Mary Fernino, a 40-year resident of Darien, passed away due to natural causes at her home on Nov. 9, 2014. Mary was 100 years old.

Mrs. Fernino was surrounded by daughter, Mary Jayne Wilson, and son-in-law, Edward, along with her two grandchildren, Melissa Lindenthal with husband Dan and Ami Jayne Powers with husband Michael. Three great grandchildren blessed Mary's life - Michael, Camilla, and DJ.

Mrs. Fernino was born on Nov. 3, 1914 in Brooklyn, New York. Mary was predeceased by her husband, Anthony Fernino, as well as her parents and siblings.

Mrs. Fernino lived a life dedicated to her education, achieving a Master’s of Science degree from New York University. She was dedicated to the education of others throughout her 30-year career with the New York public schools.  She played tennis well into her late seventies and enjoyed traveling, cooking and devotion to family. Endearingly known as "Mom Mom," she faithfully cheered for the New York Yankees while donning her own "Mom Mom" jersey. Mrs. Fernino adored beach days and was known to make a mean eggplant Parmesan. She became an avid letter writer stemming from her years-long correspondence with her husband overseas during World War II. She would impart wisdom upon her family, such as "take a good day when it comes." Mrs. Fernino was a member of St. John Church in Darien and volunteered with the Red Cross chapter stationed in Darien as well.  Truly a member of the greatest generation, she will be missed.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, Nov.12, 2014 at 10 a.m. at St. John RC Church in Darien, Interment will follow at Spring Grove Cemetery in Darien.