Obituary of Marie F. Tassey
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Marie Tassey, of Apalachin, New York, age 94, passed away on July 2, 2022 in Endicott, New York. Marie was born in Brooklyn, New York. She was the beloved daughter of the late Thomas and Josephine Donnelly. She was predeceased by her husband of 63 years, George Tassey and brother, Daniel Donnelly. Survived by her children, George Tassey (Janet), Kevin Tassey (Marie), Kathleen Olbrys (Donald), Karen Tassey (Alan), Brian Tassey (Joy), Marie Stark (Robert), and Gerry Tassey (David); two siblings, Joseph Donnelly, and Genevieve Cordes; 21 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Marie loved life and will be remembered for her love of family. She was a powerful force in her family members' lives, as she always possessed an inner strength. Marie faced challenges in her life head on with a positive attitude, a willingness to embrace change, and the ability to achieve personal growth no matter the challenge. These attributes she passed on to her family. She truly was the "wind beneath our sails." While raising her family, Marie was the bookkeeper for the Moses and Singer law firm, in NYC. Her tenaciousness and keen negotiation skills resulted in her being the first woman to work in the switch room of the Continental Telephone Company. Marie was active in her faith and volunteered in church activities, she taught religious education at Saint Margaret Mary's in Apalachin. She gave back to her community by volunteering for Literacy Volunteers teaching English as a second language. Marie also counselled seniors in Tioga County assisting with Medicare and Medicaid. She served on the Board of Directors of her condominium in Florida. Marie was a talented seamstress and quilter. Her memory will forever be cherished by her family, friends, and the lives of all she has touched. Much thanks go out to the staff of the Ideal Nursing Center. A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday, July 8, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Margaret Mary's Catholic Church, 1110 Pennsylvania Ave, Apalachin with entombment to follow in Riverhurst Cemetery, Endicott. The family will receive friends Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Estey, Munroe & Fahey Funeral Home, 15 Park St., Owego, New York. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Apalachin Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 572, Apalachin, NY 13732 in her memory. Condolences may be made to Marie's family at www.emfaheyfuneralhome.com.
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