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Mary E. Depew

Mary E. Depew

1929 - 2016

Mary E. Depew, 87, of Burchard Street, Watertown, passed away August 12, 2016, at the Samaritan Medical Center, after a brief illness.

Mrs. Depew was born June 27, 1929, Town of Brownville, a daughter of Clarence and Gladys Gould Lucas. She received her GED at the age of forty seven. Her marriages to Clarence Parker, Carmine Appolonia and Claude Depew, all ended in divorce. She spent thirty nine years with her life partner Nick Masiello. Mr. Masiello died September 27, 2015.

Mrs. Depew was a dispatcher for the Watertown Fire and Police Department’s and retired from there when she was 57.. She then went to work part time in the commissary on Ft. Drum retiring in December of 1998 at age 69. Mrs. Depew enjoyed being a representative for Mary Kay Cosmetics for seventeen years. She was a former member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. She enjoyed knitting, counseling people and being the family matriarch, “Queen Mary”.

Surviving are five out of her six children, Clarence “Butch” (Carol Ann) Parker, Wolcott, NY, Carol Jean Parker, Plessis, NY, Linda Kay (Don) Eva, Interlaken, NY, Carmine “Joe” (Nancy) Appolonia, Rhode Island, , Sarah M. (Tony) Bucci, Rhode Island,  a sister Ina “Tiny” Filley. Dexter, 18 grandchildren, 44 great grandchildren, 17 great great grandchildren, her dog Babe, many nieces and nephews. Her daughter Suzanne Parker passed away in 1999; six siblings, Herbert Lucas, Emma Lagodich, Catherine “Kitty” Babcock, Clarence “Sonny” Lucas, Gladys “Frenchie” Kinne, Wiltsie “Teany” Wischoff, all died before her. Mrs. Depew was like a grandmother to many people including some of her nieces and nephews, who had lost their grandmother previously.

Calling hours will be Thursday, August 18, 2016, from 1-3 pm at the D.L. Calarco Funeral Home, Inc. A Celebration of Life will take place at 3pm at the funeral home with Pastor Jerry Loch officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Contributions in her name may be made to the Plessis Church House, 25950 St Rt 26, LaFargeville, NY 13656, Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham Street, Watertown, NY 13601 or to a charity of one’s choice. Condolences may be made to www.dlcalarco.com.


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Mary i will miss you so much. We had so much in common in our lives. You brought laughter, tears, love, and simple friendship to so many who you included in your life- lucky me!
I will miss our pizza night and so many memories you shared. I remember first meeting you at the church house and knew we would be friends- I cherish that day. You made me a part of the family, which I will always be grateful. God Speed and keep the laughter ringing for us to hear. I will miss you my “sister”. Hold on to Babe and we will play some when I see you again. Love always. Cookie

By Cookie Dobson on 08 16, 2016


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We are so sorry for your loss, Linda.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

By Mike & Brenda Neville on 08 16, 2016


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