Michael J. Higgins Funeral Service Inc.

321 South Main Street, New City, NY


Mary Gilbride

July 6, 1924May 18, 2020

Mary Gilbride, née Costello, age 95, of New City, passed away May 18, 2020. She was born July 6, 1924 in Killorglin, County Kerry, Ireland, to Thomas and Mary Costello. Mary arrived in the United States in 1949 and soon after became a very proud citizen of the United States. On September 15, 1956, Mary married Michael Gilbride in Manhattan, NY. Michael Gilbride passed away August 16, 2015. Mary was a devoted wife and homemaker for her husband Michael and their 6 children.

Mary, a servant of God, will be lovingly remembered by her family, including her 6 children and 14 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild: Brian (Pia, Ryan/Kylie/Blaise) Gilbride, Thomas (Barbara, Jillian/Conor/Meaghan/Mackenzie Rosado)Gilbride, Donna (Bill, Brittany and Jarryd Stewart/Sean/Alex/Jenna) Zervoulias, Michael (Nancy, Katherine/Elizabeth) Gilbride, Paul (Katherine, Michael/Jean) Gilbride and Deirdre Gilbride Nery.

Mary is preceded in death by her husband Michael, her 1 sister, Nora Callahane, and 3 brothers, Thomas Costello, Daniel Costello, and Dennis Costello.

On May 26, 2020 her children will be having a private service for her at Higgins Funeral Home in New City, NY, with burial to follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Valhalla, NY.

In lieu offlowers, memorial donations may be made in Mary’s memory to the UnitedHospice of Rockland (11 Stokum Ln, New City, NY 10956, United Hospice, Inc. | When time matters most).


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Mary Gilbride

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Carol Demetrops

May 26, 2020

Although it’s difficult today to see beyond your sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.
Our words can do so little to comfort you, please know how much we care.
I have so many wonderful memories of your Mom and your dear sweet Emma.
One memory I will forever cherish is from the neighborhood days. Is when it was time to be home for dinner, or whatever the occasion may be, each family had there own unique ways to call their children home. Well, your mom would open the front/ back door and blow her little whistle and we all knew that whistle meant, it was time for The Gilbride children to go home. Something so simple, is a memory I will forever cherish. What a great neighborhood we had, back then.
Well, Mrs Gilbride the final whistle has been blown and it was time for you to go home♥️ You are so loved and will sincerely be missed by all who love you.
Our deepest condolences to The Gilbride Family.

The Demetrops Family

Marie Luongo

May 25, 2020

My deepest condolences to the Gilbride family. I recall the many good times the four of us enjoyed in our many travels. Among them, winters in West Palm Beach, Florida, and Spring and Fall at the Jersey Shore. And most of all, our vacation together in Hawaii. We became great friends over the years. I thank you for the son you raised that has become another son to me, who in turn, has three children that make us very proud. May God keep you in His arms forever. Until we meet again, Marie ❤️✝️🙏🏻

Patricia & James Lane

May 25, 2020

Rest In Peace Mrs Gilbride. You were always such a sweet lady. Such happy stories of your travels with my parents, Marie and Tony. May you be surrounded by the welcoming arms of your loving husband and sweet baby. Thank you for giving our family Brian. He is a wonderful brother and uncle to us all. God bless you.

Rachel Fedele

May 24, 2020

We Love You Emma and will miss you at Pia and Brian’s dinner table ❤️
It was always nice to visit with you.
We will always remember your Specialty Rice Pudding. Rest In Peace ✝️

Mindy Stewart

May 23, 2020

My sweet memory of Mary took place on her granddaughter’s wedding day, 7/12/19. As her daughter, Donna, and her husband, Bill, walked Brittany down the aisle to meet Jarryd, Mary stood up. Mary also known as Emma, had the biggest smile on her face. She was so happy! Rest In Peace, Mary. You will be in the hearts of many people forever.

Linda Rooney

May 23, 2020

It seems like just yesterday I was hanging out at your house, swimming in the pool, eating on the back deck, smoking in the bushes, playing school in your basement...so many great memories.
Your mom was such a warm, welcoming and wonderful woman. May she rest in peace. All the Rooneys send their loving thoughts and prayers to all of your family during this sorrowful time.

Jeanie O’Connor

May 23, 2020

Such a great Irish family. You made everyone who stepped into your home feel like one of the clan- which is a wonderful gift. I will always remember you with great affection and love.


Donna Zervoulias

May 22, 2020

I have so many wonderful memories of you Mom. I miss you so much. May you Rest In Peace with Dad. I love you 😘❤️


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