Mary R. Esgro, 91, a lifelong Jessup resident, died Sunday at the home of her daughter
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and son-in-law in Jessup. She was the wife of Francis D. Esgro Sr., who died August
Born in Jessup, she was the daughter of the late Francis and Eva Ostrowski Siko.
She attended Jessup High School and was employed in the garment industry for 40 years,
and then worked for 25 years for Supermarket Services.
She was a member of St. Mary's Assumption Church, now Queen of Angels Parish, Jessup.
Mary was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, and a fantastic cook.
Her door was always open and there was always an empty chair waiting for someone
to sit at her table and eat. She loved her weekly trips to the casinos, and she
enjoyed spending time with her entire family and especially cooking. for the holidays.
Her family would like to thank the VNA Hospice staff especially: Mary Kay, Sheri,
Dorothy, Nancy, Kelly, Connie, Mike and most of all to Karen Brady.
Surviving are: her daughter & caregiver, Eve Ann ·Gnall and husband John(Mary's
"sidekick"), Jessup; her sons: Dominick and wife Mary Ann, Thomas and wife Joan,
Steve and wife Carolyn, & Tony and wife Lynne, all of Jessup; a daughter-in-law
Delia Esgro, Archbald; 15 grandchildren: Dominick, Catherine, Francis, Christopher,
Thomas, Desiree, William, Ben, Francine,; John, Gus, Stephanie, Mary Elise, Anthony,
& Nicholas; 10 great-grandchildren: Dominick, Thomas,Robert, Dominique, Emily, Caleb,
Daniel, Tanner, Tyler, & Johnny; 2 sisters: Frances "Bebe" Wallace, Jessup, and
Eleanor Reisner, Bloomsburg; a sister-in-law Freda Siko, Hanover Twp.; nieces,
nephews, & cousins; and her special "second daughter" ., her niece, “Shi” Cacciamani, Jessup.
She was also preceded in death by her son Francis D. Esgro Jr.; 3 brothers: Anthony,
Frank, and Walter Siko; and her sister Christine McClaton.
Graveside services with entombment in St. Mary's Cemetery Mausoleum, Montdale.
Arrangements by the Arthur A. Albini Funeral Home, 1003 Church St., Jessup.