pleasantville High School, graduating with honors and went on to complete secretarial school in New York City.
After her marriage to Frank A. Filiciotto on Aug. 17, 1947, they resided in Pleasantville for a number of years before relocating to the adjacent hamlet of Thornwood, where she was a parishioner of Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Church.
Following her husband’s retirement as an accountant in New York City, she worked as a secretary/bookkeeper at her husband’s local business, Stark Equipment Company.
After the loss of her husband, Mary resumed secretarial work at the New Castle Police Department in Chappaqua, where she focused her skills on the administrative support of the entire department.
Upon retirement, she eventually moved to Warwick, where she soon had many friends, enjoyed travel and joined a Bridge Club. She loved her small flower garden and cared for it meticulously.
Predeceased by her husband in 1980 and her brother Anthony Constantino of Hawthorne, Mary is survived by her daughter Marianne Darling and husband Greg of Littleton, N.H., and her son Frank S. Filiciotto and his wife Mary of Riegelsville, Pa. She has five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Mary was a great cook. She enjoyed sewing, knitting and playing cards – Bridge was her favorite and she excelled at it. Mary was a very warm-hearted and generous person with a special connection to all her grandchildren. A very social person, Mary had a great sense of humor and loved being around friends and family as much as they loved being with her. She was truly the heart of her family.
There will be no services at this time due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but a future memorial service to celebrate her life and share many fond memories is being planned.