Mary Cecere (née Schappert), 103 years young, passed away Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017. She was the devoted wife of the late Michael J. Cecere Sr.; beloved mother of Michael J. Cecere Jr. (the late Margaret); dear grandmother of Michael J. III (Beth), Paul G. (Christine), Maria R. (Donna) and Christine Imrie (Robert); loving great-grandmother to Michelle, Jessica, Bethany, Lauren, Gabrielle, James, Conor, Hannah and Allie; and great-great-grandmother to Sean and Lena. A native of Wilkes-Barre, Mary was the youngest of 11 and lost her parents when she was a baby. She was raised by her siblings and is survived by many loving nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Cecere Family Funeral Home, 2283 Grand Ave., Baldwin, N.Y. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday in St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Church, Wilkes-Barre. Interment will be held in St. Mary's Cemetery, Wilkes-Barre. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital in Mary's memory would be appreciated. Please visit www.CecereFamilyFunerals.com .
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