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Mary E. Arrigo

Published on September 25, 2023

Port Leyden – Mary E. Arrigo, 83, passed away on September 23, 2023 at St. Joseph's Hospital, Syracuse.

She was born in Constableville on November 13, 1939 a daughter of John and Marjorie Crofoot Donnelly. She grew up in Port Leyden and on November 9, 1957 she was united in marriage with Jerome R. Arrigo at St. Martin's Church. The couple settled in Port Leyden raising their family. Mary was employed at Griffiss Air Force Base, Marmon Fuel and Mohawk Valley Oil, retiring in 2002.

Mary enjoyed doing crossword and jigsaw puzzles, reading and playing cards. For several years she and Jerome wintered in Florida. Mary was an avid shopper and greatly enjoyed spending time with her family.  Mary was a member of St. Martin's Catholic Church and the Charles J. Love Post American Legion Ladies Auxiliary.

Surviving are her husband Jerome; her children Cathy (Peter) Smith, Michael (Susie) Arrigo, Timmy Arrigo (Barbara); 8 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Mary was predeceased by a brother Peter Donnelly.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, September 28, 2023 at 11 a.m. at St. Martin's Church, Port Leyden. There are no calling hours. Mills Funeral Home, Boonville, is in charge of the arrangements. For an online message of sympathy please go to