Mary Albarino

Mary Ellen Albarino (Ward)

Saturday, March 27, 1954 - Thursday, January 21, 2021
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March 27, 1954 – January 21, 2021
Cornwall, NY

Mary Ellen (Ward) Albarino of Cornwall, NY passed away on January 21, 2021, at the age of 66. The daughter of the late Joseph L. and Sheila Blaine Ward, she was born on March 27, 1954, in Cornwall, NY.

Mary Ellen was a graduate of Thevenet Hall Academy High School and St. John’s University. She was a retired Guidance Counselor at John S. Burke Catholic High School in Goshen, NY and served as a member of the Board of Trustees of Thevenet Montessori School.

Mary Ellen is survived by her beloved children: Tracy (Nicholas) Sypher and their daughter Susannah of New Hampton, NH; Patricia (Craig) Yustein and their children Julia and Adam of Monroe; and John (Emma) Albarino and their children Declan and Owen of Cornwall; Anthony (Lisa) Albarino and their children Michael, Kaitlyn and Nicholas of Slate Hill; her brother: Joseph L. (Anne) Ward, Jr.; her sister: Joanne T. (Ed) Fornusek. She is also survived by aunts and uncles; a niece and nephew; grandnieces; and more cousins than she could possibly count.

A Mass of Christian Burial and Interment will take place privately. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

Arrangements are entrusted to Quigley-Sullivan Funeral Home, Inc.; to send condolences please go to
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    St. Thomas Cemetery
    Mailler Avenue
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A Mass of Christian Burial and Interment will take place privately. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.


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Karen Denisi

Posted at 09:19am
Dear Joanne, Joe and Family,
So sorry for your loss. I had the joy of reconnecting with Mel in recent years and we so enjoyed going to the Canterbury and Jakes for dinner with Mel and Susan. Her twinkling blues eyes and beautiful warm smile always lit up the room and our hearts. She was a treasure who will be missed.
Karen (the other Hennesseys) Denisi

Stephen Hennessey

Posted at 02:39pm
To Joanne & Joe & all family & friends. Mel was a very longtime friend & the best neighbor that anyone could hope for. She will be sadly missed by the entire Hennessey family: Lorraine, Ruth, Mark & myself. Maple St. will never be the same again. Best wishes--Steve Hennessey, 101 Willow Ave., Cornwall.

Jane Harkinson

Posted at 05:24pm
My deepest sympathy to the Ward-Albarino families. When I think of Mel it is always with a smile on her face. She had a matchless sense of humor that could light up any room. Family was everything to her. She will be missed..
Jane Harkinson

Tom Walraven

Posted at 09:21pm
So very sad to hear of Mel’s passing. A lifelong friend and an original Maple Street kid. To Joanne and Joe, my heartfelt condolences to you and your families. This one hits home as since I’ve been back in Cornwall Mel and I spoke frequently at Dunkin and thoroughly enjoyed telling all the young kids working the counter that we went to kindergarten together. She wouldn’t trade places with any of us now, I will truly miss her.

Lynn Giordano (Murphy)

Posted at 07:18pm
I fondly remember Ms. Albariño from my St. Thomas school days. She was my favorite teacher. She was always smiling and cheerful. My sympathy to all of those who are grieving this loss.

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