Mary O. (Russo) Hollister

Published Oct 11, 2018 at 4:00pm

CLINTON/ FLOYD — Mary O. Hollister, 91, of the Lutheran Home in Clinton and formerly of Floyd, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Friday, October 5, 2018 at the Lutheran Home.

She was born on April 11, 1927 in Cooperstown, NY a daughter of the late Giuseppe and Alfounsina (Benedetto) Russo. In June of 1951 she was united in marriage to John W. Hollister, a blessed union of over 65 years. Mr. Hollister passed away on January 8, 2017. 

Mrs. Hollister was employed with Griffiss Air Force Base in Rome as a Purchasing Agent, retiring after many years of dedicated service.

She was a member of the Leon Roberts Post 161 American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. The Griffiss Air Force Base GALS Club and she was a member of Twig a volunteer group at Rome Hospital.

She was a loving, and dedicated, wife, mother and grandmother who loved her family immensely and cherished the time that she spent with them. She was an avid New York Yankees fan and also enjoyed watching football on television. She is survived by her sons, Michael Hollister and his wife Wendy of Rome, NY, and Steven Hollister of Aurora, Colorado. She also leaves her adored grandchildren, Jared Hollister and his wife Nicole, Patricia Hollister-Doney and her husband Drew, Erika Hollister and Elaina Hollister. She also leaves her great-grandchildren, Meghan Hollister, Miranda Hollister and Catherine Doney. She leaves a sister Antoinette Russo of Saratoga. She was predeceased by four sisters, Anna Pugliese, Rose Thayer, Olympia Burns, and Vera Barnes; also a brother, America Russo.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 12:00 Noon at the Dimbleby Funeral Homes Inc. Forty Main St. in Whitesboro. Interment will follow in Townsend Cemetery in Stittville. Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday two hours prior to the service from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon at the funeral home.

For those who wish please consider the Leon Roberts Post 161 American Legion or the Holland Patent or Floyd Fire Depts. in her memory. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. 

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