Brunswick- Mary Jane (Brothers) Cocca, 86, a resident of Brunswick since 1966, passed away peacefully, Monday, May 4, 2015, at the Eddy Geriatric Center in Troy, after a long illness, with Mary Ann and George her side.
Born June 18, 1928 in Troy, Mrs. Cocca was the daughter of the late Peter and Mary Agnes (Gettings) Brothers, and the beloved wife of the late Arthur W. Cocca, who past away on March 6, 2015.
Mrs. Cocca was a graduate of Watervliet High School. After graduation, Mary Jane went to work for the former Cluett, Peabody, and Company in Troy. While there she was set up on a blind date where she met her future husband of 58 years, Arthur W. Cocca. After marrying, they moved to Geneva, New York where Mary Jane became an executive secretary for Sterns Nursery. She worked for Sterns until leaving in August, 1959 to raise her family.
She was a communicant of Our Lady of Victory Church in Sycaway, and a former member and past president of the Hoosick-Milne Home Bureau. In her quiet time she enjoyed gardening, sewing and cooking, but most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family.
Mrs. Cocca is survived by a daughter MaryAnn (George Koch) Cocca of Brunswick, a son Michael (Jeanne Bonner) Cocca of Atlanta, two grandsons, Arthur N. Cocca Jr. of Schenectady and Leonardo Patrick Cocca of Atlanta and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a son, Arthur N. Cocca Sr. and a brother, William Brothers and several sisters and brothers–in-law.
A funeral service will be held on Monday, May 18, 2015, at 7:00 P.M. at the Howard B. Tate & Son Funeral Home Inc., 2237 NY Route 7, located in Raymertown with family friend, Daniel McIntyre, officiating. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Monday, from 4:00-7:00 P.M. prior to the service.
Committal prayers beginning at 10:00 A.M. at the funeral home on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, will be followed by burial in the family plot at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Watervliet.
Memorial contributions if desired may be made to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, 901 E. Street NW #100, Washington DC 20004 in memory of Mary Jane Cocca.