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In Memory of

Mary Patricia Samwebber

August 19, 1923 - March 26, 2015

Obituary


Mary Patricia Samwebber passed away peacefully in Sarasota, FL March 26, 2015 at age 91. Mary was predeceased by Joe, her husband of 62 years. Earlier, she was predeceased by her dear sisters Ellie and Edie. She was born August 19, 1923 to Ross and Rose Cosentino in Auburn, New York. Mary went to nursing school at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, and also trained and worked at Bellevue Hospital in New York City. She was a Registered Nurse. In 1950, Mary and Joe were married in Auburn on the fourth of July. They made...

Mary Patricia Samwebber passed away peacefully in Sarasota, FL March 26, 2015 at age 91. Mary was predeceased by Joe, her husband of 62 years. Earlier, she was predeceased by her dear sisters Ellie and Edie. She was born August 19, 1923 to Ross and Rose Cosentino in Auburn, New York. Mary went to nursing school at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, and also trained and worked at Bellevue Hospital in New York City. She was a Registered Nurse. In 1950, Mary and Joe were married in Auburn on the fourth of July. They made several moves around the Midwest and even lived in Hawaii, but spent most of their time in Chicago until they retired. Mary was a homemaker, great mom to Mark, and worked part-time as a private duty nurse. Her family always came first. She was an avid reader, traveler, gardener, golfer and bridge player. She played the piano, volunteered, mastered many crafts, painted and loved to dance. Mary was a great friend. Genuine and warm, she cared about and valued people. Mary was very funny (we discovered how funny later in her life!). She was Joe's greatest asset in business. All of his associates loved his "sweet Mary" as he called her. What many people take for granted, Mary noticed and appreciated. She was awed by beautiful things from music, art and nature to really appreciating a simple greeting card she had been given. Her faith was important to her. She was an observant Catholic. Mary was fortunate to spend her last 2 years in the wonderful care of her Bahia Oaks Lodge family. Mary is survived by her son, Mark of Sarasota, daughter-in-law, Cindy, grandson, Joe, brother-in-law Bob Gartler and nieces and nephews. Donations can be made to Tidewell Hospice, 5955 Rand Blvd. Sarasota, FL 34238