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Mary Lou Twiss

Mayr Lou TwissMary Lou Twiss, 89, Watertown passed away Saturday, March 26, 2016, at Samaritan Keep Home.

A calling hour will be held on Tuesday, March 29, from 5:30 - 6:30PM at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown followed by the funeral service at the funeral home at 7:00PM with Rev. Steven Murray, pastor of Holy Family Church, presiding. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Glenwood Cemetery.

Miss Twiss was born in Watertown on March 4, 1927, daughter of Francis J. and Sybil R. O'Reilley Twiss. She was a 1944 graduate of Watertown High School. She worked for the NY Telephone Co. for 33 1/2 years. She was a communicant of Holy Family Church and a member of a bird club. Mary Lou loved Pomeranians and watching dog shows. She enjoyed traveling with her sisters to Cape Cod.

She is survived by her nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was predeceased by her two brothers, Francis J. Twiss, Jr., November 2007, and Lt. Col. (Ret.) William F. Twiss, March 2, 1995, and her two sisters, Elizabeth R. "Betty' Twiss, March 6, 2010, and Joan C. Twiss, October 24, 2012.

Donations in her name may be made to SPCA of Jefferson County, 25056 Water St., Watertown, NY 13601. Online condolences to her family may be made at www.cummingsfuneral.com.


#5 Sharon ORiley 2016-04-08 10:33
I am just learning of Mary Lou's passing. Mary Lou was my first cousin, daughter of Syrbil and Frank Twiss, and my dad William E. O'Riley, who passed away in 1957 at the age of 62. I spent many wonderful times at their house and she was well loved. I have notice my sister Mary Therese Scully in Connecticut and she did not know of this. We both offer are sincere condolences to her family and may she rest in peace she was indeed well loved. Bless you love. Sharon Rose O'Riley
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#4 Kelly Gould 2016-03-28 23:58
"Grandma" Mary was adopted by the Gould family shortly after her sister Joanie passed away in 2012, she was estranged from her other family members. My sister Kamie Gould was her hairdresser for many many years along with Betty and Joanie. When her sisters passed away Kamie became her caregiver and best friend. Mary would come to our family outings she was a part the family. Kamie was with Mary every single day. She was an excellent caregiver and took care of anything Mary needed or wanted.

When Mary went into the hospital Kamie was there with her every single day. Kamie was with Mary when she passed Saturday evening and other members of our family so she would not be alone.

"Grandma" Mary will be missed by the Gould family. Now she is with her brothers and Joanie and Betty. But, most of all she will finally be with her beloved pets.
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#3 Kim and Lee Raymond 2016-03-28 21:06
Chris and Bethany ~

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
God Bless.
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#2 Kim and Lee Raymond 2016-03-28 21:03
Chris and Bethany ~
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. God Bless.
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#1 Karen ViningPlemmons 2016-03-28 19:43
Just wanted to let Mary Lou's family know I enjoyed her friendship many years ago. I worked with Mary Lou and Joan at New York Telephone. Always had a fun time with them. May Mary Lou rest in peace. Thank You
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