The following obituary can be found on legacy.com
Mary Cecilia Patouhas, 96, passed away on August 29, 2014 at her home in Rye, surrounded by her loving family. She was predeceased by her husband, John Patouhas, a former test pilot whom she married in 1941.
Mary devoted her life to her family and working alongside her husband. Mary was the oldest of the eight children of Anna and Camillus O’Brien and is survived by her sister, Patricia Santora.
Mary will most importantly be remembered by the unconditional love and strength she has shown her family and all her friends. Mary’s smile and wisdom were reflected through her blue eyes, giving her family constant reassurance and love. Mary to her friends, Aunt Mary to her nieces and nephews, and Nana to her grandchildren and great grandchildren will live forever in our hearts.
Mary was a parishioner of Holy Family Catholic Church. She is survived by her two daughters and one son: Patricia Straehle and her husband George, Penelope Costello, and Philip Patouhas and his wife Christine, along with seven grandchildren: Kelly Brown (Tim), Jennifer Krekel (Rob), George Straehle (Meghan), as well as John, Christian, Peter and James Patouhas. Mary is also survived by three great grandchildren: Gregory, Jeffrey and Robby.
Throughout her life, Mary served as an active member of both New Rochelle and Larchmont Shore clubs, the Garden Club, PTAs, The Women’s Guild, as well as her church and local charities. Our mom will be missed by all whom had the pleasure of knowing her.
Visiting hours will be held at Graham Funeral Home, Rye, NY on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7 -9 pm.
Mass of Christian burial will be held Wednesday at Holy Family Church, New Rochelle, NY at 10:30 am followed by internment at Gate of Heaven.