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Official Obituary of

Mary Anne (Muraski) McAvoy

July 3, 1939 ~ March 3, 2024 (age 84) 84 Years Old
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Mary McAvoy Obituary

Cambridge - Mary Anne McAvoy (Muraski), 84, of Cambridge, NY left this World to rest peacefully in heaven on Sunday, March 3, 2024.  She spent her free time with her loving family, watching her favorite shows on TV Land, and going through family history to ensure that it lived on. 

She was born in Troy, NY on July 3rd, 1939. Mary Anne was a faithful part of the community for her whole life. Mary Anne graduated with an Associate’s Degree from Maria College. She was Senior Stenographer for NY Agriculture and Markets from 1957-1962 and proudly served in the Coast Guard YN3 from 1959-1963. Mary Anne was Secretary for St. Patrick’s Church in Cambridge, NY, Secretary to the President of Flomatic for some time, Secretary to the Superintendent of Cambridge Central School from 1982-2002. She spent much of her later life as Village Historian for Cambridge, NY and volunteering at the Cambridge Historical Society. She loved being at Stewart’s with her coffee and was an avid gardener, she always had beautiful flowers and trees strategically placed throughout her property and plants in her home. Her gardens were always something out of a fairytale. Mary Anne was also a gifted artist.

Mary Anne McAvoy is predeceased by her parents, Charles Muraski and Anna Smi of Troy, NY. She is survived by her sister Gloria Keresey (Billy); her children, Peter McAvoy (Sherri) of Tampa, FL, Cathy Eriksen of Cambridge, NY, Colleen McAvoy (Mike) of Shushan, NY and Theresa Rushinski of Salem, NY. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Kienan Robinson (Jacob) and Samantha McAvoy, Chris (Megan), Justin (Monica), and Michael Eriksen, Chad (Courtney) and Monica Clark, Christina and Mary Webster, Charity (Cole), Mikayah, and Quinten Rushinski.

Mary Anne will be missed by all. Malala Yousafzai once said “There are two powers in the world, one is the sword and the other is the pen. There is a third power stronger than both, that of women.” Mary Anne was a force of nature, she taught everyone to be strong and steadfast. Everything she did, she did with her whole heart. 

A lifetime of memories and many lives touched all by this remarkable woman. Thank you for being in our lives. We’ll see you again. 

Donations can be made in her honor to Cambridge/Salem Youth Cheerleaders, Cambridge/Salem Youth Football League, and/or Salem Little League. She loved supporting her grandchildren and seeing them play.

Services will be held at 11 am Monday, March 11, 2024 at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Cambridge.  All who loved and adored her are welcome.

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Graveside Service
March 11, 2024

11:00 AM
St. Patrick's Cemetery
County Route 59
Cambridge, NY 12816


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