Carlisle- Marie Lucy Kistner, 99, of Ice Cave Road, died on Monday, March 20, 2017 at Cobleskill Regional Hospital after being stricken at home.
Born August 19, 1917 in Manhattan, she was the daughter of Pio and Catherine (Sardone) Scaringi.
Marie was a professional seamstress in New York City and during World War II, she became a welder on the USS Missouri at the Brooklyn Naval Yard. It was there that she met her husband-to-be, Glenn. They married on January 12, 1946 and Marie transitioned to wife and motherhood. She took great pride in her domestic skills, making her children's clothes, growing her own vegetables, and canning. In 1963 when the family moved to Carlisle, she became a nutrition aid for Cornell Cooperative Extension in Cobleskill.
She was the oldest member of St. Christopher's Episcopal Church and Daughter of the King. She belonged to the Silver Foxes and the Cobleskill Senior Citizens and was a volunteer for the hospital auxiliary.
Marie enjoyed traveling and camping with her husband and took an annual road trip with her daughter, visiting 48 states, all their capitals, and national parks. In her later years, she took an interest in watercolor painting. Marie loved animals and had many pets over the years, including dogs and her beloved cats.
Her husband, Glenn, predeceased her on February 13, 1998 and two brothers: Pasquale and Frank Scaringi.
Survivors include her two children: Kathryn (Don) Nelli of Feura Bush and Charles (Bernice) Kistner of Carlisle; two grandchildren: Kathleen (Joseph) Spaulding of Cobleskill and their daughter, Cheyenne Spaulding, and Matthew (Heather) Kistner of Richmondville; her brother, Joseph Scaringi of Yonkers; her nephews and their families: Roy Johnson and Peter Scaringi; four nieces: Ann Johnson and her family, Madeline Scaringi, Marie Scaringi, and Vicky Longo and her family; and many cousins.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 AM on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at St. Christopher's Episcopal Church, St. Christopher's Place, Cobleskill, NY. Celebrant will be The Rev. Dr. Ellen C. Neufeld. Family and friends are also invited to attend a period of visitation to be held from 6 to 8PM on Friday at Mereness-Putnam Funeral Home, 171 Elm St., Cobleskill. Burial will be at a later date in Grosvenors Corner Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Carlisle Volunteer Rescue Squad, Drawer B, Carlisle, NY 12031 or Cobleskill Regional Hospital, 178 Grandview Dr., Cobleskill, NY 12043.
Grosvenors Corners Cemetery
MAR 24. 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Mereness-Putnam Funeral Home
171 Elm Street
Cobleskill, NY, US, 12043
Mass of Christian Burial
MAR 25. 11:00 AM
St. Christopher's Episcopal Church
St. Christopher Place
Cobleskill, NY, US, 12043
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