In Memory | Mary Navin


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Mary E. Navin of Southbury, CT, passed away Monday June 5, 2023, in Southbury at the age of 88. Mary was born September 26, 1934, in Manhattan, NY, daughter of the late Eugene and Dolores (O’Neill) Armstrong. She graduated from Dominican Academy High School in 1956, then she received her Associated degree from Amherst College.

On September 21, 1963, she married James G. Navin in Jackson Heights. They moved to North Salem, NY in 1969. James predeceased Mary in 2006. Mary then moved to Southbury, CT, in 2008. Mary had worked as a secretary for Grolier in Danbury, CT, retiring in 1992. She had also worked in her earlier years at American Airlines and NBC. Mary was very involved in St. Lawrence O’Toole Church and the choir, she was very active in the Vails Grove Community Center, organized teenage dances at the Vails Pavilion and stayed in touch with her college friends and loved to travel and have fun.

Mary is survived by her three children; James Navin of Southbury, CT, Susan Helbing and her husband Gary of Danbury, CT, Julia Navin of Southbury, CT; sister Joan Giese of Smithtown, NY and grandson Dylan Helbing. She was predeceased by her sister Mary Angerano.

A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Friday June 9, 2023, at 11:00 am at St. Lawrence O’Toole Church followed by the burial in St. Lawrence O’Toole Cemetery in Brewster, NY. Calling hours will be held Friday morning prior to mass from 9:00 am to 10:30 am at the Beecher Funeral Home, 1 Putnam Ave., Brewster, NY. Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of New York.

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