Mary Kipp

10/7/1936 – 6/17/2021

Mary (Lally) Kipp, 84, of Carmel died on Thursday, June 17, 2021, at Northern Westchester Hospital in Mt. Kisco, NY. Born on October 7th, 1936, she was the daughter of the late John A. Lally and Helen (Michalkiewicz) Lally. She grew up in Goldens Bridge and attended elementary school there and junior high and high school at the Katonah School, where she was valedictorian of her class, graduating at age 16. She attended Pace College, received a BA degree from SUNY Albany, and a MA degree in Education from Western Connecticut State University. Teaching business subjects in Carmel High School for most of her working career, Mary is well known and loved by the residents of Carmel.

A communicant at St James the Apostle Roman Catholic Church, Mary’s faith was a genuine resource for her from the time of the death of her son Michael.

Mary is survived by her son, Robert Kipp, of Elysian Fields, Texas; her grandsons Steven (HI) and Brian Kipp & Melissa and her great-granddaughter Abigail Kipp (FL); her brother Michael Lally & Vickie (MA); her niece Catherine Lally (Goldens Bridge, NY); her nephews John Lally & Karen, (Lincolndale, NY); James Lally & Julia, (NC); her niece Evelyn (Mango) Vincenzo & Frank (MA); great nephews and many cherished cousins. She was predeceased by her son, Michael John Kipp and her brother John Lally.

Mary was a central figure in the life of her family, hosting birthday and holiday gatherings, with an especial fondness for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, to bring everyone together. Her warm and generous nature ­­­­­­reached out to contribute time and talents to many local charitable enterprises since her retirement in 1991. Smart and fun-loving, she brought joy and comfort to her family and friends. Mary genuinely cared for people and enjoyed engaging friends and strangers alike in interesting conversation. Mary’s strength was a resource to all who knew her. She left the world a better place from her participation. Mary is already sorely missed.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Cargain Funeral Homes, Inc., 10 Fowler Avenue, Carmel, NY 10512

A Mass of Christian burial to honor Mary’s life, will be held on Thursday, June 24, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at St James the Apostle Church, 14 Gleneida Avenue, Carmel, NY 10512 with a Private Cremation to follow.