Mary E. Savage of Port Chester, N.Y. died on November 11, 2021, after a long and wonderful life.
Born on June 16, 1924, the daughter of John and Margaret Schindo, she was raised in Rye, N.Y. At Rye High School, she was an outstanding athlete, earning letters in basketball and field hockey. She was also an accomplished golfer and bowler.
During World War II, she served in the US Coast Guard in an administrative role on Governor’s Island. After the war, she moved to Ithaca, N.Y. to assist returning GIs in the admissions office at Cornell University, before eventually returning to Rye and her New York City-based job with Travelers Insurance.
In 1954, she married Jim Savage, a Rye Police Officer, and raised a family in Port Chester.
“Our mom had a flair for fashion and enjoyed her work with Ann Stephens, a women’s clothing retailer with shops in Port Chester and Westport and Ridgefield, Connecticut,” said her sons James and Richard.
In addition to her two sons, of whom she was always proud, she is survived by her grandchildren, Grace and Jack, whom she took great delight in watching grow up.
Mrs. Savage was predeceased by her husband and her brothers, Bobby and Jack.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, November 19 at 10 a.m. at the Church of the Resurrection in Rye. The Mass will be livestreamed for those who are unable to attend in person. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Rye Brook.
Donations in Mary Savage’s memory may be made to Hospice of Westchester, 1025 Westchester Avenue, White Plains, NY 10604.