Mary B. Schoonover, age 84, of Painted Post, passed away on Friday, May 12, 2017 at home. She was born on April 17, 1933 in Corning, the daughter of Matteo and Bartola (Bracotto) Giardina. She married Wallace V. Schoonover on March 9, 1968 in Corning. He predeceased her on June 7, 1997.
Mary loved and cherished her family especially her ten grandchildren, twenty five great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren. She retired from Corning Inc in 1976 and was a communicant of All Saints Parish. Mary truly loved her friends and neighbors at Colonial Square Apartments where she was affectionately known as "The Mayor"
She is survived her children, Jeanette (Art) Whittaker, Nancy Richtmyer, Michael (Cynthia) Schoonover, and Diana (Gary) Hough, sister, Rose Cavallaro, grandchildren, Casey, Jodi (Jason), Mary Ellen, Brian, Jennifer (Larry), Amy (Nick), Melissa (Eric), Adam (Kristin), and Alex, great grandchildren, Michael (Kathleen), Eli, McKenna, Caitlyn (Brandon), Charlie, Dakota, Marissa, John Jr., Dominic, Brentleigh, Braxton, Kraig, Jordyn, Brandon, Cody, Allison, Emily, Riley, Ava, Olivia, Ellie, Callie, Camdyn, Harlow, and Luca, great-great grandchildren, Landon, Jaylin, Jaiston, Macy, and Paisley, good friend, Robin Gaige, and good friend of 65 years, Leona Harris. Mary was predeceased by her siblings, Charlie, Sair, Joseph, Michael, and Rosa.
It was Mary's wish that there be no visitation. Family and friends are invited to attend Mary's Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 9:30 am at St. Vincent De Paul Church, 222 Dodge Ave., Corning. Burial will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make donations to Paradise Haven Animal Rescue, 598 Kent Hill Road, Woodhull, NY 14898.