Mary Anastasia, age 77, of Patterson, died in Danbury with her family by her side, on Friday, September 13, 2013.
She was born July 4, 1936, in New York, NY, daughter of the late Vincent and Virginia (DeMone) Gerani.
On May 14, 1954, she married the love of her life, Frank A. Anastasia Jr., at Holy Rosary Church in Manhattan. They moved to Patterson forty-five years ago and became members of Sacred Heart Church. Frank predeceased her in 2012.
Mrs. Anastasia was employed as a housekeeper for Green Chimneys School in Patterson, for over 42 years before retiring. She was a member of the Putnam Lake Ladies Auxiliary and a member of the VFW. Mary enjoyed playing bingo and going to flea markets in her spare time, but most of all she will be remembered for her love and devotion to her family and friends.
Mary is survived by her three loving sons; Frank Anastasia of Patterson, Daniel Anastasia of Brewster, and Anthony Anastasia of Patterson. Her son Michael predeceased her in 1990.
She is also survived by her cherished grandchildren, Amy and Lisa; her great grandchildren, Sophia and Hannah; and her sisters, Rosie Bottcher of North Carolina and Isabel Bosco of New York.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, September 19th, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church in Patterson. Interment will follow at St. Lawrence O’Toole Cemetery in Brewster. Family received friends Wednesday, at The Beecher Funeral Home, 1 Putnam Ave, Brewster, NY 10509, 845-279-3615, www.beecherfuneralhome.com.