Mary H. (Naughton) Raab

WESTFIELD – Mary H. (Naughton) Raab, age 99, of Jamestown, formerly of Westfield and Inwood, Long Island, died Sunday, March 2, 2014, at The Lutheran Home of Jamestown, N.Y.

Mary was born on July 2, 1914, in Manhattan, N.Y., the daughter of the late Patrick and Bridget Mary (Horan) Naughton.

Raised in Inwood, Long Island, Mary was a member of Our Lady of Good Coun-sel Roman Catholic Church and was very active in Church activities, especially the Altar and Rosary Society. She had been employed as an Aid / Monitor for School #1 in Lawrence, Long Island for many years and had been a Girl Scout leader for several years as well. She enjoyed embroid-ering. However, Mary enjoyed raising her family and being a mom.

She is survived by her two sons: John “Jack” (Eileen) J. Raab of Westfield, N.Y., and Gerard “Jerry” (Kathy) Raab of Fluvanna, N.Y. Mary was the proud grandmother of Stephen and Timothy Raab.

Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Gerard Joseph Raab, whom she married on Sept. 3, 1949, in Inwood, Long Island, and who died on Oct. 29, 1981; by her infant daughter, Mary Ellen; by her sister, Katherine Naughton Williams; and by her two brothers, John and William Naughton.

Friends may call on Thursday, March 6, 2014, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at The Meserole Funeral Home, 143 Lord Ave., Inwood, N.Y. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:15 a.m. on Friday, March 7, 2014, at Our Lady Of Good Counsel RC Church, 68 Wanser Ave., Inwood, NY 11096-2388. Burial will be in St. Mary Star Of The Sea Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Our Lady of Good Counsel RC Church, 68 Wanser Ave. Inwood, NY 11096-2388.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the MASON Funeral Home, 37 Clinton St., Westfield, NY 14787. Log on to to send the Raab family a message of sympathy.