1931 - 2022
Mary T. Johnson (Sanfilippo), 91, born on April 20, 1931, passed away peacefully on November 27, 2022.
A loving Mom, Nana, wife, sister, and friend, she is survived by her 3 children, Patricia Fischer, Susan Brownell, and Joseph A. Johnson Jr. and his wife, Dianne. She was the proud Nana to 3 grandchildren, Zachary Fischer and his wife, Marisa, Hannah Johnson and her fiancé, Tyler Rath, and Jessica King. Mary is also survived by two of her sisters, Doris Dominicis and Phyllis Campala, as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
In October of 1955, she married the love of her life, her loving husband of 43 years, Joseph A. Johnson Sr., who predeceased her. Mary was also predeceased by brothers Peter J. Sanfilippo Jr., Ronald Sanfilippo, and sisters Patricia Miller and Barbara Cocco.
The eldest of 7 children, Mary was born in Beacon, NY to Peter J. Sanfilippo Sr. and Mary Waichausky, but she spent nearly her entire life as a proud resident of her beloved Village of Wappingers Falls, NY. An ‘Irontown’ woman at her core, she graduated from Wappingers Central High School and was named the best female athlete in her graduating class, later being inducted into the WCSD Thomas D. Macrini Sports Hall of Fame in 1999.
Mary found joy in gardening, cooking old family recipes, solving crossword puzzles, watching the NY Mets and classic movies, and listening to Frank Sinatra. Most importantly, she loved spending time with her family gathered around the dining room table, always serving a great meal and a sharing a captivating story to go with it.
Throughout the years and in all her roles in life, she touched so many hearts. Outside of being fondly known as Nana to her grandchildren, she was “Nana” to all of her children and grandchildren’s friends, and all of her extended “family.” Her feisty and loving legacy will have a lasting impression on all those whose paths crossed with hers over her lifetime. By request of the family, calling hours are private.
A graveside service will be held on Friday, December 2nd, 2022 at 12 noon at St. Mary’s Cemetery, 19 Clinton Street, Wappingers Falls, NY. Arrangements entrusted to Delehanty Funeral Home Inc., 64 E. Main Street, Wappingers Falls, NY www.delehantyfuneral.com
GRAVESIDE SERVICE & INTERMENT
Friday, December 2
St. Mary's Cemetery
19 Clinton St, Wappingers Falls, NY