Mary Gioia Ford

July 6, 2009

Mary Gioia Ford, 70; of Oswego died Monday at the Oswego Hospital after a long illness.  She was born in Oswego, the daughter of the late Albert and Gladys (France) Nearbin, and she has remained a lifetime resident of Oswego.  Mrs. Ford was a loving Mother, Nanny, and homemaker.  She was a former member of the Oswego Moose Lodge.  She was pre-deceased by her husbands Mariano “Manny” Gioia in 1992, Donald Ford in 2000, and her sister Sally Mattot in 1989.  She is survived by her children:  Mark Gioia of Oswego, Jackie (William) Ford of FL., and Lori (Donald) Cloonan of Oswego, 6 sisters:  Shirley Thompson, Jackie Ponzi, Bonnie (Larry) McRae, Joan (Jack) Greeney, and Gladys (Edward) Woodward all of Oswego, Betty (Almore) Miller of PA, 6 grandchildren:  Janelle, and Amanda Ford of FL, and Courtney, Kara, Kyle, Kelsey Cloonan all of Oswego.  Funeral Services will be held Friday at 9:30 AM at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. 4th St. Oswego with Rev. Pompei officiating.  Burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Oswego.  Calling hours will be conducted Thursday 4:00 to 7:00 PM in the funeral home

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  1. To all….
    I have very fond memories of my Aunt Mary. At a very early age I can remember going to Aunt Mary and Uncle Manny’s house in the country. I truly enjoyed my visits because I got to play with my cousins, Jackie, Lori and Mark. I remember going into the henhouse to get eggs and pet all the hens. I also remember when Uncle Manny had the pigs and the “cow” I named Rosie. And of course I remember the way my Aunt laughed and was always smiling at us! She was a great cook too! I enjoyed seeing her at our family reunions and hearing about her children’s weddings and the following new grandchildren. She really loved everyone and had a kind heart. I will truly miss her very much! My deepest sympathy to her children, her sisters (especially my Mom, Betty Miller), and her grandchildren and all who knew her and loved her!
    Alene Miller Goddard

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