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Funeral Service

Sacred Heart Church
Tuesday October 18th, 2022

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Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery
Tuesday October 18th, 2022

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Mary Kearns

Mary A. (Shaughnessy) Kearns, 82 of Schenectady, NY passed away on October 6, 2022. Mary was born in Troy, NY at St. Marys Hospital on December 17 to Isabel Meade Shaughnessy and George Shaughnessy. Marys mother passed away at the age of 23 in 1945, she and her sister were brought up by their paternal grandmother Irene Brooks Shaughnessy in Watervliet, NY. Mary attended Watervliet High School, class of 58 and then received her Associates Degree from Empire College.


Mary was predeceased by her husband Joseph Kearns, they were lovingly married for 53 years. Mary worked for the NYS Department of Labor for 37 years as a Stenographer and then retired as a Senior Budgeting Analyst. She enjoyed participating in many sports over the years including Bocci, tennis, skiing, softball, golf and bowling. In addition to reading, she and Joe loved traveling to Las Vegas and Atlantic City.


Mary is survived by her sister Donna (Robert) Shaughnessy Smith, her sister-in-law Eleanor Klein, brother in law Donald F. Kearns, Sr. Mary was a very special Aunt to  Lisa (Bob) Smith Rokjer, Jason (Jennifer) Smith, Robbie Smith, Robyn (Seamus) Kearns Southwick, William Klein, Donald Jr (Sharon) Kearns, Marie (Bob) Kanellis, Karen (Dan) Foley, Carole (Lou) Caputo. Also many loved great nieces and nephews Danielle, Max, Jake, Amber, Matt, Derek, David, Dean, Colby, Amanda, Rachel, Kris and the late Patrick.


A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in Sacred Heart Church, Spring Ave., Troy, followed by committal in the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Marys name to Albany/Schenectady Salvation Army 222 Lafayette St, Schenectady, NY 12305 and/or the Capital City Rescue Mission 259 S. Pearl Street, Albany, NY 12202 would be appreciated.

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A candle was lit in memory of Mary Kearns

Robyn Kearns Nov 22 2022 11:54 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Mary Kearns

Robyn Kearns Oct 24 2022 1:23 PM

I wish to extend my sympathies to Mary's family. Years pass without contact but one always remembers the persons encountered along life's journey. Mary and I bowled in the same league some years back. May she rest in peace and may you fine comfort in your grief.
In Sympathy - Mary K Amodeo

Mary K Amodeo Oct 14 2022 9:49 PM

To Mary's family, I am so saddened to hear that Mary has left us. She was a joy to know. We have had fun bowling together for years. I pray God gives you all the peace and comfort needed at this time.

Donna Salamida Oct 13 2022 8:23 AM

My heart is broken. I will miss you Aunt Mary. You are at peace and pain free. I love you.

Robyn Kearns Oct 13 2022 7:09 AM

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Robyn Kearns Oct 13 2022 6:51 AM