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100 North Main Street
Massena, NY 13662
Phone: (315) 769-3579
Fax: (315) 769-3570
Mary Spagnolo

Mary Kathryn Spagnolo

Tuesday, July 21st, 1942 - Friday, August 21st, 2020
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Obituary

MASSENA – Mary Kathryn Spagnolo, 78, a longtime resident of North Main Street, unexpectedly passed away Friday, August 21, 2020 at her home.

Mary Kathryn was born on July 21, 1942 in Massena, the daughter of the late Anthony and Mary Elizabeth (Frisk) Spagnolo. She attended Massena Central Schools, graduating from Massena High School in 1960. She continued her education at the State University of New York at Potsdam, earning her Bachelor of Science Degree in Education in 1964 and later achieving her Masters Degree in Library Science from the State University of New York at Geneseo on January 11, 1970.

After graduation, she worked for a year at the Ogdensburg City School District. In 1965, she started her career at Massena Central School as a School Library Specialist, retiring in June 1997. Mary Kathryn was a devout Catholic and active communicant of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, where she enjoyed many years singing in the choir and being a member of the League of the Sacred Heart. In addition, she was a member of the NYS Library Association, NYS School Library Association, Massena Women’s College Club, Royal Neighbors of America, North Country Council of International Reading Association, and the New York State Teacher’s Association. She had a great love for reading and had a very generous heart and spirit, as she was regularly giving gifts to her many friends and family.

Mary Kathryn is survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Nancy and Jack Howard of Liverpool and Lake Worth, Florida; her nephews and their wives, Daniel and Laura Howard of Bellingham, Massachusetts and Brian and Jessica Howard of Saco, Maine; and her great nephews, Benjamin, Lucas, Griffin, and Landon; and a great niece, Addison.

Friends may call at the Donaldson Funeral Home, Massena on Thursday from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday 2:00 PM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Massena. Due to the current health restrictions, all services will be attendance controlled, face coverings must be worn, and physical distancing be observed.

Memorial contributions in her memory may be made to St. Mary’s Church Memorial Fund or Massena Public Library.

Friends are encouraged to share memories and offer condolences online at www.donaldonfh.com.
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, August 27th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    When
    Thursday, August 27th, 2020 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Location
    Donaldson Funeral Home
    Address
    100 North Main Street
    MASSENA, NY 13662
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    Notes
    This will be a public visitation with attendance controlled
  • Service

    Friday, August 28th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    When
    Friday, August 28th, 2020 2:00pm
    Location
    St. Mary's Catholic Church
    Address
    Cornell Ave
    MASSENA, NY 13662
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  • Interment

    Location
    Calvary Cemetery
    Address
    Maple Street
    MASSENA, NY 13662
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Dawn Cree

Posted at 05:44pm
I will always have fond memories of Mrs. Spagnolo as our librarian. She always had the greatest patience with all her students, and loved to share knowledge with us.
She had a kind heart and a truly pure soul. May you rest in peace with great love.
RL

Robin LaCourse

Posted at 12:06pm
Mary was a beloved colleague and friend. I worked with her for many many years and can testify to the warmth and generosity of her spirit. I was blessed to count her as friend. Her light will be missed but not forgotten by the many students, colleagues, and friends who were lucky enough to know her.
JC

Joe Cutry

Posted at 04:27pm
I am sorry to hear of your loss. She was one who had a smile every time we got together. She was a dear friend to my family. May she rest in peace and be in our hearts Joe cutry and family
JC

James Corbett

Posted at 01:24pm
We are all very sorry to hear of Mary Kay's passing. Many fond memories of her and her kindness to our family at family holidays and get togethers with our Uncle Jack and Aunt Nancy's family. Maria and I send our prayers to her, and her family.
Jim and Maria Corbett
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Paula Krist

Posted at 07:51pm
Although our families have lost touch over the years, I remember Mary Kay so well from my childhood. We loved those trips to Massena!
Love,
Paula (Frisk) Krist
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