Mary Preedom

Obituary of Mary G. Preedom

Mary G. Preedom, 92, of Oakbrook Commons died on Wednesday Nov. 4, 2020 at her daughter's residence in the loving care of her family. She was born on March 2, 1928 in Brooklyn, NY and was the daughter of the late Pasquale (Pat) and Julia Z. Garofano. She was a graduate of Mount St. Joseph Academy in Rutland, VT and had attended Trinity College in Burlington, VT. Mary retired after 14 years as a sales associate for JC Penney in Clifton Park. She was predeceased by her husband, Russell T. Preedom, who died in 1990. Mary enjoyed gardening and her flowers and above all, loved being with her family and friends. She was a communicant of St. Edward the Confessor Church in Clifton Park, NY. She is the devoted mother of M. Catherine "Cathy" Gero of Manchester, MI, Charmaine A. Lewis (Tom) of Clifton Park, NY, and Denise M. Waters (Gordon) of Greenwich, NY; sister of Anthony Garofano of NC, Catherine Garofano and James Garofano both of Clifton Park, NY and Jack Garofano (Patricia) of FL. She is the cherished grandmother of Suzzanne, Nicole, Jeffrey and Christopher; great grandmother of William, Gillian, Eleanor, Caroline and the soon to be Noelle; she is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Catholic Mass will be private for the family on Monday at St. Edward the Confessor Church in Clifton Park, NY. Arrangements have been entrusted by the family to the Gordon C. Emerick Funeral Home, 1550 Rt. 9 Clifton Park, NY 12065. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
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