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Mary Elaine Costantino

April 3, 2020

Mary Elaine Costantino, 92, of Clayton, NY passed away peacefully on April 3rd 2020 at Samaritan Medical Center in Watertown.

She was the founder of the Eagle Shoppe in Clayton, NY as well as the owner/operator for over four decades.

Mary Elaine was a communicant of the United Methodist Church and was a regular attendant of the River Community Church of Clayton.

Mary Elaine was a member of the Clayton Chamber of Commerce and the Antique Boat Museum. She was also a member of the Ladies Golf League and was a former league Champion.

Mary Elaine enjoyed gardening, interior decoration, and traveling to NYC on purchasing trips for her business. Most of all she enjoyed cooking for and being with her family.

She is survived by her two sons, Louis Anthony "Tony" Costantino, Jr. and wife Stephanie L., of New Hope, PA, and Charles Arthur "Chuck" Costantino and wife Jennifer L., of Clayton; ten grandchildren and ten-great grandchildren; as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Her brother, Edgar A. "Firp" Marshall, and her sister, Geraldine Teague, passed before her.

Services will be held at her family's convenience at a time and date to be announced. In lieu of flowers donations in Mary's name may be made to the American Cancer Society, 6725 Lyons St., E. Syracuse, NY 13057.

Arrangements are entrusted with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Clayton and online condolences to her family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com.


#15 Erin Greene 2020-04-15 15:06
Dear Costantino family: I was deeply saddened to read that the community had lost Mary Elaine. She was such a sweet lady, always with a smile and good spirits, someone who always saw the upside of life. Stopping into the Eagle Shoppe to say hello to her or to buy a special gift for someone was a consistently joyful experience. Please accept my sincere condolences.
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#14 Steve Streets 2020-04-13 14:21
Hello Tony and Chuck, Your mother was a wonderful, gracious woman. Sorry for your loss.
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#13 Anne Richter Ashley 2020-04-10 15:10
A trip to Clayton was not complete without a stop at The Eagle Shoppe. Your mother greeted everyone with a warm hello and offer of help. She had impeccable taste...an eye for beautiful things. Clayton has lost a lovely woman. Brian and I send our most sincere sympathy to Mary Elaine’s family and friends.
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#12 Mike Marshall 2020-04-09 12:14
Tony & Chuck, Sorry for the loss of your mom. She was a grand woman!
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#11 Peter & Patricia Led 2020-04-09 08:54
We are sorry to learn of Mary Elaine's passing. She was a classy lady who always had a friendly greeting and kind demeanor. Our thoughts are with you, Chuck and Tony, and your families at this time.
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#10 DeeDee Fuller 2020-04-08 15:31
Tony, Chuck and families, so sorry for the loss of your mother Mary Elaine. She was a wonderful lady, always so friendly when ever I would see her. God Bless and may she rest in peace.
DeeDee Streets Fuller
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#9 Joan Smith 2020-04-07 20:31
Chuck & family, so sorry to learn about your Mom. She was such a neat lady. I miss seeing her at the shop, just isn’t the same. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time. Time just seems to go so quickly. Take care, Joan Smith.
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#8 Douglas Bennett 2020-04-07 16:01
Tony and family,
I am so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you all.
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#7 Donna Leana 2020-04-07 14:38
Tony, Chuck and entire Costanio Family I was so sorry to read of the loss of your mom. I have often thought about her I loved her so much. She was a wonderful woman. You have many memories to pass on to the children and grandchildren of this great lady. It is unfortunate it had to happen now when our grieving process is interrupted as well our lives. God knew she was tired and called her home. Keep safe during this difficult time. I have you in my prayers. Love Donna
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#6 Dennis H Honeywell 2020-04-07 13:19
Mary Elaine was one of the nicest, most congenial hostesses that Clayton could ever have. For so many years she welcomed the visitors to her store and our community. Such a lovely, beautiful woman. My thoughts are with the family.
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