May Her Soul Rest In Peace

Age 66 

Mary Ann Burbage

With great sadness I wish to inform our many friends from the "Old Neighborhood" that my Wife MaryAnn Burbage (Cihanek) passed away on 1/12/10. MaryAnn had two heart valves replaced in November, 2009, and we looked forward to her returning to good health six weeks or so after. God had other plans ....He took her home. We would have been married 44 years this coming June. MaryAnn was my Wife, my Partner, my Companion, my Friend .....I miss her dearly every day and always will. MaryAnn and I graduated from Sts. Peter & Paul in 1957. MaryAnn and I graduated respectively from Cathedral High School and St. Helena High School in 1961. I  went on to Holy Apostles Seminary believing I had a "calling" for the priesthood.  Two years later, I discovered it was a "wrong number"!  I immediately visited my "pen pal" ....MaryAnn ......the rest is history. We were happily married and have four children, three married, one with "special needs", and two grandchildren, with many wonderful and fond memories. She was very special to her family and friends and will be greatly missed by all. May she rest in peace.....      Bill Burbage.

TIMES-HERALD OBIT 

Mary Ann Burbage of Highland Mills, passed away on Tuesday, January 12, 2010, surrounded by her loving family. She was 66 years old. The daughter of the late Mary Yost Cihanek and Vincent Cihanek, she was born on November 28, 1943 in the Bronx. She was a parishioner of St. Patrick's Church, Highland Mills, a member of Cornwall Yacht Club Ladies Auxiliary, and a former member of U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotia 20-07. A family statement reads: "Mary Ann was a wonderful and loving wife, mother, grandmother, and sister. She was full of life and selfless in everything that she did. She loved spending time with her family and looked forward to every opportunity to do so. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her, especially her family. She will be forever in our hearts." Survivors include her husband, Bill of 44 years, at home; her two daughters, Mary Catherine Jones and her husband, Art of Warwick and Kathleen Burbage of Harris; two sons, Bill Burbage of Highland Mills and Sean Burbage and his wife, Stacy of Bloomingburg; two grandchildren, Kelsey and Brendan; one brother, James Cihanek of Fairview, NJ. Visitation was held from 7-9 p.m., Saturday, January 16, and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Sunday, January 17, at Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Home, 515 Route 32, Highland Mills. A Funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m., Monday, January 18, at Sacred Heart Church, 26 Still Rd., Monroe. Interment followed in Warwick Cemetery, Warwick. Memorial contributions may be made to The Center for Discovery, PO Box #840, Harris, NY 12742. Arrangements by Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Home; 845-782-8185 or www.ssqfuneralhome.com.  

CONDOLENCES

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January 15, 2010
Bill: My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort. We all will miss Mary Ann very much. With deep sympathy, Mary Berenson (Dr. Klein's Nurse) ~ Mary Berenson, Monroe, New York

January 15, 2010
Dear Bill & Family: My heart goes out to you all. Mary Ann was such a wonderful spirit in this world. My thoughts and prayers will be with you. Ilsa Sonnenschein, Rock Hill, New York

January 15, 2010
Dear Bill & Family: There are no words to express my sadness at losing Maryann. She was dynamic, funny, tough as nails in the face of any adversity, loving kind and always giving. Our chats were always laced with her humor and always ended with love. She will be sorely missed the many of us she left behind. May she rest in peace and may you all find comfort in the knowing that someday we will all be together again. She is already preparing a place for us. Love Dorie, Monroe, New York

January 15, 2010
Dear Mr. Burbage & Family: I was so saddened to hear of your loss. I will always remember Mrs. Burbage as a outgoing, giving woman.  I never saw her without a smile on her face. My prayers are with you and your family.  Shirley Cook, Liberty, New York
 
January 15, 2010
Please accept my deepest sympathy in your time of loss. Mary Ann was truly one of the kindest and most loving people that I came to know in the Yost family. Her sense of humor, her endless laugh will be surely missed by all she came to know. I will always be reminded of her encouragement and supportive words she offered me during a difficult time. May God's grace embrace you through this hard time. With Love and Sympathy Mary Ellen (Yost) Sullivan, Springfield, Virginia

January 15, 2010
Bill: The school nurses offer our condolences on the loss of Maryann. We always enjoyed our conversations with her. She was truly a wonderful woman. We are so sorry for your loss. Center for Discovery School Nurses

