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Mary (Royce) Gayford

Born: Thu., Jun. 8, 1939
Died: Sun., Feb. 12, 2017

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Fillmore --- Mary Royce Gayford of 36 S. Genesee Street died Sunday, February 12, 2017 in her home. She was born on June 8, 1939 in Angelica, a daughter of the late Otis and Isabelle Woodruff Royce. On June 29, 1957 she married Gary Gayford who survives.


Mary was a graduate of Angelica Central School, class of 1957.  While there, she participated in the band, debate club, and she was also a cheerleader for basketball.


In 1960, she and Gary bought a house on South Genesee Street in Fillmore. They have lived there ever since. 


She worked at many local companies, including Fillmore Central School, Fillmore Hotel, Jubilee Grocery Store, and Robeson's Appliances in Castile.  She also cooked and tended bar at the Birdsall Inn for her sister Thelma.


Surviving in addition to her husband are their two sons, Norman (Mary) Gayford, of Warsaw, Bradley (Gina) Gayford of Rochester, three grandchildren, Ian (Samantha) Gayford, Margaret Gayford, and Cameron Gayford and a niece special to her, Debbie Ellwood, as well as many nephews and nieces.


In addition to her parents she was predeceased by a brother Walter Royce and two sisters, Lucille Scott and Thelma Bennett.


At Mary's request there will be no visitation. A celebration of life will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family.  


Memorials if desired to: Fillmore Rescue Squad, PO Box 53, Fillmore, NY 14735

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Linda Faecke Bledsoe
   Posted Tue February 14, 2017
My Dear Gary, I am so very, very sorry to hear of Mary's passing. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Mary is in a far better place which is difficult for you to see now. Believe me, I know! It's very, very difficult. Am so glad you have two wonderful children to help you through this.
With love in Christ!

Valerie Relyea
   Posted Tue February 14, 2017
Norm, Sorry to hear of your mother's passing. I hope it was peaceful for her and that your family can find peace and will soon have smiles as you share and remember your mom.

cynthia Alvord and James Mitri
   Posted Wed February 15, 2017
Brad and Gina,

Jim and I send our deepest condolences to you at the passing of your mother. We will send lots of prayers to you both and your family.

Jim and cindy

Dewey and Bernice Perry
   Posted Thu March 16, 2017
Dewey and I send our deepest sympathy, to you and your family,May God Bless and care for you.

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