Mary K. Gagliardi, 51, of Old Greenwich passed away peacefully in her childhood home surrounded by family on April 29, 2021 following a 2½ year battle with cancer.
Mary was born in Poughkeepsie, NY, September 3, 1969; a daughter of Joseph F. and Kathryn (Glavin) Gagliardi of Riverside, CT. She is pre deceased by grandparents Charles Clarke & Elizabeth “Betsy” Glavin of Greenwich, CT and Honorable Joseph & Eleanor Gagliardi of Larchmont, NY; and survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Mary graduated from Providence College and after working several years with Oxford Health; she landed her dream job working at International Exposition Company in Westport, CT. She loved the challenge the work provided and the camaraderie she had with so many of her co-workers. The Steven’s family treated her as family and really meant it.
Mary was exceptionally good at staying in touch with all her siblings, nieces, nephews, cousins and Aunts & Uncles and had a special talent for finding the perfect greeting card for everyone no matter what the occasion. Mary had a gift for always knowing the name of any actor on TV or in a movie, making beautiful needlepoint pictures for many family members and making delicious cookies.
Mary was an active member of her Church and her strong faith was exemplified in the manner in which she lived. It was a beautiful revelation to learn Mary died on the Feast Day of St. Catherine of Siena, who herself was another strong woman of faith. Mary experienced many challenges throughout her life, yet handled them with grace, humility and her quick and wonderful sense of humor. She will be missed by all whose lives she has touched and subsequently learned to be better humans through her example.
She is survived by her sister Anne Herzog and her husband Stephen, and brothers Joseph Gagliardi and his wife Mary and Clarke Gagliardi and his wife Kara. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00am on Tuesday, May 04, 2021 at St. Catherine of Siena Church in Riverside, CT. Information for the live streaming of the funeral service will be on leopgallaghergreenwich.com. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to St. Catherine’s or a favorite charity of your own.