Mary C. Stafford, of Wallkill, formerly of Beacon, entered into rest on Wednesday, May 1, 2019. She was 98.
Daughter of the late Vito and Filomena (DiBennedetto) Gerardo, she was born in Cerignola, Italy on February 24, 1921.
Mary was a clerk for the Beacon Hat Factory for many years and also worked for the former Grand Union on Main Street in Beacon. She was a parishioner of St. John’s Church and was past President of St. Rocco’s Woman’s Society.
Survivors include two daughters, Carol A, Moranski and her husband Frank of Wallkill and Donna M. Smith and her husband Eric of Old Lime, CT; one sister, Lois Sproat of Wallkill; three grandchildren, Joshua (Kelly) Smith, Megan (David) Walls and Mandy (Dana) Nibby; two great grandchildren, Emma Smith and Grace Walls; and several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her husband, Joseph M. Stafford in 1991; and three sisters, Lucy Steffanci, Elizabeth Monroe and Josephine Taylor.
Private Cremation has taken place at Cedar Hill Crematory.
A Graveside Service will take place at 11:00 am on June 7, 2019 at St. Joachim Cemetery in Beacon, NY.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hudson Valley Hospice, 400 Aaron Court, Kingston, NY 12401.