Visitation at Funeral Home
Obituary of Mary L. Sabitus
Mary Louise Sabitus, 93, of St. Joseph PA and Safety Harbor FL, passed away peacefully on Wednesday January 2, 2019 after a long and beautiful life. Mary was predeceased by her parents Daniel and Margaret Fitzgerald, husband William C. Sabitus, four brothers and sisters-in law; Jim and Helen Fitzgerald, Ray and Kate Fitzgerald, Don and Therese Fitzgerald, and Tom Fitzgerald; one sister and brother-in-law, Peg and Leo Kelly; and sister-in-law Evelyn Fitzgerald. Mary is survived by her daughter Joan (Jim) Walsh, Vestal NY, son Michael (Leslie) Sabitus, Vestal, NY, son Jim Sabitus, Millis MA, granddaughter Allison (Joel) Stubbs, Montgomery OH, grandson Jeffrey Sabitus (fiancé Amy McIntosh), Port Crane NY, grandson Kevin Sabitus, St. Petersburg FL, former daughter-in-law Debbie Sabitus (Millis, MA), sister-in-law Roberta Sabitus Place (Ulster PA) and numerous nieces and nephews in the Sabitus, Fitzgerald, Homan and Kelly families. Mary graduated from Mansfield University of Pennsylvania with a degree in education. After a long career teaching English at the Vestal Middle School, she and Dad retired to St. Joseph PA in the summer and Safety Harbor FL in the winter. They enjoyed many happy times together and loved gardening, life in the country and visiting with family and friends. Mary was a kind and caring wife, mother and grandmother who cherished her friendships and loved ones. She loved children and dogs and was an enthusiastic Notre Dame football and basketball fan. Above all, her patience and caring endeared her to her family who always knew that they were loved unconditionally. Our family would like to thank the staff at Good Shepherd Fairview for their loving care of Mary over the past four years. They are truly special people. A Funeral Mass will be offered at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Route 4014 (Main Street), Friendsville, PA, Monday at 10 a.m. Burial will be in the Parish Cemetery, in the spring. The family will receive friends at the J.A. McCormack Sons Funeral Home, 141 Main Street, Binghamton, Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in Mary's memory may be made to the Good Shepherd Communities Foundation, 32 Village Drive, Endwell, NY 13760.