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Mary A. Pickard

July 8, 1927 ~ July 22, 2018 (age 91)

Visitation:  Friday, July 27th   9:30 -10:30 a.m. at Horton-Mathie Funeral Home 735 First St. Greenport

Church Service:  Friday, July 27th. 11:00 First Presbyterian Church, Southold with Rev. Dr. Peter Kelley officiating

Interment to follow: at Calverton National Cemetery, Calverton

Mary A. Pickard, a resident of Peconic Landing in Greenport, New York, died peacefully on July 22, 2018 at the age of 91. The youngest and last survivor of five children of the late James and Marie Pancamo of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, she was pre-deceased by her brothers Jay Pancamo, Joseph Pancamo, Anthony P. Pancamo, and beloved sister, Rose Mauro, as well as her husband of 56 years, Joseph C. Pickard, Sr. She is survived by her son, Joseph C. Pickard, Jr., and his wife, Kelly of Oyster Bay, NY; nephew Anthony P. Pancamo, Jr.  of Naples, Florida; nieces Elizabeth Franklin of Mineola, NY; Joyce Orenstein of Sayville, NY; Virginia Rogers of Monroe, NY; Valerie LaBarbera of Englewood, Florida; Debra Pancamo; numerous grandnieces, grandnephews and cousins; and beloved friends, especially life-long friend from childhood, Phyllis Elsky, of New York City .

Mary was a graduate of Hunter College in NY City with a major in Spanish and minor in Italian. Originally seeking to pursue a career in foreign-service, her path, instead, led her to St. John’s University Law School where she graduated with six (6) other women out of a class of 150 in October 1948. She spent the bulk of her legal career in private practice and the last several years before retiring in the Nassau County Attorney’s office. She was a member and active participant in the Community Church of Syosset, NY; the Brookville Reformed Church, NY; and the First Presbyterian Church of Southold, NY. She was an active member of the Syosset-Woodbury Republican Club, the Garden Club, and volunteer at the Syosset Senior Center. Mary deeply loved her family, enjoyed travel and life-time learning.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: Alzheimer's Association PO Box 96011 Washington DC 20090-6011.

Donations may be made to:

Alzheimer's Association
P.O. Box 96011, Washington D.C. DC 20090-6011

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