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Mary Ellen Colucy

September 3, 1941 — June 20, 2021

Mary Ellen Colucy, 79, of Syracuse, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 20, 2021, surrounded by her family. A lifetime resident of the Syracuse area, she completed undergraduate studies from Le Moyne College and earned her Master’s in Education from SUNY Cortland. Mary Ellen was a primary schoolteacher at St. Patrick’s School and St. John Ukrainian Catholic School for many years. A communicant of The Church of St. Michael & St. Peter, she was actively involved with bible study, the Haiti Committee, the Altar Rosary Society and was a Eucharistic minister. She enjoyed book club, sewing and playing Bridge and Mahjong.

Mary Ellen was predeceased by her husband, Michael Colucy; and brother, Stephen Kulba Jr.

Surviving are her daughters, Deborah “Debbie” Wolcott of Rochester Hills, MI and Barbara “Bonnie” (Michael) Hebert of Wilmington, MA; and grandchildren, Victoria (Alex) Schmidt, Rebecca Wolcott, Samuel Wolcott IV and Danielle and Jenny Hebert.

Relatives and friends may call Thursday, June 24 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Buranich Funeral Home, 5431 W. Genesee St., Camillus.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, June 25 at 11 a.m. in The Church of St. Michael & St. Peter, Syracuse. Mary Ellen will be laid to rest in St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery, Syracuse.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the CNY SPCA, 5878 E. Molloy Rd., Syracuse, NY 13211 or to The Church of St. Michael and St. Peter, 4782 W. Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse, NY 13215 or to St. Labre Indian School at or to St. Joseph’s Indian School at
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Thursday, June 24, 2021

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Funeral Mass

Friday, June 25, 2021

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The Church of St. Michael & St. Peter

4782 West Seneca Turnpike, SYRACUSE, NY 13215

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