June 11, 1926 - January 15, 2022
Mary A. Hart, 95, died peacefully on the morning of January 15, 2022. Mary was born on June 11, 1926 in New York City to Joseph V. Scully and Alice M (Begley) Scully. Mary grew up in Crestwood, NY with her sister, Helen and brother, William. Mary attended Good Counsel Academy in White Plains, NY, graduating in 1944. She went on to attend Good Counsel College - earning a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry in 1948. In 1953 Mary was blessed with the best gift of her life, her son, Kevin. In 1958 Mary moved to Malone and in 1960 she began her career with the Franklin County Department of Social Services - retiring in 1988 as the Director of Financial Services. Mary referred to her time at D.S.S. as being “wonderful years”. Mary was very active in the community and placed great importance on volunteering to benefit others. Throughout the years she held many roles in a variety of organizations: a member of Alice Hyde Medical Center Auxiliary and hospital volunteer; a member of the Franklin County Historical and Museum Society; a member of the Association of Senior Citizens; a member, president, district director and state scholarship chair of NYS Business and Professional Women; a member of The Board of Directors of Franklin and St. Lawrence County United Way; a member and past president of Franklin County Community Action Agency; and a member of Franklin County Office for the Aging Advisory Board. Mary took pride in her Catholic faith and was dedicated in service to the church. She was a member and past president of the Board of Trustees of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Ogdensburg and a member of the Ursuline Associates. At Notre Dame Parish in Malone, Mary served as a member, president and trustee of the parish council as well as a lector and Eucharistic minister. In 1995 she received the Papal Honor Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice medal from Pope John Paul II and in 2008 was the recipient of the Caritas Award from Catholic Charities. Mary was a strong Irish woman. She was intelligent and independent. She loved travelling in the U.S and abroad and kept detailed journals and photos of her journeys. She enjoyed playing golf, was a voracious reader of many genres, but particularly historical biographies and she loved classical music. Mary really loved learning, a good laugh, Long Beach Island, NJ, breakfast at Jon’s Family Restaurant, visiting with friends and any time spent with her best friend and sister, Helen. Mary’s greatest love and pride was for her son Kevin, his wife Mary, and their family. Mary’s spirit lives on in her son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Mary T. (DuMont) Hart of Chasm Falls; her grandchildren Kristen Hart of Malone, Darci Hart of Lake Titus, and Brian and Tricia (Lang) Hart of Gabriels; and in a special way, her great-granddaughter Hannah Mary - who brought Mary such joy. Mary is also survived by her sister and travel partner, Helen Buderwitz of Scarsdale, NY and several beloved nieces and nephews and grand-nieces and grand-nephews. Mary is predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Alice and her brother, William. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place in the spring and announced later. Spring burial will take place at Notre Dame Cemetery, Malone. Donations in her memory may be made to St. Andre Bessette Parish, PO Box 547, Malone, NY 12953 or The Alice Center – Activity Fund, 45 Sixth St., Malone, NY 12953.
Mary A. Hart, 95, died peacefully on the morning of January 15, 2022. Mary was born on June 11, 1926 in New York City to Joseph V. Scully and Alice M (Begley) Scully. Mary grew up in Crestwood, NY with her sister, Helen and brother, William.... View Obituary & Service Information
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