SAUGERTIES…. Marie G. Furboter, 88, of Band Camp Rd., died at her residence Saturday, May 22, 2021 surrounded by her family. Born June 22, 1932 in Brooklyn she was the daughter of the late Edwin and Mary Fawcett Fitzgerald. A Saugerties area resident since 2003 she previously resided in Westbury, L.I. Marie was an active member of St. John the Evangelist RC Church and a former member of St. Brigid’s RC Church in Westbury, Long Island. She served her church as an Altar Rosary Member, a Pre-Cana Instructor along with her husband Richard, and Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist and CCD
Marie enjoyed music and singing and studied keyboard and took voice lessons for many years. She was a member of the St. Brigid’s Choir and the National Grand Opera of Long Island. She took part in many performances of the Opera including Madame Butterfly and Tosca.
While raising her family in the 1960s and 70s, Marie was active in the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Le leche League. She learned how to “belly dance” with a neighborhood friend which she enjoyed as “good exercise” and a lot of fun. Marie was a good neighbor and always had at least 4-5 other children in the yard in addition to her own. She played cards and Mahjong with the neighborhood ladies.
Marie was a devoted wife mother and grandmother. She had a great sense of humor and is remembered by her family for her many humorous “Momisms”. Sunday dinners at her home in Westbury were always full of good food, laughter and a lot of fun.
Survivors include her husband, Richard J. Furboter with whom she recently celebrated their 65th Wedding Anniversary. Four daughters, Dianne (Douglas) Wolff of Saugerties, Donna (Victor) DeRosa of E. Norwich, Anna (Michael) Bishop of Westbury and Suzanne (Fernando) Furboter-Pena of Astoria, two sons: Richard (Donna) of East Meadow and Daniel (Christine) Furboter of Levittown. Two sisters, Ruth Sweeney and Ann Hart, 12 Grandchildren and 12 Great Grandchildren also survive as well as many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Gilbert, and her siblings: Edwin, Raymond, Joseph, Andrew, Rose and Catherine. Her Funeral Mass will take place Friday May 28 at 11am at St. Brigid’s RC Church in Westbury NY with burial to follow in Holy Rood Cemetery, Westbury NY. Friends will be received Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the Seamon-Wilsey Funeral Home, Inc. Cor. Of John & Lafayette Sts., Saugerties. Expressions of condolence may be shared with the family on Marie’s Tribute wall at SeamonWilseyFuneralHome.com. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Alzheimer's Association.
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