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Mary T. (Schifley) Brown

July 23, 1929 ~ May 10, 2020 (age 90)


Cuba- Mary T. (Schifley) Brown of Abbott Road, Cuba, passed away Sunday (May 10, 2020) at the Olean General Hospital.

Born July 23, 1929 in Olean, she was the daughter of Henry and Florence Consedine Schifley. On August 20, 1977, she married Maynard Brown, who predeceased her on June 6, 2018.

Mary worked as the manager of personnel for Dresser Clark in Olean. She was a member of the Dresser Rand Retirees, as well as a longtime member of Our Lady of the Angels Church in Cuba.  

In her earlier years, Mary was an avid bowler.  She was devoted St. Bonaventure Bonnies Fan and held season tickets for many years.  She looked forward to traveling to New York City and going on cruises with her friends.  In her free time, she enjoyed doing Sudoku and crossword puzzles.  Mary loved to entertain and cook for her friends and family and she always enjoyed a good Manhattan.

Surviving are; one granddaughter, Heidi Brown of Cuba; two brothers, Albert (Nancy) Schifley of Olean and Donald (Nancy) Schifley of Olean; one step-daughter, Barbara Brown of Ohio; and several nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her friends and neighbors in the Abbott neighborhood, who graciously helped with checking in on her.

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by one sister, Nancy Finley; and two step-sons, Gary Brown and Kirk Brown.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of the Angels Church in Cuba, will be private.  The Rev. Dennis Mancuso, pastor, will be the celebrant.  Burial will be in St. Bonaventure Cemetery.

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