Thursday, 16 June 2022 14:04

Mary Frances (Seery) Comanzo


SARATOGA SPRINGS — Mary Frances (Seery) Comanzo passed peacefully at home on June 3, 2022. Living almost a century, Mary didn’t learn about history by reading about it; she lived it! Born in a world without antibiotics, insulin, polio vaccines or any of the medicines of today, she was truly a survivor.

Mary was born on December 15, 1925, in Needham, MA, and was the eldest of four children born to the late Catherine and John Seery. Working for the Army Corps of Engineers during WWII, she met her soulmate and future husband of 50 years, August Comanzo. After the war, they settled in Schenectady where they owned and operated a dry cleaners. They were truly a team working and raising a family together.

Mary’s proudest accomplishment was raising her two children, Licette (Kevin) Walker of Smithfield, RI and Catherine (John) Benequisto of Saratoga Springs. Throughout the years, she especially loved watching and nurturing her two grandchildren, Brendan and Alison Benequisto.

Mary was predeceased by her husband August Comanzo, her two sisters Maureen Igo and Patricia Burke and brother John Seery. She is survived by several nieces and nephews.

 In keeping with Mary’s wishes, there will be no calling hours and burial will be at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, please say a prayer for the repose of Mary’s soul.

Arrangements are under the direction of the William J. Burke & Sons/Bussing & Cunniff Funeral Homes, 628 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs. (518-584-5373).

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