Scottsburg: April 3, 2017 peacefully at home at age 86 years. Predeceased by her husband Stephen J. Cowley Jr. & daughters Bonnie Raponi and Laura Slater. Survived by children; Debbie Johnston of GA, Sherry Cowley (Brian Barnett) of Scottsburg, Stephen Michael Cowley of Dansville, Suzanne Wratni of GA, Mark Cowley of NC, and Michelle Cowley (James Binder) of Scottsburg. Grandchildren; Toni, Sarah, Eric, Jenny, SJ, Mandy, Matt, Adam, Ashley, Charlotte, Jill, Stephanie, Christina, Caren, Rachel, and Emily & 25 great-grandchildren.
Mary was born on August 25, 1930 in Conesus, NY to parents Lowell & Edith Struble. She married Stephen J. Cowley Jr. on July 5, 1952 and they raised their family in Scottsburg. She was a busy mother taking care of children and also working selling Avon in the area. Both Mary and her husband Stephen volunteered at the Sparta Center Fire Department. They lived a good simple life and enjoyed many years together.
Funeral services will be held privately. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sparta Center Fire Department, 8479 Reeds Corners Road, Dansville, NY 14437. Arrangements entrusted to the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., Livonia-Honeoye. To send a condolence please visit: