Mary Best, 95

Mary Best
Mary Best

Mary Best, 95; of Fulton died at Michaud Residential Health Services, Fulton.

She was the daughter of the late John and Katherine (Duda) Tracz of Wola Radlow, Poland. Mrs. Best has been a resident of Fulton since 1928. She retired from Sealright, Co., Fulton after 15 years of employment. Mrs. Best was a member of the PLAV #19, and the Fulton Polish Home. She was a past communicant of St. Michael’s Church and a former St. Michael’s Bingo Worker and church volunteer.

Mrs. Best was pre-deceased by her husband James Best in 2008, son Michael Gadziala in 2006, daughter and son-in-law Helen Guiffrida in 2005 and Sonny Guiffrida in 2004, brother and sister-in-law Joseph Tracz in 2010 and Renee Tracz in 2009, step son-in-law Jerry Pontante in 1998, step son Harold Best in 1989, step son and daughter-in-law William and Kathy Best, grandchildren: Bill Best Jr., Hillary Best, and Katelyn Best all in 1987.

She is survived by her step children James (Elaine) Best or Granby, Joan Pontante of Granby, step daughter-in-law Gloria Best of Granby, brother Stanley (Bert) Tracz of Oswego, 19 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be conducted 9:00 AM Monday at Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., and 9:30 AM at Holy Trinity Church, Fulton where a mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Eric Harer. Burial will be in Fairdale Cemetery, Hannibal, NY. Calling hours will be held 2:00 to 4:00 PM Sunday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S. Fulton.