Mary Ross

Mary C. Ross

1931 - 2018

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Obituary of Mary C. Ross

Ross, Mary C. (nee DiMichele) November 11, 2018 of Blasdell, NY. Beloved wife of late James A. Ross; devoted mother of Virgil Ross, Susan (Tom) Craver, Mary Jo (Don) Crowe, Kathy Sue Lempke-Ross, and Joann (Mike) Mohler; loving sister of Caroline (late Eugene) Strianese, late Phyllis (late Pat) Bonitatibus, and late Rosalie Leard; also survived by 10 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. Private services were held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements by LAKESIDE MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, INC. 716-627-2919. Condolences may be made at

Mary was a strong woman who knew that the fastest way to anyone’s heart was through their stomach. Her most loved dishes were her pasta, pastry hearts, and Italian Christmas Cookies. She was the proud matriarch of the family, with 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren to look out for. She always worried about her family, and she wanted the best for all of them. However, if anyone walked into her house with a hole in their shirt, she would be sure to make a point of putting her finger in the hole and ripping the shirt herself!

Mary was steadfast whenever she set her mind to something. She loved all animals, so when her husband would want to go hunting, she would hide his hunting clothes around the house so that he wouldn’t be able to go. She hid them so well, that they were never able to find his hunting hat! When she needed to relax, she had two favorite things, Pina Coladas and the casino. She would even slip out in the middle of the night to go play the slot machines.