Mary Cefaratti

Obituary of Mary E. Cefaratti

Mary E. Cefaratti, 99, passed away on October 8, 2019 at The Commons on St. Anthony Street. Born in Syracuse , she was the daughter of the late Bert and Edna( Schray) Evans and later moved with her family to Cazenovia. She graduated from Cazenovia High School and attended Cortland College. Mary entered the Army during WW II and met and married Joseph A. Cefaratti while honorably serving their country. Following their military years, Mary and Joe operated several businesses in Central New York. Most notable was the Woodlock Hotel in Auburn, which they ran from 1963 to 1971. Mary and Joe enjoyed traveling in their retirement. In addition to Syracuse and Cazenovia, Mary resided in the Seneca Falls/Waterloo area and most recently in Auburn. Mary was most proud of her association with both the United Methodist Church of Seneca falls and Cayuga and the United Methodist Women's group. Mary is survived by her niece Barbara (James) Hutchings, a great niece Jaime (Ryan) Schmitt, great nephews Daniel (Courtney) Hutchings and James (Caroline) Hutchings III as well as 7 great great nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Joseph in 1984 and by a sister Dorothy Sidor. A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Fort Hill Cemetery. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Cayuga United Methodist Church, 6201 Center St., Cayuga, NY 13034 or to the Disabled Veterans, ( Please visit to leave a condolence.
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