Marie B. (Baranello) Mowins February 18, 2022 Marie B. (Baranello) Mowins, 90, of Camillus, passed away on February 18, 2022. This was when the Lord whispered for her to come home following an eight-year struggle with debilitating dementia. Marie was born and raised in Syracuse. She graduated from Valley High School and worked at the New York Telephone Co. as an accountant clerk. Marie built many friendships that continued beyond her retirement in 1991. In 2005, Marie lost her soulmate, Donald Mowins. “Donnie and Marie” were a fun-loving special couple. Marie was predeceased by her parents Clara and Stanley Baranello, daughter Phyllis Bernet, sisters Rita, Evelyn and Claire and brothers Carl and Stanley. Marie is survived by her children Lisa Kanerviko (Arthur), Christine Raus, Rock Carbone (Debra), Gregg Mowins (Rob Leasure), Nancy Farrar (Edward), Sandra Battaglia (Edward), grandchildren Makayla, Nolita (Wayne), Zachariah, Danielle (Jose), Rocco (Dorothy), Rachele, Kevin, Michael (Katie), 10 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Marie was a devout Catholic. Her strong beliefs got her through the trials that she was handed in life. Marie’s happy place was her home. She loved cooking, baking and entertaining, especially around the pool. Marie rarely missed a day at the New York State Fair and looked forward to any department store sales. She was always dressed for cultural festivals, parades, and S.U. Game days. Marie was a member of the New York Telephone Pioneers, Elks Women’s Auxiliary, Up Downtowners, Guardian Angel Society and Special Olympics volunteer. Marie was a participant in the foster grandparent program at Catholic Charities and opened her home to the children of the House of Providence on many occasions. Calling hours will be held from 10:00 – 11:45 am on Wednesday, February 23, 2022, at Holy Family Church, 127 Chapel Drive, Syracuse, NY followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 12:00 pm. Marie will be laid to rest beside her husband at Onondaga County Veterans Memorial Cemetery. A special thanks to Stephanie, Marie’s care coordinator and to her current caregivers Melanie, Malorie, Carolyn, Karen, Judy and all who created a loving and caring atmosphere for Marie. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Francis House, 108 Michaels Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13208. WORDS OF COMFORT MAY BE EXPRESSED AT TJPFUNERALHOME.COM
Published by Syracuse Post Standard from Feb. 19 to Feb. 20, 2022.