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Mary Montgomery

Mary Montgomery

November 24, 2020

Mary C. Montgomery, age 96, passed away peacefully in New York, NY on November 24, 2020. She was born December 4, 1923 in Poor Fork, KY to Italian immigrants Francesco and Aida Giaccio. She was pre-deceased by her husband of 35 years, David C. Montgomery, and brothers Peter and Anthony Giaccio. She is survived by her children John (Lynn), Steven, Jane (Kevin), grandson David W. Montgomery, and many cousins, nieces and nephews. Mary graduated from St. Ursula Academy in Cincinnati, OH and from the University of Cincinnati, majoring in Music Education. Following her marriage, she and her family pursued the American dream while living in Valley Stream LI, Pittsfield MA, Fort Wayne IN, Nashville TN and Schenectady NY. Mary spent many years teaching children to sing and to appreciate the arts, as a music teacher at schools in Cincinnati, Fort Wayne, Schenectady, and Nashville. She was also an accomplished pianist, and frequent ballroom dancer. In retirement, her passion was passing along her musical skills, working with seniors and intergenerational choirs. She was a lifelong and devoted Roman Catholic and served in many capacities at the churches she attended, including as organist and pianist. A Funeral Mass will be held at Holy Cross Church, 329 W 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036, on Saturday, November 28 at 10:00am (viewing at 9:00am) Burial will take place at Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery, Schenectady, NY. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Saint Ursula Academy, 1339 East McMillan Street, Cincinnati, OH 45206, website: https://www.saintursula.org/MakeaGift.aspx.

Funeral Services

Visitation

November 28, 2020

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Holy Cross Church

329 W. 42nd St.

New York City, NY 10036

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Funeral Service

November 28, 2020

10:00 AM

Holy Cross Church

329 W. 42nd St.

New York City, NY 10036

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Interment

November 30, 2020

12:30 PM

Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery

2501 Troy Schenectady Rd.

Schenectady, NY 12309

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Rest In Peace, sweet Mary. I enjoyed our many visits through the years. ❤


Posted by: Stephanie Geber - Cleveland, OH - November 25, 2020

My memory of my Aunt Mary was that she was always gracious and graceful. I always enjoyed visiting with her and her family--my Uncle David and cousins John and Steve. When my husband and I traveled to Nashville, Aunt Mary was such a wonderful host! I will always associate her with music.


Posted by: Eileen Doll - New Orleans, LA - November 27, 2020