Livonia, NY – Mary Spaine Cott, 77, passed away on December 30, 2018, in the comfort of her home and family. Born January 5, 1941 at home in Alfred, NY. She is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Dick; her daughter Christi, and two sons Rick (Lori) and Jerry (Ann), six grandchildren, one great-grandson, three sisters, and a brother. Mary is predeceased by her parents.
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Her life was characterized by generous love, faith, hard work, and making the lives of those she knew better. She will be fondly remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother as well as helping others, creating in the kitchen, reading, gardening, and enjoying the beauty of Conesus Lake. Mary enjoyed a successful career as an executive assistant, most recently with Essex Investment Management, Rochester, NY.
Mary was born in 1941 and grew up in the town of Alfred. She was the middle child of five and lost both of her parents by the age of three. Mary was adopted, along with three of her siblings, by her grandparents that lived on Jericho Hill. Her grandparents had a small dairy farm. Mary was an extraordinary individual and often talked about the hard work that was required during her upbringing. She was up each day before dawn feeding and milking the cows before school. The life-long love story of Mary and Dick began when they were sophomores in high school and after dating for three years, they were married at eighteen years old. Mary passed away just days after their 59th wedding anniversary.
Calling hours will be at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., 21 Big Tree St., Livonia, NY on Friday January 4, 2019 from 4:00-7:00 pm. Memorial service will be held at the Livonia United Methodist Church located at 21 Summers Street, Livonia, NY on Saturday January 5th at 10:00AM.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Livingston County Hospice, 2 Murray Hill Drive, Mt. Morris, NY 14510.
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