Mary Grace Tesoriero, 73, 06/26/2008

OSWEGO, NY – Mary Grace Tesoriero, 73 of East Seventh Street, Oswego died Thursday morning June 26, 2008, at Oswego Hospital after a short illness.

Mrs. Tesoriero was born in Fulton the daughter of the late Joseph and Catina (Cocopoti) Muscolino.

Mary Grace TesorieroShe has been a resident of Oswego most of her life.

Mrs. Tesoriero was the administrative secretary at the Oswego Shopper for more than 30 years.

Mrs. Tesoriero enjoyed making wedding cakes.

She was a member of Aurora of CNY, the Golden Age, and the Eagles Fan Club.

She was a member of the Thursday night Bowling League, and she was an avid Yankees fan.

Mrs. Tesoriero was predeceased by her husband, John Tesoriero, in 1981; her son, Robert Scott Tesoriero, in 1984; her great-grandson, Tristan Strong, in 2001; and her sister, Genevieve DeBuque, in 1976.

Mrs. Tesoriero is survived by two sons, John (Lisa) Tesoriero of Oswego and James (Robin) Tesoriero of Oswego; six daughters, Roxanne (Paul) Johnson of Tennessee, Theresa (Pat) Strong of Oswego, Denise (Doug) Merrill of Oswego, Judy (Scott) Parsons of Kentucky, Lisa (Scott Manchin) Tesoriero of Kirkville and Patricia Tesoriero of NYC; one brother, Joseph (Patricia) Muscolino of Fulton; 14 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and her loving cat, Ricco.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 9:30 a.m. at the Sugar and Scanlon Funeral Home, with Pastor Bruce Schrader.

Burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery.

Calling hours will be Sunday 1 – 4 p.m. at the Sugar and Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. Fourth St.

Contributions may be made to OCVI (Oswego County Visual Impaired) at 9 Fourth Ave., Oswego, NY 13126.


  1. Mary was a true friend to me. I will miss her very much. She loved her family and they surely loved her. My sincere sympathy to all of you. I know your grief at this time. Rembember all the wonderful times you shared.

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