Mary (LaPuma) Cobb

Mary (LaPuma) Cobb

FRANKFORT – Mary (LaPuma) Cobb, affectionately known as Martha, passed away, on June 18, 2024, in Little Falls, New York. Born a daughter to Paul and Mary (Greico) LaPuma on September 19, 1923, in Frankfort, New York, she was a beacon of light and warmth in the community she dearly loved. Martha will be profoundly missed, but her spirit will continue to guide and inspire all who were blessed to know her.

Mary was the cherished matriarch of the Cobb family. On September 15, 1951, she married her beloved Eugene P. Cobb, in a beautiful ceremony, at their family church, St. Mary’s, in Frankfort, marking the beginning of a shared life filled with love and devotion.

A graduate of Frankfort – Schuyler Central High School, Martha dedicated her life to the community. For many years, she was employed at ICL, Utica. After her retirement, she was employed at the Frankfort-Schuyler School cafeteria, always having left an indelible mark on the students. Martha was a faithful member of Our Lady Queen of Apostles Church, the Young at Heart Seniors and the Herkimer County Meals on Wheels Program.

Martha’s love extended to her four children: Paul Cobb and his partner, Pat McCurdy, Gene and Bonnie Cobb, Mary Beth Hilley and Greg and Melissa Cobb, who remember her as a nurturing soul, always ready with a comforting word or an engaging story. Also surviving are her sister, Ann McKevitt; her brother and sister-in-law, Frank & Marie LaPuma; her nine grandchildren, Patrick Hilley (Tasha), Matthew Hilley, Justin Cobb, Janelle Cobb (Mason), Travis Cobb (Vincenza), Evan Cobb (Brianna), Joshua Cobb (Heather), Ryan Cobb and Danielle Crawford (Jon); and her eight great-grandchildren, Ian Hilley, Evelyn Hilley, Raelyn Crawford, Jeffery Crawford, Hazel Cobb, Hadley Cobb, Alexander D’Entrone and Gabby Engle, all who will carry her legacy of kindness and joy.

An avid cook, master of completing puzzles and a keen eye for crocheting, Martha also graced many with her talent as a delicious Christmas cookie baker. Her famous St. Joseph Macaroni with homemade pasta and lovingly host to her Christmas Eve extravaganzas were the highlights of family gatherings. Her commitment to her zest for living was evident through her amazing recent 100th Birthday party, where her family and friends had simply a wonderful time. Martha’s memory will be cherished and kept alive by her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and her community, that was better for her presence.

Predeceased family include her parents; her husband, Eugene; her daughter-in-law, Brenda Cobb; her son-in-law, Kevin Hilley; her sisters, Grace LaPuma, Connie LaPuma and Francis Varin; her brothers-in-law, Donald Varin and Peter McKevitt; and her brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Mary Alice and Joseph Grippe.

Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, June 26, 2024, beginning with a calling hour from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., at the Enea & Ciaccia Family Funeral Home, 4309 Acme Road, in between Ilion and Frankfort. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be held, at Our Lady Queen of Apostles Church, at 10:30 a.m., in Frankfort and a final Burial Service will follow, at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Frankfort, where she will be laid to rest.

In lieu of flowers a donation in loving memory of Martha may be considered to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Martha’s family has bestowed the honor of preparing all arrangements with the Enea, Ciaccia & Applegate Funeral Directors (315) 894-8000.

An online memorial has been established at www.eneafamily.com on the Internet.