SARATOGA SPRINGS - Mary C. Taglione, 96, former longtime resident of Mechanicville, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 4th at Wesley Health Care Center, with her daughter at her side after a brief and unexpected illness. Born in Mechanicville on November 20, 1923, she was the 4th Child and first daughter of the late Anthony and Marcellina (Cefferillo) Coreno. Mary was the wife of the late Paul F. Taglione.
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Mary was a 1942 graduate of Mechanicville High School. In 1944 Mary traveled to Baltimore, MD where Paul was nearby at officers training at Camp Ritchie, MD. On February 19, 1944 Mary and Paul, were married at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Baltimore, Maryland which is the first Roman Catholic Cathedral built in the US. Soon thereafter, Paul was sent to the European front and Mary went back to Mechanicville to wait and pray for his return.
Mary was employed in the Finance office of the West Virginia Pulp and Paper Co , She then went to work in the Medicaid Management Information Systems Unit of the NYS Department of Social Services for 13 years. Retirement was not for Mary, she then
went to work at Mechanicville City Hall for 14 years in the offices of the Mayor, Finance and Public Safety Department. Mary worked during two administrations, one with Mayor Patrick Hildreth, then with Mayor Thomas Higgins and she loved working for both of them. Known by all throughout the building as "Aunt Mary", she found great comfort while working there.
Known for her excellent cooking and baking, Mary was an avid NY Yankee fan and also enjoyed reading, puzzles and socializing. She was a communicant of the Assumption-St. Paul Parish, Mechanicville.
Sadly Mary was predeceased by her husband of 38 years, Paul F. Taglione, her son Richard P. Taglione, her grandson Dean "Dino" Taglione and was the last of 10 siblings, Joseph, Guy, William, Ralph, Albert, Rudolph and Anthony "Harpo" Coreno, Rita DiBell, Alice Malone and Emmy Robinson.
Survivors include her daughter Rosemary (Richard) Hoag of Saratoga Springs and son Paul F. Taglione Jr of Mechanicville, grandchildren Nadia (Anthony) Carey, Matthew (Andrea) Taglione and Leah Taglione, great grandchildren Taylor and Maxwell Carey, Gianna and Charlotte Taglione and Wyatt and Isabelle Taglione and daughter in law Donna Taglione.
Mary’s Niece Stella ( the very first Coreno niece) and her husband Tony Wallaitis were very special to her and they gave her their love, attention and concern . Also Mary’s nephews on the Taglione side, Joseph Ascenzi of Temecula, CA and David (Dianna) Regis of Arlington, TX were also important to her. They always kept in touch, and never failed to visit her when they came East.
Mary also leaves behind a multitude of other nieces, nephews, grand nieces and nephews who made Aunt Mary part of their families while she lived in Mechanicville.
Mary's family would like to thank the wonderful CNAs, Nurses and staff at Wesley ( too many to name ) who became part of her family and were so kind and loving to her. She was always grateful for all the attention they gave her.
Calling hours at the DeVito-Salvadore Funeral Home, 39 S Main St, Mechanicville on Sunday from 2-5PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday at 11AM at All Saints on the Hudson Church, 121 N Main St, Mechanicville with burial to follow at the Saratoga National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, Remembrances may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1 Penny Lane, Latham, NY 12110 in loving member of Mary C. Taglione.