Mary A. Terol, 98, of Batavia, went lovingly to the Lord on Wednesday (May 8, 2013) at United Memorial Medical Center after a brief illness.
Mary was born on September 13, 1914, in Batavia, the eldest daughter of Paul and Anna Tatarka Terol. She had been employed at Minor Shoe Factory and Eastman Kodak, but spent most of her adult life as a caregiver for her parents and babysitter for her many nieces and nephews. Ms. Terol was a lifetime member of Resurrection Parish (St. Joseph Church).
Aunt Mary had a “green Thumb” and could make anything grow. Her house had many beautiful plants, and her gardens were admired by many. Her heart was as beautiful as her plants; it was open for everyone. She enjoyed her dog Pepe, reading, and doing crossword puzzles, which she enjoyed up until the last few days; also Christmas parties that were held at her house every year for many many years, where all the family gathered. Mary was especially fond of playing cards and other games with her great nieces and nephews.
Survivors include her sister, Helen Terol. Niece and special caregiver, Patricia (John) Brumsted. Nieces, Tonya Terol and Clare (Ron) Sloat. Nephews, Robert (Beverly) Terol, William (Josie) Shaw, and Michael (Patricia) Lucas. Also survived by 13 great, 28 great-great, and 9 great-great-great nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her sisters, Annie Terol, Julia Shaw, Catherine Terol and Angela Lucas and brothers, Joseph Terol and Anthony Terol.
Friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences and memories with the family on Friday (Today) from 6-8pm at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, 9:30am at Resurrection Parish (St. Joseph Church).
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation or Crossroads House.
Expressions of condolence may be made at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.
Arrangements were entrusted to the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia, NY. Ronald Konieczny II, Director & Proprietor.