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Mary E. Rizzo
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Mrs. Mary E. (Gozy) Rizzo, 89, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 18, 2018, at the Katherine Luther Home.

Mary was born in Utica on December 1, 1928, a daughter of the late Abraham Sr. and Helen (Joseph) Gozy. She was educated in local schools. On June 13, 1953, she was joined in marriage to James J. Rizzo. The couple lived and raised their daughter in Utica and they shared over thirty seven loving years, until James passed away on December 30, 1990. Mrs. Rizzo was employed at Faxton Hospital in the housekeeping department for many years.

She is survived by her grandson, Thomas Abounader, of Whitesboro and her granddaughter, Amanda Southern and her husband Craig of OK; great grandchildren, Rylee Southern and Sophia Abounader; one sister Elizabeth Goddard; a sister-in-law Nancy Gozy; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her daughter, Carol Ann Pantry, who was always close to her heart, three sisters, Doris Bartlett, Sadie Gozy, and Myra Gozy; three brothers, Abraham Gozy, Jr., John Gozy and Joseph Gozy.

A woman of deep faith, relatives and friends are invited to attend her Memorial Mass on Saturday, December 1, 2018, at 9:30 am at St. Pauls Catholic Church in Whitesboro. Private interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.
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Tommy and Amanda, I’m so sorry to hear about your Grandmother Mary’s passing. She was such a wonderful lady; and I have a lot of great memories of her and her sweet ways. May she Rest In Peace now with her husband and your Mom. Love, Aunt Donna.

Written by Donna Capraro
2018-11-22 9:40:18 PM