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Obituary of Mary A. Prezioso


Mary A. Prezioso, 96, of Cortland, passed away at home surrounded by her family on Dec 7, 2023. Born Dec 4, 1927 in Scranton, Penn., Mary was a daughter of Gaetano and Jennie Peraino Fumarola and was an area resident most of her life.


Mary was a communicant of St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church and was formerly employed by Smith-Corona, Crescent Corset Co., Arathusa Sorority at S.U.N.Y. Cortland and also as a Cook for CAPCO.

She is survived by her husband of 75 years; Joseph; a son; Anthony (Susan) Prezioso of Fairport and two daughters; Laura J. Prezioso of McLean and Mary Jo (Michael) Roberts of Myrtle Beach, SC, a brother; Alex (Donna) Fumarola of Cortland, a sister in law; Laura (Barney) Lough of Long Island and three grandsons; Mathew, Christopher and Mark Prezioso., as well as two nephews; Adam and Aaron Fumarola.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday at 11 a.m. in St. Anthony’s Church followed by the Christian Rite of Committal and Burial in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. The family will be present to receive friends on Monday from 5-7 p.m. in the Chapel of Riccardi Funeral Home 69 N. Main St. Cortland, N.Y. Contributions in Mary’s memory may be made to St Anthony’s Church (office: 59 N. Main St, Cortland, NY 13045) or to CAPCO (32 N. Main St, Cortland, NY 13045).

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