She was born in Fulton, NY to the late Joseph and Ida (Cutuli) Bonanno. Mrs. Nichol has been a resident of Syracuse, NY and Hancock, NY for most of her life.
She was a 1963 graduate of Oswego Catholic High School, Oswego, and a graduate of CCBI, Syracuse.
Mrs. Nichol worked with the Automobile Club of Western and Central NY as a travel counsellor for 30+years.
She was a member of The Red Hats, Onondaga Hill Branch, Onondaga Seniors, and the Italian American Club.
Mrs. Nichol enjoyed extensive world travelling including cruises.
She was pre-deceased by her husband Robert W. Nichol in 1997.
Mary Ann is survived by her brother and sister-in-law Salvatore and Rosemary Bonanno of Fulton, her 2 stepsons: Robert W. Nichol of West Monroe, NY and John P. Nichol of Syracuse, NY, her niece: Marie (Robert) Lagowski of Fulton, her nephew: Joseph (Michelle) Bonanno of Cato, NY; 5 grandchildren: Patricia, Kyle, Christopher, Benjamin and Joshua; 3 great grandchildren: Domenic, Darrius, and Wyatt; 2 great nephews: Joseph and Andrew; and her dear family and friends in Fulton, Syracuse, and Hancock, NY who have been wonderful in friendship, travelling companions and simply devoted to Mary Ann through the good years and more currently during her heroic fight with cancer.
A Calling Hour will be held from 10:00 to 11:00 AM Saturday, March 9, 2019 at St. Margaret’s Church: 203 Roxboro Rd., Mattydale, MY 13211 with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 11:00 AM celebrated by Rev. Robert Hyde.
Burial will be held in the spring at Riverview Cemetery, Hancock, NY.
Mary Ann was so thankful for the care she received from her family and friends and then in partnership with Francis House, that her wish in lieu of flowers would be that contributions be made to the Francis House, 108 Michaels Ave., Syracuse, NY so that others may receive such wonderful end of life care.
The Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton has care of the arrangements.