Mary Best

October 5, 2010

Mary Best, 95; of Fulton died at Michaud Residential Health Services, Fulton. She was the daughter of the late John and Katherine (Duda) Tracz of Wola Radlow, Poland. Mrs. Best has been a resident of Fulton since 1928. She retired from Sealright, Co., Fulton after 15 years of employment. Mrs. Best was a member of the PLAV #19, and the Fulton Polish Home. She was a past communicant of St. Michael’s Church and a former St. Michael’s Bingo Worker and church volunteer. Mrs. Best was pre-deceased by her husband James Best in 2008, son Michael Gadziala in 2006, daughter and son-in-law Helen Guiffrida in 2005 and Sonny Guiffrida in 2004, brother and sister-in-law Joseph Tracz in 2010 and Renee Tracz in 2009, step son-in-law Jerry Pontante in 1998, step son Harold Best in 1989, step son and daughter-in-law William and Kathy Best, grandchildren: Bill Best Jr., Hillary Best, and Katelyn Best all in 1987. She is survived by her step children James (Elaine) Best or Granby, Joan Pontante of Granby, step daughter-in-law Gloria Best of Granby, brother Stanley (Bert) Tracz of Oswego, 19 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be conducted 9:00 AM Monday at Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., and 9:30 AM at Holy Trinity Church, Fulton where a mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Eric Harer. Burial will be in Fairdale Cemetery, Hannibal, NY. Calling hours will be held 2:00 to 4:00 PM Sunday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S. Fulton.

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  1. Dear Best, Tracz and related families,
    Mary was certainly well known at St. Michael’s Church for her Polish pastries. My late husband, Paull, and the entire Okoniewski family were first in line to purchase her wonderful baked goods. She was truly a respected pillar of her Church.
    Please know that Mary will be in my thoughts and prayers.
    Sincerely,
    Arlene Sikes Okoniewski
    Casselberry, FL

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