Marie Bush Dellaquila of Fairport NY died on August 18, 2017 two days prior to her 74th birthday. Predeceased by her parents Agnes Connery and Fred Bush of Saratoga Springs NY, her much loved husband Steven P. Dellaquila of Fairport NY and her sister-in-law, Roseann LaFay of Fairport NY. Marie is survived by her brothers and sisters-in-law, Thomas and Frances Dellaquila of Fairport, John and Ann Dellaquila of Holley, NY, Pat and Jacie Dellaquila of Johnsonburg, PA., and Anthony LaFay of Fairport. She inherited many nieces and nephews from Steve and was very fond of Julie Dellaquila, Joseph (Jayne) LaFay, Marie (Philip) Byrne and Michael (Kristen) LaFay and their families who live locally. She also leaves several cousins. Marie was an only child and she truly cherished her extended family. She graduated from St. Peter's Academy in Saratoga Springs NY in 1961 and from SUNY Plattsburgh in 1965 and later from SUNY Albany with MS and ED.D degrees. She worked in Student Affairs at SUNY Brockport and retired from SUNY Central Administration in Albany in 1995. That same year she and Steve moved to Fairport NY. She enjoyed her home, her new friends and relatives and her much loved pets. Marie volunteered at the Motherhouse of The Sisters of Saint Joseph and was honored to become a Lay Associate of the Sisters. She truly treasured, respected and loved the Sisters. Marie traveled quite a bit from Alaska to rounding the tip of South America and throughout much of Europe but she always loved returning home. She will be buried next to Steve and her parents in St. Peter's Cemetery in Saratoga Springs NY. Her family wishes to express sincere thanks to the caring staff of Shepherd Home in Penfield NY for the loving care given to her.
There will be no calling hours. Marie's Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, August 22nd , 9:45 am at Church of The Assumption, 20 East Ave., Fairport. Her burial will take place on Wednesday, August 23rd at 1:00pm in St. Peter's Cemetery in Saratoga Springs NY. In lieu of flowers, kindly consider donations to The Sisters of St. Joseph of Rochester, Lollypop Farm or Shepherd Home Hospice in Marie's memory.