Mary Lawson

Mary Ellen Lawson

1927 - 2019

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Mary Ellen Lawson 91, of Syracuse, NY passed away peacefully on Wednesday at McHarrie Life Senior Community in Baldwinsville, NY. She was born and raised in Hornell, NY and attended schools there. In 1948 she graduated from St. James Mercy Hospital School of Nursing in Hornell. She was employed there as head nurse from 1948-1955.

After marriage to her husband, Bill Lawson also of Hornell, they moved to Syracuse in 1956 where they raised their family in Fairmount, NY. Mary Ellen and Bill were communicants of Holy Family Church in Fairmount, Mary serving as a member of the Altar Rosary Society. Mary Ellen was predeceased by an infant daughter, her parents Leo & Helen Davis, husband William J. (Bill), and her brothers Martin J. Davis and James L. Davis.

She is survived by her son, James W. Lawson and his wife, Diane (Chadwick) Lawson of Apex, NC; granddaughters, Carri (Lawson) Fitzgerald and Jaime Lawson; great-granddaughter, Lawson Fitzgerald of Raleigh, NC; and nieces, nephews, and cousins from New York to Florida.

Services: 10 am Monday September 9, at Holy Family Church, 127 Chapel Drive, Syracuse, NY 13219 where A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Interment will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery Mausoleum in Dewitt, NY. There will be no calling hours.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to McHarrie Life Foundation, 7740 Meigs Road, Baldwinsville, NY 13027.



10:00 am
Monday, September 9, 2019
Holy Family Church
127 Chapel Dr.
Syracuse, New York, United States


St. Mary's Mausoleum
4100 E. Genesee St.
DeWitt, New York, United States
(315) 475-4639