Mary Gleason

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Mary Gleason

Mary A. Gleason, fondly known as Maureen by her loved ones, passed away peacefully on Dec. 9 at the age of 85 in Danbury, Conn. Born on July 19, 1938, in New York City, she was the cherished daughter of the late Peter and Mary Kate (Duffy) Vesey.

Maureen’s life was characterized by her unwavering commitment to her family and her innate ability to bring laughter and joy to those around her. After graduating from Cathedral High School with the class of 1957, she dedicated many years to serving as a payroll manager for the state Department of Transportation in Thornwood.

Her love story began on July 2, 1960, when she married the love of her life, Richard Gleason, at St. Gregory the Great Church in New York City. The couple was blessed with three sons, Patrick, Peter and Richard, and their family eventually grew to include six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, all of whom brought immense happiness to Maureen’s life.

True to her spirited and sociable nature, Maureen was a proud member of the Red Hat Society and the Emerald Association, where she shared many memorable moments with friends.

Remembered as selfless, funny and loving, Maureen’s legacy is one of a devoted mother and friend who spoke with conviction and whose great sense of humor was a light to everyone she met.

She is survived by her loving husband, Richard; her three sons; her brother, Peter Vesey; and her adored grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Maureen’s extraordinary warmth, laughter and love will be deeply missed by all who were fortunate to know her

A memorial visitation was held on Dec. 18 at Cargain Funeral Home, Inc. in Mahopac.

A Mass of Christian burial to honor and celebrate Maureen’s life was scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 19 at 10 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church, 221 E. Lake Blvd., Mahopac, N.Y. 10541. A private cremation will take place. Maureen’s ashes will be laid to rest at a national cemetery at a future date.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Cargain Funeral Homes, Inc.

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