Mary M. Antonucci, 97 Joined Women’s Army Corps for WWII, Settled in Oneonta

In Memoriam

Mary M. Antonucci, 97

Joined Women’s Army Corps
for WWII, Settled in Oneonta

Mary M. Antonucci

ONEONTA – Mary M. Antonucci of Country Club Road, Oneonta NY died peacefully at Fox Nursing Home after a brief illness.

Born on May 24, 1924, Mary was the second of seven children born to Konstanty and Julia Sroczyk Guszcza. She grew up in Auburn, NY. Her parents were Polish immigrants who taught her the importance of hard work and helping others.

In 1944, Mary joined the Women’s Army Corps. She was stationed in Tampa, Florida where she met and married Air Force Sergeant Frank R Antonucci in 1946. Mary and Frank were both excellent dancers and enjoyed going dancing at parties and family weddings.

Frank remained in the Air Force and the family lived in Cleveland Ohio, Auburn, NY, Munich and Wiesbaden, Germany before settling in Oneonta in 1955.

Mary was a parishioner at St. Mary’s Church where she was a member of the Rosary Society. She was active in the American Legion where she was Secretary/Treasurer.

Mary enjoyed traveling and playing cards with friends. She was a great cook known for her cheesecake, and who was always in search of the perfect pie crust. She was also an expert seamstress.

Mary was a loving mother to her son Frank and daughter, Barbara Antonucci. She was preceded in death by her husband Frank in 2006, and by brothers Stanley, John, Joseph, Walter and Bernard Guszcza and sister Victoria Kyrtak.

Mary is survived by her son Frank Antonucci, Jr. (Mary Ellen) of Goodyear Lake, and daughter Barbara Antonucci of Raleigh, NC, grandchildren Donald Antonucci(Julie) of Oregon, Philip Antonucci(Christina) of Virginia and Jeremy Bickers of North Carolina. Also surviving are great grandchildren, Katie Antonucci, C.J. Antonucci, Caroline Antonucci and Ariana Antonucci. She leaves several nieces and nephews including Michael Schraeder, Susan Guszcza, Joseph G Guszcza, Mary Ellen Guszcza, James Guszcza, Joseph C Guszcza and George Guszcza.

A funeral mass at St. Mary’s Church, Oneonta, and burial in Mt. Calvary Cemetery will take place in the Spring.

Donations in Mary’s memory may be made to St. Mary Church Food Pantry, 39 Walnut Street, Oneonta.

Arrangements are by the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, Oneonta.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Antonucci family.

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