Mary Rose Cherock
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Mary Rose Cherock
  • January 9, 1924 - October 20, 2014
  • New York

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Mary Rose Cherock, age 90, of Watkins Glen, NY passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Monday, October 20th, 2014.

Mary was born in Watkins Glen, NY on January 9th, 1924, the daughter of the late Peter and Teresa (Scuteri) Frank. She was a 1942 graduate of Watkins Glen High School. Mary had worked as an aide and receptionist for Dr. Roberts's office in Watkins Glen and at Schuyler Hospital in Montour Falls. Mary Rose was a communicant of St. Mary's of the Lake Church, being actively involved with the Catholic Daughters, St. Mary's Choir, and the St. Mary's Bazaar. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother, who loved her family dearly.

Mary Rose is survived by children, Patti (Dennis) Macy and Peter (Andrea) Cherock; her grandchildren, Ryan Cherock, Ambry (Frank) Giattino, Alexis (Rob) Cherock Bellavigna, and Amanda Cherock; great grandchildren, Isabella and Mason Bellavigna, Landon and Onna Giattino, and Connor and Carter Cherock; brother, Albert "Bucky" Frank; sisters, Tuttie Mikkelson and Josephine Miller; several nieces, nephews, and cousins and very dear friend and neighbor, Anna Jean DeDominicis. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband of 65 years, William P. Cherock Jr. on November 5th, 2011; brothers, Dominic "Tom" and Harry; and sisters, Viola, Catherine, Carol, Ann.

A memorial service celebrating her life will be held at 10am on Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at St. Mary's of the Lake Church, 905 Decatur St., Watkins Glen with Father Steve Lape officiating. In lieu of flowers memorials in memory of Mary Rose may be made to Care First Hospice, 11751 East Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830 or Catholic Charities of Schuyler County, 607 N. Franklin St., Watkins Glen, NY 14891.