January 16, 2010
Dear Bill and Family: I am so sorry for your great loss. I met Mary Ann when Billy was a student at Montessori. She was always a very giving person to her family and others. I will miss her smile. It seemed to be always on her face. Sincerely,  Monica Mitchell, Highland Mills, New York

January 16, 2010
I was so sorry to hear about your wife. I will be thinking and praying for you in your time of sorrow. Love,  Linda Cowton, Harris, New York

January 16, 2010
Bill & Family: We are so sorry to hear about your mom. Our deepest condolences to you and your family. Always, Jen Phillips-Carrillo

January 16, 2010
Bill & Family: We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our sympathy and prayers are with you and your family. May your heart be filled with wonderful memories and may the love of your family and friends comfort you. You will remain in our thoughts and prayers. Sorry we are not able to be there to share in your loss as we are out of town. Love, Bill & Ginny Sipos

January 16, 2010
Dear Mr. Burbage, Bill Jr., and the rest of the Burbage Family:  I remember Mrs. Burbage as a very nice woman. My sympathy goes out to all of you at this difficult time.  Chet Birish, Warwick, New York

January 16, 2010
Dear Bill and Family: We were so sorry to hear about Mary Ann. We will all miss her smile at CYC. May all the wonderful memories you shared get you through this time of sorrow. She will be missed by everyone that knew her. Sincerely, Diane and Fred Koch, Seminole, Fl.

January 16, 2010
Dear Bill: So very sorry to hear about your loss! Sincerely Darcy Reynolds (Bus Aide from Eldred)

January 17, 2010
Bill: My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Lee Karasik, Kauneonga Lake, New York

January 18, 2010
Bill and Family: My sincere condolences on your loss of Mary Ann. I know how hard the loss of a wife and mother is but I am sure she is now in God's hands and will be remembering all of you until you are all together again.  God Bless Mary Ann and all of you. Jack Shea

January 18, 2010
Dear Bill: We were so sorry to hear about Mary Ann. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in your time of sorrow. Barbara and Fred Germann

January 18, 2010
Dear Bill & Family: My deepest sympathy to you and your family for the loss of Mary Ann. I will always remember her as a gracious and kind young lady when she would come into the Warwick Savings Bank in Woodbury. My prayers are with all of you and may God Bless. Sincerely, Mary Cromwell Palm Harbor, Fl

January 22, 2010
Dear Bill and Family: I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Mary Ann. She was a wonderful woman. I will never forget her kind words and advice she gave at the restaurant. She will always be in my heart. Love, Susie, Cafe Fiesta

January 22, 2010
I am truly sorry for your loss! Mary Ann made such an impression on my heart. Before I had my own children, I learned from her what it was to be an amazing MOM as a result of her devotion to Kathleen and the rest of her family. There is surely a new angel in heaven. Bill, children and grandkids, I can't even imagine how this loss will impact you. I will pray you all find the strength you need to deal with her loss. All my love, Vera Sainz

March 27, 2010
Dear Bill & Family: We are deeply saddened by the passing of Mary Ann. The news of her death made time stand still and brought tears to our eyes. We have not seen you all for many years except for the SSPP Reunions. Many pleasant memories flashed through our minds of times gone by on 157th Street and the Saints Peter & Paul Social Club.   May she Rest In Peace.  Helen & Jim Manning,  Haymarket, VA & The Villages, Fl.  

March 29, 2010
Mary Ann and I were best of friends growing up on 157th Street.  I have wonderful memories of her family and of get-togethers at her apartment when the entire Sts. Peter & Paul Social Club would squeeze into her living room.  We spent our high school years together at Cathedral.  During the last two years of high school we would go downtown to Cathedral's main building with her Aunt "Red", who worked for the Cunard Line in lower Manhattan.  Mary Ann loved my mother's meatballs and I loved her grandmother's warmed Italian bread with hot butter dripping between the slices.  I have fond memories of Mary Ann's little brother Jimmy and of her uncle "Henny" and his family.  Mary Ann had the bluest eyes and a sunny smile.  Her laugh was contagious.  She was a very special person who made my teen years especially happy ones.  My sincerest condolences to her family and to all those who loved her.  Mary (Gallucci) Blas, New York, NY

April 1, 2010
Dear Bill & Family: I knew Mary Ann from SSPP Social Club. I remember she being a sweet & gentle person. May she Rest In Peace. Rosamond Spinelli-Lancia (Rosie), Suffren, NY