Mary Lee Gaines Bosco

  • Born: February 29, 1924
  • Died: February 2, 2015
  • Location: Wellford, South Carolina

The J. F. Floyd Mortuary

235 North Church Street
Spartanburg, SC 29306

Tel. (864) 582-5451

Tribute & Message From The Family

Mary Lee Gaines Bosco, 91, of Wellford, SC, died Monday, February 2, 2015, at Spartanburg Medical Center. Born February 29, 1923, in Elberton County, GA, she was the daughter of the late Admiral Dewey and Susie Mildred Adams Gaines, and wife for 51 years to the late Ignatius Joseph Bosco.

Mrs. Bosco was a member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church and retired from Butte Knit after 21 years of service.

Survivors include her sisters, Betty Smith of Elberton, GA and Willene Tucker of Murfreesboro, TN; a number of nieces and nephews; and special friend, Walter Siwierka of Spartanburg, SC. In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by three sisters, Bobbie Hall, Sara Waide, and Norma Haston; and a brother, Joe Carl Gaines.

Visitation will be 7:00-9:00 PM Friday, February 6, 2015, at Floyd's North Church Street Chapel, 235 N. Church St., Spartanburg, SC 29306. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 11:00 AM Saturday, February 7, 2015, at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, by the Rev. Timothy M. Gahan. Private burial will be in Fort Prince Memorial Gardens, 125 Fort Prince Rd., Wellford, SC 29385.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church Building Fund, 290 East Main Street, Spartanburg, SC 29302.

The family is at the home.

Floyd's North Church Street Chapel


Condolence & Memory Journal


I am so sorry to here of your loss. Mrs. Bosco lived across the street from my mother and she was always a warm and friendly neighbor. After my father passed away my mother and her became good friends and I was grateful she had someone to talk to. She will be greatly missed. Thoughts and prayers to your family.

Cry no tears for me, for the wings of faith and hope and love have brought me to a land where sunsets are forever, and the days never end, where no good thing, thought, feeling, or dream is wasted. Where hurt and sorrow are but a memory, and love reigns supreme. Where every moment we touch the face of God. Be not afraid; For I am not gone, but only flying beyond where eyes can see. I will come to you on the wings of dreams and memory and in the days of sadness, allow the good we share to be the Wind beneath you wings. Be not afraid; To use those wings for this life is a gift to be used well, trees to climb, challenges to meet, fish to catch, jokes to tell, and most important love to give and share. When your wings are strong enough; I'll meet you in the sky. And we'll ride the high winds of our Savior's love, forever

Posted by Joanna Smith - FL - neighbor & friend   February 07, 2015

Deepest sympathy to Mary's family and to Walt. Mary was one of the sweetest ladies I've had the pleasure of calling friend. She always had a smile and she will truly be missed.
Janice & Wesley Harrell

Posted by Janice & Wesley Harrell - Spartanburg, SC - Friend   February 05, 2015

Dear Grandpa Siwierka and family of Mary,
I had the privilege of meeting Mary and speaking with her many times on the phone. She was a wonderful and gentle soul. She made me feel welcomed and loved. I will always remember my visit with her and Grandpa. I was so thrilled to know my grandpa had such a special friend to spend time with. May God comfort all who will miss our dear friend Mary.
Connie Miceli
Walter's granddaughter

Posted by Connie Miceli - Avon Lake, OH - Walter Siwierka's granddaughter   February 03, 2015