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1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Saturday, February 5, 2022
St. Pius the X Roman Catholic Church
23 Crumite Road
Lodonville, New York, United States
Obituary of Mary B. Mallgraf
JOHNSONVILLE- Mary B. Mallgraf of Johnsonville, passed away peacefully at home on January 29, 2022. She was 88. Born in Brooklyn, Mary was the daughter of the late William Dempsey, Sr. and Mary (Carey) Dempsey. She wed Edward Mallgraf in 1954, settled in Brooklyn, and began a family. During the next ten years, Mary and Ed brought five new faces in to the world - Deborah, Gary, Scott, Lori and Edward. In 1965, Mary, Ed, and family moved to their new home upstate in Guilderland, New York. In 2003, Mary and Ed moved to a 20 acre homestead in Johnsonville, New York. From their new home they had beautiful views of the fields and forests below. Mary and Ed lived out the remainder of their lives in their Johnsonville home. In 2005, she lost her beloved husband Ed, but not before they were able to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary together. She was a New York State Government retiree and also served for a number of years as President of her CSEA Local. Mary was a long time member of the Knights of Columbus auxiliary organization — the Columbiettes, and was also a volunteer for the Mill Hill Missionaries for many years. She was an avid arts and crafter and enjoyed painting and quilting. Mary also loved growing flowers and vegetables in her gardens. She loved to engage in long conversations with family and friends and was blessed with the “gift of gab”. Mary was tough, strong willed, deeply compassionate, and fiercely devoted to her family and friends. The woman had no quit in her. Mary surmounted obstacle after obstacle in her life and served as a great example to our family. She was our matriarch, our staunchest ally, and we were all blessed to have been the beneficiaries of her hard work, love, and support. She will be profoundly missed by us all. Her zany personality was one of a kind . We will love her always. She was a beloved mother, sister, grandmother, aunt, and great grandmother. Mary is survived by her children, Deborah D’Angelo of Johnsonville, NY; Gary Mallgraf (Donna) of Pittstown, NY; Scott (Josephine) Mallgraf of Cape Cod, MA; Lori (Paul)Brannigan of Loudonville, NY and Edward (Lorilee) Mallgraf of Loudonville, NY. Her surviving siblings are John Dempsey of Florida, Kate Browne of Brooklyn, NY; and Linda Burke of Wurtsboro, NY. Grandchildren: Jeremy Mallgraf (fiancee Renee King ) Jason and Carrie D'Angelo , Joe Mallgraf and Lexi and Brendan Dilello Tori Brannigan and Fiance David Behrmann and Great grandchildren. Kevin Mallgraf , Jase and Hudson D'Angelo . She was predeceased by her sisters Eileen Colagrande, Ann Badendyck, Julia Hartin and her brother William Dempsey. Her calling hours will be held on Saturday (Feb. 5) from 1 pm to 2pm, followed by a Mass at Saint Pius X Church located at 23 Crumitie Road in Loudonville. In lieu of flowers the family suggests a memorial donation to The Community Hospice, 455 New Karner Rd. Albany N.Y. 12205. On-line donations can be found at www.communityhospice.com/donate. The family would like to specifically thank Marsha Hall and Cory Maiello for their compassionate and loving care of Mary and her family. OR St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, a not-for-profit, section 501 (c)(3) corporation. 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 USA or online at: www.stjude.org/donate/ Arrangements have been entrusted to: Simple Choices, Inc. Cremation Service To leave a special message for the family, please visit: SimpleChoicesCremation.com