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Mary Elizabeth Drescher

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“Dear Mr. Drescher and Family, I am sorry for the loss of your wife, I am sure she was a super person because she was married to such a wonderful...Read More »
1 of 24 | Posted by: Mimi Korzeniewski Appel - NY

“Elizabeth and Family, I am sorry for your loss. May you be granted peace in your hearts and wonderful memories of your mom to last a life time. ”
2 of 24 | Posted by: Maureen Miller - Syracuse, NY

“Mr. & Mrs. Drescher, Kate, Mike and Molly, I am so sorry for the loss of your mother and grandmother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and...Read More »
3 of 24 | Posted by: Elizabeth Wilkinson - Brooklyn, NY

“Bud,Lucinda,Peter and Family, Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
4 of 24 | Posted by: Dan and Paula Cupelo - Syracuse, NY

“I'M SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS.MY FATHER JOHN A GUINTO USED TO WORK FOR P DRESCHERS ABOUT 36 YEARS AGO,AND I GUESS YOU KNOW HE DIED 12 YEARS AGO,AND I...Read More »
5 of 24 | Posted by: JOHN M GUINTO JR - syracuse, NY

“Our deepest sympathy to the entire family. Our parents found a great balance between family and friends.You could not have asked for better role...Read More »
6 of 24 | Posted by: Sue Riccardi Bova - syr, NY

“Dear Mr. Drescher, Just got off the phone with Dad and he told me the sad news of the loss of your wife. She was always so sweet to my Mom; they...Read More »
7 of 24 | Posted by: Lynn Delaney Pitman - FL

“My thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
8 of 24 | Posted by: Julie Nedell - Baldwinsville, NY

“On behalf of the Ginnie and Bob White family it is with much sadness that we have heard about our cousin's passing. We extend our heartfelt...Read More »
9 of 24 | Posted by: Tom White - Syracuse, NY

“Mary and Family, My deepest sympathy on the loss of your mother. Remember the memories and special times that you had. Peace be with all of you...Read More »
10 of 24 | Posted by: Maerlise Monette - Hastings, NY

“John, Janet, Adam, Anna, Andy, Alex, Our condolences to you all and the entire Drescher Family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Brian,...Read More »
11 of 24 | Posted by: Brian W Roberts - Baldwinsville, NY

“To the Drescher Family, We loved Mary, what a wonderful neighbor..such a true Lady. We will miss Her beautiful smiling face..Sincere Sympathy, Al...Read More »
12 of 24 | Posted by: Sue Fiero - Syracuse, NY

“Ann, We are so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. Our deepest condolences to you, Harry and the kids. Your large family is a beautiful tribute to...Read More »
13 of 24 | Posted by: Judy & Steve Meredith - Greenland, NH

“Mr. Drescher, Paul, Maureen, Katie, Mike, Molly and the rest of the Drescher family, Patti and I extend our condolences to you all on the death of...Read More »
14 of 24 | Posted by: Tom Murray - Tully, NY

“Elizabeth & family, I am sorry for your loss. She is in a better place now. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May God grant you strength &...Read More »
15 of 24 | Posted by: Rosemary Togni - North Syracuse, NY

“Mary, I am so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
16 of 24 | Posted by: Renee Cassano - Pennellville, NY

“Mary, I am so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
17 of 24 | Posted by: Susan Turon - North Syracuse, NY

“Our deepest sympathy, and prayers for strength to hold on, My heart breaks for your loss ”
18 of 24 | Posted by: Al & Irene Donadio - Brewerton, NY

“Aunt Mary is remembered very fondly by this niece. Her smile radiated warmth and kindness. She and my mom shared so many wonderful times. I loved to...Read More »
19 of 24 | Posted by: Martha Delmonico - Scotia, NY

“Mary, I am very sorry for the loss of your Mother. May she be granted eternal rest. ”
20 of 24 | Posted by: Lauren Brooks - Syracuse, NY

“Please accept the sympathy of Le Moyne College on the occasion of the death of your wife and mother, respectively. Be assured of our prayers for her,...Read More »
21 of 24 | Posted by: Le Moyne College, Office of Alumni and Parent Programs - NY

“I am very sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to all family and friends who loved mrs.Drescher. You are all in my thoughts. ”
22 of 24 | Posted by: Shane Chimber - Syracuse, NY

“Lucinda, My sincere condolences to you and Bill on the loss of your Mother-in-law. Gloria Cimitile ”
23 of 24 | Posted by: Gloria Cimitile - Baldwinsville, NY

“eliizabeth, my heart goes out to you and your family. thoughts and prayers are with you at this saddened time. ”
24 of 24 | Posted by: cheryl erway - kirkville, NY


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Mary Elizabeth Drescher (O'Brien) April 16, 2012 Mary Elizabeth Drescher, 88, passed away peacefully in the presence of her family on Monday, at Francis House. She was born in Syracuse, the daughter of J. Frank and Catherine O'Brien. One of four children, she was predeceased by her two brothers, William and John. She is survived by her sister and lifelong best friend, Teresa Delmonico. Married to her loving husband, William Drescher, for 63 years, she was a lifetime resident of Syracuse. Mary was a graduate of St. John the Evangelist High School, and graduated with honors from Syracuse University in 1945 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. She worked as a Social Worker with Onondaga County, and was a frequent volunteer for many other organizations. Mary had an abundance of close friends and people she loved spending time with. Her greatest enjoyment was connecting and interacting with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was very active and enjoyed playing golf and tennis, as well as bridge. She spent summers at Montario Point and traveled to Hutchinson Island, Florida for winters. She will be forever remembered by her husband and her seven loving children; Anne (Harry Louise), Peter (Mary Mastrioanni), William Jr. (Lucinda Gullett), Paul (Maureen Guy), Mary Ellen, John (Janet LaClair), Elizabeth (Charles Cavallaro) and grandchildren Maria, Laurie, Matthew, Zachary, Brittney, Peter, Chloe, Kristin, Joseph, Sarah, Kathleen, Michael, Molly, Adam, Anna, Andrew, Alexander, Jack and nine great grandchildren. Services will be at the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, April 19th. Burial will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery in Dewitt. Calling hours will be prior to the service from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the church. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to Francis House, 108 Michaels Ave, Syracuse, NY, 13208 or Cathedral of Immaculate Conception, 259 East Onondaga St., Syracuse, NY, 13202.

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