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Marion Cohane

October 2, 1930 — August 9, 2023

Mt. Kisco, NY

Marion Cohane (nee Duffy), 92, of Mount Kisco, NY passed away peacefully on August 9th, 2023, in the loving presence of her family. A woman of enormous grace, kindness, and devotion to others, when asked what message she would want to leave behind, Marion responded, "Love one another."

Marion is pre-deceased by her husband Frank and is survived by their six children: Frank (Kathleen (dec.), Tom (Michele), Kevin (Kate), Brian (Lori), Katherine (Andrew) and Chris (Jacqueline). Pre-deceased by her sister Ann Marie Ivers, she is also survived by her siblings Jack Duffy and Eileen Conroy, as well as fourteen grandchildren, a great-grandchild and many cherished nieces and nephews.

Born in the Bronx, Marion graduated from St. Jerome's Elementary School and Cathedral High School. She was employed in positions of increasing importance at the New York Telephone Company where in addition to her cherished childhood friends she made life-long friendships. Those friends traveled together annually into their late eighties to Gavin's Irish Country Inn in the Catskills.

In 1958, Marion met her future husband, Francis Gerard (Frank) Cohane. They married in November of 1958 and by November 1965 added their six children to the family. Marion turned her focus to her truest and most fulfilling vocation as a mother. An active member of the Hawthorne, NY community, she epitomized the giving, supportive ally in the civic, religious, athletic, and artistic activities of her children and their friends. That support expanded to include the many activities of her grandchildren, great-grandchild, nieces, and nephews. She found joy in the simplest things and celebrated even the smallest of their many accomplishments.

Her most cherished times were family gatherings. Marion had a true genius for hospitality and for bringing out the best in her sprawling, vibrant and not to mention Irish, clan. Warmth, fun and acceptance were her virtues, and she fostered these generously in others. As so many have said, "To know her was to love her."
Mass 10AM, Tuesday, August 15th, 2023, at Holy Rosary Church, Hawthorne, NY. Visiting 4-8PM, Monday, August 14th, 2023, Ballard-Durand Funeral Home, Hawthorne, NY (914-769-4404) In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Cabrini Nursing Home 115 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry.
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