Mary E. Gosek, 55

OSWEGO, NY – Mary E. Gosek, 55, and a resident of Oswego Town passed away Saturday morning June 3, 2017, at her home surrounded by her family.

Mary E. Gosek
Mary E. Gosek

She was born in Clifton Springs and was the daughter of Bruce G. and Patricia E. Celso Lester.

Mary was the wife of Edward J. Gosek.

She was a graduate of Oswego High School and Oswego State University.

Mary had been employed for 34 years as a computer program analyst at Oswego State University until her recent retirement.

She was the founder of Peaceful Remedies and was the president of the Oswego Chapter of Hope For Heather.

Mary was also an active member of the Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance.

She was an avid fan of Oswego hockey.

She was a communicant of St. Joseph’s Church and St. Stephen’s Church.

In addition to her parents and husband, Mary is survived by one daughter, Sarah E. Gosek of Rochester; one son, Jeremy E. Gosek of New York, NY; four sisters, Joan M. (Sean) Kesselring of Dewitt, Donna L. (Tom) Handley, Sara E. (Stephen) Davis and Susan K. (Andrew) DiBlasi all of Oswego.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in St. Joseph’s Church.

Burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery.

Calling hours will be held Tuesday 3-8 p.m. at the Dain-Cullinan Funeral Home.

Mary’s family would like to extend its thanks to Dr. Douglas Bunn and Dr. Thomas Hanna for the loving care that they provided to Mary during her illness.

Contributions may be made in Mary’s memory to Peaceful Remedies,, Hope For Heather,, or Hockey Coaches Care,


  1. Dear Lester Family,

    I am so sad to learn about Mary. Please know that my prayers and thoughts are with all of you.

    Colleen Kenney LaTray

  2. Ed, Sarah and Jeremy
    We are so very sorry to learn of your loss. Mary was such an outgoing and sunny person, as newcomers to the Lakers she immediately made us feel welcome and comfortable. We always looked forward to seeing her, and she always took the time to come over and gab. We’re thinking of you at this difficult time. Dave and Michele Farris.

  3. To the Lester and Gosek families, may Mary’s smile be the light of peace for you all. Prayers.

    Connie Cosemento

  4. We are so sorry to hear of Mary’s passing! Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time! She was a hero to all cancer victims and their families and will continue to shine her light and smile from above! Dennis and Melanie Russell

  5. Ed, Sarah and Jeremy,
    So sad to hear of Mary’s passing, a warm and welcoming person. She made us feel welcome in Oswego from day one. Our thoughts are with you during these difficult days.

    Tim & Coral

  6. Dear Ed and Lester Family – I am so sorry for this devastating loss. Although I didn’t see much of Mary in my adult life, I remember her as a bright kind outgoing spirit. I got to know Mary as a kid because I was friends with Lisa Chermack. My thoughts and prayers are with you now!
    Linda (Viertel) Fasano

  7. My deepest condolences to the Gosek and Lester families. Mary will be missed by all. It was great being able to see Mary when she joined Ed and the Lakers on their 2011 playoff visit to Minneapolis, at the University of Minnesota. To Vicki, Elaine, Diana, and Sue, stay strong and keep the friendships going. Dan Mulcahey

  8. Our sincere condolences to Ed and Mary’s family. We are very thankful to the kindness and warmth Mary has shown our son and fellow players and friends of Laker Hockey. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you. Jeff & MaryJane Herlihey.

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