Mary Louise (Nafey) Gubitose, 88, formerly of Stamford, CT, passed away Monday, November 29, 2021 at Mt. Nittany Medical Centre in State College, Pennsylvania.
Born May 30, 1933 in Stamford, CT, she was the daughter of the late Leon and beloved Mabel (Avery) Nafey.
She married her beloved husband, Joseph Amelio Gubitose, on August 4, 1951. They shared 46 years of marriage together before Joseph’s passing on September 14, 1997. They were members of the Halloween and then Stamford Yacht Club. Mary was a member of the St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Stamford. She later retired to Sun City Center, Florida with her husband. She lived out the rest of her years with her daughter Sue in Hyner, Pa.
Mary was well known for being an excellent crafter. In addition to knitting, crocheting and sewing, she was a certified teacher in the art of Bunka, a Japanese art of punch embroidery and thread painting using silk threads.
She loved to cook and bake for her family while using recipes that were passed down from the family’s Scotch-Irish, Italian, and Slovakian heritage. Mary loved to bowl and played on several leagues. She was also an avid cat lover.
Mary is survived by five children, Michael Joseph Gubitose of Wonder Lake, IL, Joseph Amelio (Barbara) Gubitose, Jr. of Mashpee, MA, Vicki Lynn (John) Conklin-Reuben of Northborough, MA, Susan Elizabeth Coover of Hyner, PA, and Christopher Bryan (Linda) Gubitose of Simpsonville, SC; 11 grandchildren, Melissa, Kristina, Joshua, Sean, David, Joseph, Kristen, Jesse, Ethan, Jake, and Bryan; 18 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; and many loved nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two beloved brothers, George and Herbert Nafey; her beloved sister, Elsie Farley; and a daughter-in-law, Brenda Gubitose.
Services will be private at the convenience of the family. Maxwell Funeral Home in Renovo, PA, has charge of arrangements.
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