Mary Sinnott Darcy was born in Oak Park, Illinois but spent much of her childhood in Worcester, Massachusetts. She attended Classical High School and was a very accomplished pianist, attending the New England Conservatory of music.
She graduated from Wellesley College with a degree in Economics and lifelong friendships. After college Mary moved to New York City where she was one of the first women in a Merrill Lynch training program. During this time she started taking classes to get her MBA and also met the man who would become her husband - William (Bill) Darcy. Bill and Mary returned to Syracuse where they raised their 3 children.
After Bill died of cancer in 1980, Mary returned to work as an investments analyst and stock broker, eventually starting her own business, the Darcy Group. She loved her job and was still going to work everyday until a few years ago - and even then still kept the TV on CNBC.
She loved to garden and play bridge, which she did for years at the Century Club. She belonged to the local Wellesley Club and to a book club that she loved. She served for years on the Crouse-Irving Hospital Board of Directors in different capacities, on the Girl Scout Council of Central New York and on the Central New York Community Foundation Board in the ‘90s. As her children got older Mary picked up some new interests. She became involved in thoroughbred racing, teaming up with some good friends to buy horses. She had a blast at the track and especially loved going to Saratoga. She also took up golf, and had a boat that she kept on Lake Ontario. Her friends and family knew her as the hostess with the mostest. She and Bill were famous for their parties, and she kept that going after his death. The only thing that rivaled her shoe closet was her collection of dinnerware.
Mary is survived by her three children, Kate Coleman (John), George (Dorrie) and Liz Heller (Matt), 7 grandchildren (Lauren, Max, Will, Rory, Caroline, Sam and Molly), one great-grandchild (Nora), her sister Anne Moore, and many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.