East Longmeadow- Mary Lucy (Adornato) Cross, 69, passed away at home, after a admirable battle with illness, surrounded by her loving family on January 9, 2020. She was born in Springfield on September 22, 1950 to the late John and Catherine (Fimognari) Adornato. Mary graduated from Cathedral High School in 1968 and attended STCC to earn an associate’s degree in business. She worked throughout Baystate Health for 22 years, retiring as an administrative assistant to the Sr. Vice President. Mary was a member of the Italian Cultural Center, a communicant of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel and a member of the Women’s Guild. Mary had a passion for knitting, and her greatest joy was being with her family, especially her grandchildren. She leaves behind her husband Lewis Cross, her devoted sons Jason Cross and his wife Robin of Longmeadow and Anthony Cross and his wife Erica of Amherst, 3 grandchildren Julia, Dominic and Madison, 2 sisters Concetta Shackleton of Daly City CA and Ann Grimaldi and her husband Fred of Agawam, and sister-in-law Barbara Adornato-Guardione of Longmeadow. In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her brothers John and Paul Adornato. She was beloved by her many nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephews, along with generations of cousins both here and in Locri, Italy. Services are entrusted to Forastiere Smith Funeral & Cremation and will be held privately by her family. Memorial contributions made in Mary’s name may be made to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church-Building Fund, 123 Williams Street, Springfield, MA. www.forastiere.com.
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