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SCHENECTADY – Mary Jane Daversa Marinucci, 99, graciously answered the call from her Lord on Sunday, January 29, 2017, entering into the Kingdom of Heaven.
Mary was born February 26, 1917, a daughter of the late John and Olympia Nardacci Daversa. She graduated from Nott Terrace High School. Mary worked as an assembler for the General Electric Company for 28 years before retiring to care for her parents. For many years to come Mary became a caregiver for family members and friends, she took care of everyone. Mary was a volunteer at Glendale Home for years, doing what she loved most, visiting and caring for those in need. Her strong faith was evident in her daily living, a devoted servant to her Lord, family and community. She was a lifelong communicant of her beloved St. Anthony's Church.
She was predeceased by beloved husband Pierrino 'Peter' Marinucci, whom she married on September 20, 1941 until his death on December 3, 2005; her siblings, Lillian DePaula, Rose Daversa, Mario Daversa, Alexander Daversa, and Julie Taber.
Mary is survived by her siblings, Jenny (Angelo) Gardino, John (Joan) Daversa; and a sister-in-law, Mary Daversa,several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held on Saturday from the Rossi & Ditoro, 501 Union Street, at 10 am and then to St. Anthony's Church, Seward Place, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 am. Interment will follow in St. Anthony's Cemetery, Glenville.
Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the Rossi & Ditoro Funeral Home, on Friday from 5 to 7 pm.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make a memorial contribution in Mary's memory to St. Anthony's Church, 331 Seward Place, Schenectady, NY 12305.