Mary Ann Waters



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Friday, April 6, 2007 at 53 years old. She is survived by her parents Thomas and Norma (Laragy) Waters; brothers, Thomas Jr., and Joseph Waters; sister and brother-in-law, Jane and Martin Herrmann; niece, Bridget Herrmann; nephews, Patrick and Shawn Herrmann; fiancé, Steven Izzo; special friends, Donna and Frank Grad, many Aunts, Uncles cousins and dear friends. Mary Ann graduated with honors in Music and English from SUNY, Brockport, received her master’s degree in education from Nazareth College. She was a well-known classical vocalist trained at Hochstein and Eastman School of Music. She was employed by Eastman Kodak Co as a Senior Consultant, in the Organization Development, Imaging Group. Friends may call Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. at Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home, 1075 Long Pond Rd. Mary Ann’s Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday 11 A.M. at St. John the Evangelist Church, West Ridge Rd. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Contributions may be made to Diabetes Research, St. John the Evangelist Church or to a charity of one’s choice in her memory.


  1. Debbie Coia on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Dear Jane, My thoughts and prayers are with you (and your whole family) during this difficult time. No words can begin to describe the heartache you must be feeling and I only wish there was something I could do to make it better. Love, Debbie

  2. Katherine and Keith Vonhold on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Her smile, her laughter are greatly missed. Her passing on Easter Weekend was perfect for Mary Ann for she so loved the Lord!

  3. Melanie Porter on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    I am the grand daughter of Elizabeth June Auer, she asked me to sign on her behalf. I am also signing for Harrison Auer, Holly Auer, & Henry Auer all of Keene N.Y.

  4. Donna Grad on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    I can’t believe my sweet friend is gone. She fought so hard to stay alive, and I thought she would pull through again, like she always did. Her frail little body just could not take any more. Mary Ann was the sweetest, kindest soul I have ever known, and I will miss her terribly. May God hold her in the palm of His hand and take good care of her. Bye, Mare. I love you, and thanks for being my friend. Dones

  5. Jim Paris on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    I just learned of Mary Ann’s death. The sadness of her passing, as great as that is, is far outweighed by the joy and beauty and light she brought to this world. I knew her only during college and for a few years thereafter. She played a critical role in helping my then-12 year old sister though the difficulty of coping with my mother’s failing health and passing. Even though I have not seen seen Mary Anne for years, the beauty of her voice and the warmth of her smile remains as powerful as ever. The world is a much better place, for her having passed this way and touched so many.

  6. Joanne Moore on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    I never understood or knew what the word ‘angelic’ meant unil I met my friend MA. I will miss her gentleness, her laughter and her courage. Please know that I will always carry MA in my heart and that having her there is such an honor to me…

  7. Kim May on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    I remember back in grade school the beautiful voice she had. I guess heaven needed a new singer. My deepest sympathy to all of you.

  8. Beth Murphy on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Mary Ann roomed across the hall from me, during my last year of college at Brockport. We became good friends and shared many laughs and tears. She was a very loving person with a very big heart. She is in my thoughts and prayers.

  9. Mary Ann Derleth on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Mary Ann was a dear and gentle soul with the kindest of hearts. She was loved by all who knew her and will be so greatly missed. I’ve lost a dear friend. My condolences to Norma and Tom, her brothers, sister, brother in law, neice and nephews, her fiance, Steve, and her friends Donna and Frank. Mary Ann loved all of you so much and spoke of you often.

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