Mary E. Ceccolini, 85, Of Ossining

OSSINING, N.Y. – Mary E. Ceccolini, a longtime Ossining resident, died Sunday March 1. She was 85.

Ceccolini was born in Tarrytown on Feb. 22, 1930, to Bernard and Theresa Malone Cudney, and was raised in Pocantico Hills.

She graduated from Mount St. Vincent College, later receiving a master's degree from Manhattanville College and teaching in the Ossining Public Schools for 24 years.

Ceccolini married Vincent J. Ceccolini on Sept. 11, 1954, settling in Ossining.

She moved to Cortlandt Manor, eventually becoming a member of the Cortlandt Senior Citizens, having been a member of the Ossining Historical Society.

Ceccolini was predeceased by her husband, daughter Susan and siblings Carol, Patricia, Constance and Michael. She is survived by her children, Vincent and his wife, Eloise, of Stormville, Jane Collins and her husband, Stephen, of Hamilton, Mass., John and his partner, Pawadee; and her grandchildren, Michael, Danielle, Brendan and Brianna.

Visiting hours will be Thursday, March 5, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Coffey Funeral Home. Funeral Mass information is available at

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Ossining Historical Society, 196 Croton Ave., Ossining, NY 10562, would be appreciated. 

to follow Daily Voice Ossining and receive free news updates.