Mary Garcia

Obituary of Mary Garcia

Mary H. Garcia, 68, of Fountain Street, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on December 23, 2017.

She was born on November 10, 1949, a daughter of Frederick and Rita (Dignan) Halfmann Jr. She was united in marriage to Michael Garcia on December 23, 1987. Mary was an oncology nurse, retiring from Faxton-St. Luke's in 2011 after 42 years of caring for her patients. She enjoyed quilting, kayaking, photography and sports. After retirement, she led a very active life pursuing her interests. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren most of all.

She is survived by her husband Michael; her two sons, Michael and Kate Verni of Marilla, NY and Matthew and Amy Verni of Fayetteville, NY; her daughter Emma Garcia of Nashville, TN; four grandchildren, Ella, Luciana, Cooper and Maya; her mother Rita Halfmann of Clinton; sister and brother-in-law, Anne and Michael Conway of Clinton; brother and sister-in-law, Paul and Carol Halfmann of Worcester, MA; and many nieces and nephews.

All are invited to call from 2-4pm Wednesday, December 27, 2017 prior to the Memorial Service at 4pm at Owens-Pavlot & Rogers Funeral Service, Inc., 35 College St., Clinton.

The family thanks Hospice & Palliative Care for their care and compassion, especially Irene K.

In lieu of flowers please consider donations in Mary's memory to Hospice & Palliative Care, or the American Cancer Society.