|Mary M. DiGiovanni
Mary left this world on June 28, 2010, to go to a better world, a more pleasant and peaceful world called heaven. She put up a courageous two year battle with cancer, never giving up.
She was born on March 12, 1941 in Beacon, the daughter of Andrew and Mary Burke Pavelock.
She was blessed with two wonderful sons that any mother would be proud of, Joseph and Paul. She was also blessed with a beautiful daughter-in-law, Linda and six beautiful grandchildren: Lauren, Joseph, Paul Michael, Annalise, Autumn and Aaron. She wishes you much success, peace, and happiness as you continue to travel through life’s journey. She is also survived by a former daughter-in-law, Tina DiGiovanni and her husband, Lann Rubin, and their children, Lann Jr. and Stefano. She leaves this world with beautiful memories of her brothers and sister-in-law, Andrew and Marie Pavelock and Donald Pavelock. She is also survived by her ex-husband, Victor and his wife Carol, with whom she maintained a wonderful relationship; mother-in-law Marian DiGiovanni; her sisters-in-law Loretta and her husband, Gary Heinz and Lorraine and her husband, Rico Veliz; brother-in-law, Albert and his wife, Carol DiGiovanni; as well as many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister-in-law, Irene Pavelock.
She was an active parishioner of St. Joachim – St. John Church and was involved with numerous church ministries and committees including Lector, Choir Member, Special Minister of the Eucharist, Adult Altar Server, Women’s Club, Rosary Group, Liturgy Committee, and the Outreach Program.
The family would like to thank the priests of St. Joachim – St. John Church, Fr. Nolan, Fr. Fabian, Fr. Irenaeous and Fr. Joseph as well as all her beloved friends who were always there for her. All the prayers, love, and concern helped her get through this difficult time in her life. The family would also like to thank Hudson Valley Hematology Oncology Associates, Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Oncology Floor, the City of Beacon Fire Department, Beacon Volunteer Ambulance Corps, and all of the wonderful people of Wingate at Beacon.
In her final moments, there is no doubt that her spirit reached out to comfort and reassure her adoring children and grandchildren that the profound love she had for them while living would continue to endure. The love she had for her family was unconditional, humble, and pure.
She was thankful for all the people she had the opportunity to befriend in her lifetime. If you feel that she has touched your life, then rest assured that you have also touched hers.
Now she rests so she can appreciate what God has in store for her. She hopes that everyone will continue to carry God’s love in their hearts until we meet again.
The family will receive their friends on Thursday, July 1, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Halvey Funeral Home, Inc., 24 Willow Street, Beacon.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Friday, July 2, at 10 a.m. at St. Joachim’s, 51 Leonard Street, Beacon.
Interment will follow in St. Joachim’s Cemetery, 303 Washington Avenue, Beacon.
Arrangements are under the supervision of Peter T. and Patrick J. Halvey.