Mary Markovci House, 87, of Jorolemon Road, Jordan, Town of Cato, died Tuesday in Auburn Community Hospital. Mary was born June 16, 1932 in Manhattan and was the daughter of John and Teresa Markovci. Mary graduated from high school in NYC and from Oswego State University. Following college, Mary was employed by Mexico Academy and Central School District as a 4th grade teacher for 2 years. In 1956, she married Louise House and then spent a year teaching in California. Returning to New York State, she and her husband Louis bought the family farm on Jorolemon Road where they still reside. During that time, Mary also worked at General Electric, home schooled kids for Cato Meridian, was a bookkeeper for the assessor and for the Town of Cato. Mary also spent 40 plus years as an election inspector. Mary is survived by her husband Louis, 2 sons Stefan (Wendy) House of Jordan and Brett House of Syracuse, 3 grandchildren Keith (Alyssa) House, Seth (Allie) House both of Jordan, and Kaitlin House of Cato and a great-granddaughter Aubrie Jo House. Mary will also have another great-granddaughter in July. Her brother Anthony Markovci of Jordan survives. Mary was predeceased by a brother Frank Markovci.
Mary was a city girl that took to the country, helping on the farm, raising animals, and enjoying working with her flowers. She will be greatly missed by all.
Calling hours will be 1-3pm Saturday, March 14th at the Bush Funeral Home 120 E. Main St. (Rt. 5) Elbridge with a service to follow at 3pm. Spring burial will be in Monumental Grove Cemetery, Meridian. Contributions in lieu of flowers may be to the Jordan or Cato Ambulance Funds.
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