Mary Anne Chylinski, age 60, passed away on Saturday, July 11, 2020 after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer. She was the daughter of Edmund Chylinski, Sr. and Anna Dorothy Chylinski. In addition to her parents, she was pre-deceased by her sisters, Susan and Nancy.
Mary Anne is survived by her brothers, Edmund, Mark (Terry), and Gary, as well as many nieces and nephews. Mary Anne held a special place in her heart for her stepchildren, Tony Lombardo (Rachel) and Krista Thomas (Matt) and their children, Evelyn and Mason. Mary Anne is also survived by her best friend and spouse, Christa LaFranier, with whom she shared a passion for travel and adventure, daily laughs, tenderness, and a deep love. Together they enjoyed their time with their precious dog, Ruben.
Mary Anne was a dedicated special education teacher at Goff Middle School where she touched the lives of so many with her compassion. She will be remembered by friends and family as a gentle soul, who took the time to listen, to laugh, and to love. Her determination to live a full life and her competitive spirit fueled her to the end. Her warmth and kind heart radiated in her smile and beautiful blue eyes. She left a lasting impression on everyone who met her and will be sorely missed by all.
An outdoor celebration of life service in honor of Mary Anne will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, Aug 15, 2020 at Compassionate Funeral Care, 402 Maple Ave. (Rte 9 and/or Marion Ave.), Saratoga Springs, NY. Family and friend may call from 12 noon to 2 pm prior to the service at the funeral home
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