June 11, 1949 ~ December 2, 2020

Born in: Rochester, NY
Resided in: Greece, NY

Mary Anita Kearns


Mary passed away peacefully on Wednesday December 2, 2020 at the age of 71.  She was predeceased by her parents, Louis and Lillian.  Mary is survived by her two sons, James and Michael; grandchildren, Jimmy, Molly and Michael; and great-grandchildren, Aurora and Christian.


Mary graduated from Nazareth Academy in 1967, went on to college and worked in Chase Manhattan Bank’s accounting department for 20 years.


She leaves behind many loving friends including Karen and Carolyn (Florida), daughter-in-law Susan, and her beloved collie, Colby.


In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Mary’s memory to the Wilmot Cancer Institute.


Visitation: Monday December 7, 2020 04:00 PM - Monday December 7, 2020 07:00 PM

Vay-Schleich & Meeson - Greece Chapel
1075 Long Pond Road
Rochester, NY 14626


Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
2461 Dewey Avenue
Rochester, NY 14612

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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Mary A. Kearns 's name.

Wilmont Cancer Center

601 Elmwood Ave Rochester, NY 14624

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  1. My condolences to Michael, Jimmy and family. I’m very sorry for your loss and you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  2. I have known Mary all my life, she was and always will be my second Mom. Rest easy Mary.. until we meet again. We love you! ❤️

  3. She was and always will be my best friend…67 years of memories…some funny..some sad and always loving…till we meet again…I love you

  4. My condolences to Michael, Jim and family. I’m very sorry for your loss and you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  5. Mary was a wonderful friend. All thru Grade school and High school-
    Renewing our friendship -after raising our families- has been a special joy in my life. She was strong and positive and I loved talking to her.
    Rest In Peace Mary – you will be missed. Much love and sadness.
    Patty Forte

  6. I will miss my best friend of 45 yrs every day. She was an amazing very strong person who fought with everything she could to fight this terrible disease. We had many beautiful memories that I will cherish forever. Rip my dear friend I love you very much and that was the last beautiful memory I have of her telling me she loved me back on speaker phone ❤

  7. Hi Jim and Micheal, sorry to hear about your mom, my prayers are with you. If you need anything please reach out to me. Your oldest friend. Patrick Grip

  8. We were so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. I’m sure Mary will be missed by all her family and friends.

    Pat and Betty Ferrari

  9. Mary, we have been good friends for a long time. Thrue good times and bad. I always admired your strength and positivity during all your medical situations. Never complaining and always looking to the future. You will be missed. Rest In Peace Mary.
    Michael, Jimmy, and family my deepest sympathies.
    Mary Pesce

  10. Mary was a wonderful woman. She will be missed. Sending you sincerest condolences from Florida.

    Jerry Ferrari and Judi Havens

  11. This message goes out to Mary’s whole family if there is anything I can do for you please don’t hesitate to call or message me. A special thank you to Michael and Jimmy for being there while Mary was in the hospital right to the end. And for being there for me after she passed. You reached out to be there for me and comfort me. I love you boys ❤ I’m here for you always.

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