Mary Beeman Cory, loved to garden and collect glassware


Mary L. Beeman Cory, 86, of Fulton, passed away Friday May 9 at Oswego Hospital.

She was born in Volney, one of 14 children, to the late Vito and Marie Lazzaro and was a life resident of Fulton.

Mary had worked at Sealright and Nestle before becoming a homemaker.

She was a communicant of the former Church of the Immaculate Conception in Fulton. Mary enjoyed collecting glassware, gardening and working in her yard.

She is survived by five children, Brenda Pfahl of Virginia, Alan (Penny) Beeman of Rome, Robert (Veronica) Beeman of Fulton, Marty (Tammy Dishaw) Beeman of Fulton and Maurine Shoults of Oswego; siblings, Rose Tripalone of Syracuse, Virginia Clark of Fulton, Joe Lazzaro of New Haven, Benny Lazzaro of Oswego, Genny Munger of Fulton, Alfia Brace of Oswego and Grace Campbell of Central Square; nine grandchildren, three great grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews.

A prayer service was held Monday May 12 at Foster Funeral Home with a Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 309 Buffalo St., Fulton.

Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton. Calling hours were Sunday May 11 at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton.

Contributions in memory of Mrs. Cory may be made to the Founders Affiliate of the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005 or to the American Diabetes Association, Syracuse, NY Office, 6390 Fly Road, 2nd Floor, East Syracuse, NY 13057.

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