OBITUARY

Mary Congetto D'Amore

December 8, 1925April 5, 2021

Mary D’Amore, age 95, formerly of Yonkers NewYork, passed away Monday, April 5, 2021. She was a graduate of P.S 103 high school in the Bronx. Along with her husband, Frank she was a contributing member of St. Joan of Arc parish in Boca Raton and a longtime contributor to Shriners and St. Judes’s Children’s Hospitals. Mary was known by family and friends as an avid cook and baker. Her cherry cheese cake, crumb cake and biscotti recipes survive in the hands and hearts of her many nieces and great nieces. She enjoyed her love of theatre on her many weekly excursions into New York city with her husband Frank and continued that love in Boca Raton with her niece with whom she attended the many performances of the Boca High thespians. She is survived by her husband Frank and an extended family of nieces and nephews born of her four deceased sisters. A funeral mass will be held at St. Joan of Arc Church in Boca Raton, Monday, April 12 at 10:30 AM. Burial to follow in Boca Raton Cemetery. Flowers may be sent directly to St. Joan of Arc Church: 370 SW 3rd St., Boca Raton, FL., 33432. To add a memory or leave condolences click below.

Services

  • Mass of the Christian Burial

    Monday, April 12, 2021

  • Entombment

    Monday, April 12, 2021

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Lisa Kaufman

April 10, 2021

Aunt Mary, who was also my Godmother, fostered my love of Opera and the theater and took me on my very first NYC theater experience- The Flower Drum Song!!! I have such fond memories of that experience.

I was also the original Lisa Marie once I chose Marie, in honor of my very special Godmother as my confirmation name.

In 1972 ,when I was 19 and starting as an RN at Montefiore Hospital in the Bronx, Aunt Mary was so excited helping me decorate my first apt. with wall hangings from Hallmark.

Aunt Mary never forgot sending birthday or holiday cards often including her fabulous recipes tucked inside of them! She will always remain close in my heart and bring a smile to my face!

Daria Ettinger

April 9, 2021

Aunt Mary was a mother figure to me and my siblings since her sister Valerie (our mother) passed away at a young age. She was endlessly comforting and reassuring.. consistently..and for decades. She worried, she prayed and she cared deeply. She knew us all our lives since we lived together as an extended family in our early childhood. She was loved by all.
And her recipes! They are all winners and have not only been passed down generations but spread throughout the country. While living in San Francisco a friend asked for Aunt Mary’s Cream Cheese Cookie recipe, some months later her young adult son by then living in Illinois was looking to bake cookies and called his mom to say he was baking Aunt Mary’s Cream Cheese Cookies... there was a pause.. and her response was, “We don’t have an Aunt Mary!”
Now my daughter and son in law bake Aunt Mary’s cookies in Minnesota!
I will hold sweet memories of her close to my heart forever (they are even sweeter than her baked confections) Love you Aunt Mary 💕

Bo Lucia-Malinda

April 8, 2021

I will always remember my Aunt Mary’s smile and pleasant heart filled demeanor. When I visited my Aunt and Uncle in New York she would be sure that I was well fed, loved and cared for. She expressed interest in my life and I enjoyed sharing my adventures with her along with many laughs. Aunt Mary was as sweet as the many treats she baked. She brought so much joy on all the many holidays we shared together with her scrumptious cherry cheesecake! I am so happy to have spent a joyful afternoon with her 2 years ago when we visited from California and recorded our interview with Uncle Frank! We will miss Aunt Mary.

Vita Chinogo

April 8, 2021

I remember Mary for her laughter and undying love for her husband ( my brother, Frank ) and her love for me and my family. Mary was the most caring woman who spread her love through her baking for all of us. Every holiday our mouths would water and our noses would fill with delight when she entered the room with her desserts. Mary will be missed by all.

Debbie Esposito

April 8, 2021

My Aunt Mary was an avid church goer and contributor to St. Joan of Arc. When the bus route changed and she could no longer attend, she brought me back to the Church as I drove her to Mass on many Sundays when she confided in me her cherished phone calls and blessings from the Bishop of St. Joan's for her weekly contributions.

As a teacher at Boca High, I enjoyed including her in attending all the Boca High plays which sent her back to her Broadway days, particularly the musicals. I especially enjoyed our excursions to Town Center where she usually bought necessities for her husband, Frank, but rarely bought anything for herself. Our outings always included treating me to lunch at Macy’s upstairs bistro or more recently at the Tin Muffin on Palmetto Park Road.

My Aunt was devoted to my Uncle Frank who enjoyed the benefit of her excellent cooking and baking. And on all the holidays so did my son, my husband and I as we gathered in my home in celebration of Thanksgiving and Christmas. Her delicious Crumb Cake and Cherry cheesecake cake were perfection that my son says I have yet to reach. So I will continue to recreate her iconic recipes to keep her in my heart and home.

FROM THE FAMILY

Aunt Mary served as Maid of Honor at her sister Valerie’s wedding

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Aunt Mary attended to every detail!

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Aunt Mary purchased the wedding dress in the garment district in New York City

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Aunt Mary and her sisters; Rose, Valerie, Irene and Vivian

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Uncle Frank & Aunt Mary at Thanksgiving in Yonkers

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Aunt Mary served as Maid of Honor at her sister Valerie’s wedding

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Aunt Mary attended to every detail!

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Aunt Mary purchased the wedding dress in the garment district in New York City

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Aunt Mary and her sisters; Rose, Valerie, Irene and Vivian

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Uncle Frank & Aunt Mary at Thanksgiving in Yonkers

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Uncle Frank, Aunt Mary, sister Valerie and “the boys” Mathew &Douglas and Mrs D’Amore

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Aunt Mary 1940’s

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Aunt Mary hosting dinner in Yonkers with her sister Vivian and niece Daria

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