Mary Margaret Filley, 58,

DEXTER, NY — The Filley family is saddened to share that Mary Margaret Filley, 58, wife of Raymond Filley, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018 at Upstate University Hospital, in Syracuse. Mary fought a courageous fight against cancer, and passed in the early morning hours, her favorite time of day, with her husband and sons by her side.

A memorial service will be held 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, at Reed & Benoit Funeral Home in Watertown. Calling hours will be prior to the service from 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Following the service there will be a celebration of life reception at the American Legion in Sackets Harbor, NY.

Mary Margaret was born in Watertown, NY, on March 28, 1960, a daughter to John A. and Elaine Lyons Bremner III. Mary graduated from Indian River High School and went on to earn her Nursing Certification from Jefferson Community College.

She worked at Car Freshener, Samaritan Medical Center as a Certified Nurse Assistant for 16 years, and most recently at Stream International in Watertown.

She married the love of her life, Raymond Filley, on June 29, 1985.

She is survived by her husband, Raymond, Dexter; two sons, R.J. (Heidi) Filley, Dexter, and Joseph (Emily) Filley, Watertown; siblings, Edward Bremner, Clayton; Christina (Thomas) Frezzo-Bacha, Clayton; Madolyn Bremner, Watertown; JoAnne Lenhard-Boye, Clayton; John (Erin) Bremner, Watertown; Rae Carol Bremner Watertown, and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her sister Margaret Ruth who died at birth.

Mary enjoyed crocheting, scrap booking, canning, cooking, baking and working in her flower gardens. Her creativity knew no bounds. Mary had an extraordinary knack for appreciating life’s special little details, and making them precious for others as well. She was a loving wife, mother, friend, and sibling. Her energy, enthusiasm for life, and unconditional love will be sorely missed.

Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 6725 Lyons St., East Syracuse, NY 13057.

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