Mourning the death of Mary Ellen Mercincavage, distinguished citizen and devoted member of her community

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  • 30 / Jan / 2013
  • 05 / Feb / 2013
  • 05 / Feb / 2013

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION mourning the death of Mary Ellen Mercincavage,
distinguished citizen and devoted member of her community

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to pay tribute to
citizens of the State of New York whose lifework and civic endeavor
served to enhance the quality of life in their communities and the great
State of New York; and
WHEREAS, Mary Ellen Mercincavage of Binghamton, New York, died on
Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at the age of 49; and
WHEREAS, Her maternal grace influenced many lives; whatever is true,
whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is
lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if
anything worthy of praise, Mary Ellen Mercincavage dwelt on these
virtues and nurtured their growth in everyone around her; selfless to
the very end, this remarkable woman built a home where love reigned; and
WHEREAS, In addition to her loving husband of 26 years, David Mercin-
cavage, Mary Ellen Mercincavage is survived by seven children, Christo-
pher Michael Mercincavage, Amy Jane (Jonas) Erickson, Peter William
Mercincavage, Nathaniel David Mercincavage, Isaac Kinkade Mercincavage,
Tacarra Keisha Williams, and Bethany Joy Hughes; one expected grand-
child; her parents, Harold and Ethel Lewis; four brothers, Harold III
(June) Lewis, Russell (Joann) Lewis, Philip Lewis, and Daniel (Lill-
nette) Lewis; and one sister, Susan (John) Krause; as well as many niec-
es and nephews, all of whom were always welcome in Mary's home; and
WHEREAS, Armed with a humanistic spirit and imbued with a sense of
compassion, Mary Ellen Mercincavage leaves behind a legacy which will
long endure the passage of time and will remain as a comforting memory
to all she served and befriended; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
mourn the death of Mary Ellen Mercincavage, distinguished citizen and
devoted member of her community; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the family of Mary Ellen Mercincavage.


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