Marcella C. Halligan, age 73 years, peacefully passed into eternal life on Thursday, May 20, 2021.

She was born on December 30, 1947 in Staten Island, N.Y. and is the daughter of the late Marcella and Edward Halligan.

Besides her parents, Marcella is predeceased by her brother Edward Patrick Halligan.

Marcella was raised in Staten Island, N.Y. Having worked for 27 years for Verizon in N.Y.C., Marcella happily retired to the country life of Greene County. Marcella was a member of many organizations, including the Daughters of Mary/Hudson, Rosary Altar Society at Sacred Heart Church in Cairo, having transferred from a Division in SI. where she had taken her Degree, on 6/19/95, she was installed as beloved member of Our Lady of Knock, Division 32/Greene County. Marcella was an avid volunteer for each, and also enjoyed greeting and directing visitors at the former hospital in Jefferson Heights, Catskill, N.Y. She loved to crochet and put her time and talent to good use, donating man lap blankets for the Veteran’s Association.

Prior to her illness, Marcella was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church, Cairo, and was also devoted to the Rosary, praying along with Mother Angelica/EWTN every day.

Marcy loved her cat, Mischief and her dog, Delany, whom she entrusted to a close friend for their care once she could no longer care for them herself, ensuring hat they would be loved and in good and capable hands.

Marcella would want to thank her close friends, and all of those who cared for her, especially her caregiver Mary Portu, and the Hospice staff who also made her comfortable in her final days.

Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend calling hours at Richards Funeral Home, 29 Bross Street, Cairo, N.Y. on Tuesday, May 25, 2021, from 9:00 A.M. – 10:00 A.M.

Guidelines due to the COVID19 Pandemic will be in place for everyone’s protection.

Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, May 25, 2021, at 10:30 A.M. at The Sacred Heart Church, Cairo, N.Y.

Private interment will take place in the family plot of The Resurrection Cemetery, in Staten Island, N.Y

In lieu of flowers, donations in Marcella’s memory may be made to an animal shelter of your choice, or a Mass may be requested in celebration of Marcella’s memory at The Sacred heart Church, Cairo, N.Y. Condolences may be made at

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