Mary Abernethy, a 50-year Rockaway resident, died January 6.
Abernethy was born in Ireland. She moved to Rockaway from Astoria, New York. She is a longtime member of St. Francis de Sales Church.
Abernethy was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas.
She is survived by her children, Catherine Maguire (Sean), Sharon Hesselbach (Philip), Maureen Abernethy, James (Teresa), Thomas (Mary) and Kevin (Maureen); and 16 grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Denis S. O’Connor Funeral Home, Rockaway Beach. A funeral mass took place at St. Francis de Sales Church, Belle Harbor. Interment followed at Calvary Cemetery, Woodside, New York.