Obituary: Marie Pedlow


Marie T. Pedlow, 83 of Cos Cob, CT and a former 45-year resident of Somers, N.Y., died on Sept. 21, 2018 at Calvary Hospital, Bronx, N.Y. Marie, the daughter of James A. Baranello and Anna (Miranda) Baranello, was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. June 16, 1935. She was the younger sister of John A. Baranello (deceased) and older sister of James J. Baranello and Therese A. (Baranello) Simonetti. She was the wife of Frank X. Pedlow M.D. (deceased) of Somers N.Y.

Marie grew up in Ozone Park, N.Y. and graduated from Our Lady of Wisdom Academy. She received her nursing degree from Kings County School of Nursing, Brooklyn N.Y. It was there she met her future husband, a medical student.

Marie had many talents and interests, but first and foremost she was a loving wife and mother. She was devoted to her husband of over 50 years and together they raised six children. As a young mother caring for a growing family she became an accomplished cook, bringing joy to many and many together over the years. She enjoyed watching the varied activities of her children and grandchildren, and into her 80s was still carpooling to hockey practice. She loved the opera, books and travel. She was a 45-year active parishioner at St Joseph’s Catholic Church, Somers, N.Y., and served as both a Eucharistic minister and Catechism teacher. Her strong faith and Catholic Worldview guided her throughout life, including during her illness. She believed in the sacredness of life and our duty to help others. She was an example to her family in every way.

In addition to raising a family, Marie’s life outside the home was representative of her energy and abilities. This included working as a nurse, managing her husband’s medical practice, obtaining her real estate license, and starting a greeting card company. Her artistic mind and love of beauty led her to develop her talents in quilting and gardening, and participating in organizations involved in both, through which she met many great friends.

Marie is survived by one daughter, Karen and William O’Hara of New York, N.Y. and five sons; Frank X. Pedlow Jr. M.D. of Boston, Mass.; Gary J. and Carla Pedlow of Greenwich; Joseph M. and Laura Pedlow of London, England; Christopher J. and Ingrid Pedlow of Cos Cob, CT; and Robert M. and Christin Pedlow of Charlotte, N.C.; and grandchildren: Meaghan, Mikaela, Caroline, Sophia, Colleen, Lucy, George, Charlotte, Harry, Sarah, Christopher Jr., Daniela Pedlow and Cailin O’Hara and step-grandchildren Megan, Gabriele, and Joseph Lenihan.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, Sept. 26 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Rd., Katonah, N.Y. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, Sept. 27 at 10 a.m., at St. Joseph’s RC Church, 95 Plum Brook Rd., Somers, N.Y. Interment will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Route 202, Somers, N.Y.

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