Resolution J331-2013

Mourning the death of Mary Ellen Mercincavage, distinguished citizen and devoted member of her community



  • Feb 5, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Jan 30, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  mourning  the death of Mary Ellen Mercincavage,
distinguished citizen and devoted member of her community

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body  to  pay  tribute  to
citizens  of  the  State  of  New York whose lifework and civic endeavor
served to enhance the quality of life in their communities and the great
State of New York; and
  WHEREAS, Mary Ellen Mercincavage of  Binghamton,  New  York,  died  on
Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at the age of 49; and
  WHEREAS,  Her  maternal grace influenced many lives; whatever is true,
whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever  is
lovely,  whatever  is  of good repute, if there is any excellence and if
anything worthy of  praise,  Mary  Ellen  Mercincavage  dwelt  on  these
virtues  and  nurtured  their growth in everyone around her; selfless to
the very end, this remarkable woman built a home where love reigned; and
  WHEREAS, In addition to her loving husband of 26 years, David  Mercin-
cavage,  Mary Ellen Mercincavage is survived by seven children, Christo-
pher Michael Mercincavage, Amy  Jane  (Jonas)  Erickson,  Peter  William
Mercincavage,  Nathaniel David Mercincavage, Isaac Kinkade Mercincavage,
Tacarra Keisha Williams, and Bethany Joy  Hughes;  one  expected  grand-
child;  her  parents,  Harold and Ethel Lewis; four brothers, Harold III
(June) Lewis, Russell (Joann) Lewis, Philip  Lewis,  and  Daniel  (Lill-
nette) Lewis; and one sister, Susan (John) Krause; as well as many niec-
es and nephews, all of whom were always welcome in Mary's home; and
  WHEREAS,  Armed  with  a  humanistic spirit and imbued with a sense of
compassion, Mary Ellen Mercincavage leaves behind a  legacy  which  will
long  endure  the passage of time and will remain as a comforting memory
to all she served and befriended; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
mourn  the  death  of Mary Ellen Mercincavage, distinguished citizen and
devoted member of her community; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the family of Mary Ellen Mercincavage.


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