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Mary T. Soares

Mary T. Soares

1917 - 2017

Mary T. Soares, 100, formerly of So. Pleasant Street, passed away Sunday, May 14, 2017 at Samaritan Summit Village, where she has been a resident.
Mrs. Soares was born March 11, 1917 in Oswego, NY, daughter of Joseph and Pasqualina Signorelli Lettiere. She attended Cooper Street School and North Junior High School until she was needed at home to help with her younger siblings. On April 29, 1944 she married Joseph J. Soares at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church with Reverend Benoit Dostie officiating. Mr. Soares died December 29, 1980. When Mrs. Soares was employed she was a waitress at Dantes Restaurant and a seamstress for Model Homes. She retired in her mid 50’s.
Mary was a communicant of Holy Family Church, a volunteer for the church and a member of the Legion of Mary. During WWII she was a volunteer for the USO. She enjoyed crocheting and sewing, especially making quilts. And true to her Italian heritage, she enjoyed preparing her Sunday pasta dinners for the family- her sons-in-law will attest to the perfection of her sauce and meatballs. Mary was thrilled to celebrate her 100th birthday on March 11 th, attended by made of her family and friends.
Mary’s family would like to express their thanks to the 3rd floor, A Wing, staff at Samaritan Summit Village for the compassionate care they gave their mother.
Surviving are a son, Joseph, who Mary was devoted to, Watertown, NY, three daughters, Lucy and Josef Baier, Gastonia, NC, Pasqualina (Patty) and John Spicer, Watertown, Ann Marie and Thomas McCann, Hernando Beach, FL and Three Mile Bay, NY, three brothers, John L., Holiday, FL, Carl L., Sackets Harbor, NY, William (Rene), Melborne, FL, three sisters, Grace Squicciarini, Watertown, Angela (Nick) Bombardo, Leesburg, FL, Anne Conto, Watertown, NY, nine grandchildren, Lori, Chari, Dawn, Josef, Shawn, Christopher, Jessica, Crista and Thomas, ten great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Calling hours will be 4-7 pm, Friday, May 19, 2017 at D.L. Calarco Funeral Home, Inc. A prayer service will be held Saturday at 9:15 am at the funeral home with a funeral mass to follow at 10 am at Holy Family Church with Reverend Steven Murray officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. Contributions may be made to Jefferson Rehabilitation Center, PO Box 41, Watertown, NY 13601 or to Holy Family Church, 129 Winthrop Street, Watertown, NY, 13601. Condolences may be made to www.dlcalarco.com.

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Our deepest sympathy to the family.            God Bless.              Ronald & MarHelen Hamrick,

By Ronald & MaryHelen Hamrick on 05 20, 2017


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Dear Soares Family,  I was so surprised to see this about your Mom today.  I have a lot of great memories with your family and will miss Mrs Soares. She was a very sweet lady and will be missed a lot . My deepest sympathy .  Gayle and Ron Clouthier

By Gayle Clouthier on 05 17, 2017


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My deepest sympathy to the entire family.  To Lucy, Patty, Ann, and Joseph, I can’t thank you enough for sharing your mother with me over these last 20 years.  She was such a loving and wonderful lady.  She always had a smile on her face and something kind to say.  I was blessed to have known her.

By Gail Braley on 05 17, 2017


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