Mary-Agnes Alrutz-Roy Greece: Thursday, August 16, 2018 at age 81. Survived by her husband, Philip E. Roy; her children, Robert Roy, Timothy (Lori) Roy, Tracey (George) Roberts; grandchildren, Mary, Daniel, Chloe and Olivia Roberts, Molly and Katie Roy; brothers, James (Yun Suk) Alrutz, Richard (Kathy) Alrutz, Brian Alrutz (Linda); many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. Mary-Agnes was a Music Teacher with the Greece Central School District for over 33 years. Friends may call Monday (Aug 20th) 2-4 and 7-9 PM at Vay-Schleich and Meeson, 1075 Long Pond Road. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday (Aug 21st) 10:00 AM in the chapel of St. Ann’s Home. Private Interment. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Unity Acres, Inc. in Orwell, NY 13426, in her memory. For more information or to sign Mary-Agnes’s online guestbook, please visit

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  1. Tracey and family. Knowing you, your mother must have been a wonderful person. Heaven has gained a new angel. Be assured she is watching over you all.

  2. Dear Phil and Family,
    I was so sad to read about Mary-Agnes’s passing. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to make it to calling hours so I wanted you to know how terrific I thought she was. I hope she did not suffer. She was such a dynamo. I loved the time spent living with her and can hear her laughter in my head and feel her beautiful spirit in my heart. So sorry we have lost touch but fond memories connect us once again.
    Gail Rifkin Leess

  3. Dear Phil, Brian and family, Mary Agnes and I became dear friends just in the few years that I knew her. I can’t carry a tune but I sang to her a Catholic hymn that I had heard at my cousins funeral, and then she sang along with me. It goes like this…..’All I ever ask of you, is forever to remember me as loving you.’ And now I am certain that Mary Agnes wants all of you to remember her as loving you. It was just 11 months ago that she came to my sons funeral. She carried the flowers from the funeral home and placed them all on my front porch. She was so thoughtful. I will forever keep the memories of her friendship and pearls of wisdom close to my heart.

  4. I was a middle-school student of Mary’s, and later a colleague. I remember her laugh and her love of music and kids. We had fun occasionally ‘kidnapping’ one of her ‘rice,’ singular being ‘rouse,’ and holding it for ‘ransom.’ I think of her every time I hear the song ‘The Sloop John B.’ Mary had a great influence on me as a primary teacher and my students’ love of music (all kinds) can be traced back to her.

  5. I was shocked when I saw this on Facebook. Once I saw the picture I realized I knew your mom and had spent considerable time with her early in sobriety. I was part of a group that worked with your mom, becoming a group of singers for one of the conventions. We practiced for months and your mom brought out the best in us. When we performed at the convention the people loved us and we all felt so good about the time and effort we had given. A beautiful lady and one who gave all she had with her heart.

  6. Mary Agnes was a dynamo who loved music and her students. What a great teacher and hum an being! Blessings to all of you.

  7. Mary-Agnes was a great teacher,great person,and great friend. She will be missed. My thoughts are with the family..

  8. Phil & family.. our deepest condolences go out to you all. Phil & Mary we’re our neighbors on McCaw rd. In Redfield for many years, & oh what fabulous neighbors they were!!! My heart is just broken in two, R.I.P. Mary, we will truly miss you, Heaven has gained a beautiful angel, Thoughts & prayers are with you all during this difficult time

  9. To Phil, Jim, Dick, Brian and your families, my sincerest and heartfelt condolences. I remember ‘Mary A’ as a spirited, happy, exuberant soul whose energy overflowed beyond any walls that surrounded her. I’m so glad my mother and Ellen were able to be with you and with Mary A in June this year. May you all find comfort in the joy of memory.

  10. Dear Phil and family, so sorry for your loss. Mary was awesome! My favorite memory of Mary was at the rehearsal dinner for my sister Kathy and Dick’s wedding. She played the piano for hours! Everyone was singing and having the best time of their lives. Mary had a smile that will last in my memory forever. God Bless her and your family.

  11. Dear Phil….I was shocked to hear of Mary’s passing. I have so many memories of her (& you), not only during the years we were both teaching in Greece, but from music department events, thereafter. I still remember you dressed as a maid & butler, while you greeted guests & served at a function at Anna Jean’s. Mary-Agnes was a talented & admired teacher, who is remembered by so many. She was a highly intelligent & wise woman, who always ‘told it like it is’, but with humor & compassion. I enjoyed many wonderful conversations with her, over the years. I admired how, right from the start, she thought of your children as her children. There is so much I admire about Mary-Agnes. Leigh & I are very sorry for your loss. xo

  12. Mary Agnes came into my life at it’s lowest point. She guided me, stood by me and reminded me to , “ Give yourself time to get well” and “ be gentle with yourself” . I moved to California in 2002 and remain grateful to Mary Agnes. I still want to make her proud of the life I’ve created. What a beautiful , gentle soul. My deepest sympathy to all of you.

  13. I was so sorry to hear about Mary. All of my memories of working with Mary at Britton Rd are happy ones. One of our projects involved Mary introducing the operetta The Mikado to our students, while in my art class we created hand puppets of the characters, resulting in a delightful musical puppet show student performance.

    I will treasure my memories of Mary. She was an excellent teacher, a fun co-worker, and a dear friend. My deepest condolences to Phil and Family.

  14. Dear Phil and family. We are so sad to hear of Mary-Agnes’ passing – our deepest condolences to all of you. May you find comfort in your loving memories.

  15. You just popped into my mind and so I looked you up. I didn’t know until now that you went home.🙏✨🙏Peace old friend.

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