Obituary of Mary Ann Mozzone
Mary Ann Mozzone
Mary Ann arrived on August 16, 1943. Daughter of Sina and John Winkler. Younger sister to Hildegard. The newest resident of Franklin Square. Mary Ann passed at The Hospice Inn in Melville, NY on November 17, 2020 after a brief and intense journey with stage four metastatic breast cancer.
In between she lived a life that can’t be squished into an obituary column. A reflection on generosity of spirit and humor (until her last days) rather than the patterned list of accomplishments, accolades, hobbies, travels, friends and family.
Memories of gooey slabs of homemade lasagna for her daughter Norie’s birthday and Christmas dinners (always followed by Carvel cake).
Family reminiscing about her famous German potato salad and creamed onions cooked in the world’s smallest kitchen.
Mischief and antics with her young Hinte cousins, stirring up trouble!
Pete, husband of over 40 years stabbing his fork into meatballs simmering on the stove on Sunday afternoons with Mary Ann yelling, “They’re not done yet!”
Endless hours turned into years of laughter and love, community and connection with friends that were family in the backyards of Wellington and Roxbury Roads.
Loves of four-leggeds; crawling into Liesel’s doghouse to share dog biscuits on Courthouse Road, moving into their newlywed apartment in Queens with tabby cat Nero, feeding Luna on Lenox Road before she even took her coat off after a day working at United Cerebral Palsy.
Mary Ann’s greatest gift: an infinite love for her daughter, Norie. For 46+ years, Mary Ann saw the light in her daughter and nourished it in her best way. She supported her unfolding into her own person, taught her the importance of friendships and of freedom, of community and of going her own way.
Mary Ann has already shown Norie three sweet signs from the other side. Norie is looking forward to the next one.
Donations can be made to Hospice Care Network, Attention: Development Department, 99 Sunnyside Blvd., Second Floor, Woodbury, NY 11787 or https://www.hospicecarenetwork.org/
“Life starts with love and ends with love.” – Santosh Kalwar