Mary Ann Losecco

Mary Ann Losecco – 88 – of 1190 County Route 66 (The Woodlands), Hornell, died Thursday morning (February 11, 2021) at St. James Hospital, following a long illness.

Born in Hornell on July 26, 1932, she was the daughter of Frank & Edna (Norton) Secondo.

Mary Ann, affectionately known as “Mama Losecco” grew up in Hornell and was a graduate of St. Ann School and Hornell High School (class of 1950).

Throughout the years, Mary Ann worked at various jobs, including the former Reitnauer Grocery, Richtmyers Grocery and Tasty Pastry of Hornell.  She also served as a cook in the cafeteria at Alfred State College and operated the Snack Bar at the former Bethesda Community Hospital.  In addition, Mary Ann worked at the lunch counter at the former Dunn’s Drug Store and served as a cook at the former Ponce DeLeon Restaurant.  For many years, “Mama Losecco” helped her son, Fran, serving as cook & baker at Fran’s Locker Room and Losecco’s Family Market.  She was especially known for her Italian Dishes such as meatballs & pasta along with her homemade soups.  Her goal was to make sure that no one ever walked away hungry!!

She was a member of Our Lady of the Valley Parish and a communicant of St. Ann’s Church.  She had been a member of the Ladies of Columbus and also the Catholic Daughters of America.  Mary Ann loved spending time in her kitchen, cooking (especially Italian dishes) and baking for her family and friends.  Throughout the years, she enjoyed “keeping up the house”, both inside and outside, especially shoveling snow, mowing the lawn and doing yard work.  She also loved joining her husband and son rooting for the Miami Dolphins.

Mary Ann was married on October 6, 1951 to Francis “Frank” Losecco who died in 2016.  She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Tina Marie Losecco (died 1972); and her brother, Carl Secondo.

Surviving are 2 daughters, Regina “Gina” Gurrola of Mesa, AZ and Theresa (Chuck) Hallas of Hornell; 1 son, Francis “Fran” (Lynda) Losecco of Canisteo; 1 brother, Frank Secondo of Mesa, AZ; 4 sisters, Dorothy Ermy of Hornell, Joanne Porcaro of Hornell, Janice (Stan) Davis of Mesa, AZ and Patty Lenhart of Mesa, AZ; 7 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren (one on the way); several nieces & nephews.

Due to COVID-19, there will be no prior calling hours.  A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Friday at 10:00 AM at St. Ann’s Church with final interment at St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements are in care of the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY.

The Memorial Mass for Mary Ann Losecco will be streamed via YouTube and can be viewed on the Dagon Funeral Home Facebook page on Friday at 10:00 AM by visiting  The video will remain available for viewing on our Facebook page for 30 days.

Mary Ann’s family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name be made to the Comfort Care/Hospice of St. James Hospital, 7329 Seneca Road North, Hornell, NY 14843.

9 Responses to “Mary Ann Losecco”

  1. Jenna V says:

    Forever in my heart Ann Mary Ann. Rest in paradise. “Love ya, love ya”!

  2. Jim & Rosie Eveland says:

    Rosie and I are so glad we seen you when we were in Hornell. Regina and family, we are so sorry that she is gone but not forgotten. You all stay safe and hopefully we will meet again!

    Jim & Rosie Eveland

  3. Tommy Drumm says:

    Fran, Regina, Theresa & families,
    So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. She was such a wonderful and industrious person, and her cooking was envied of all. I can remember going to “Frans” on Fridays for her surprises”. In addition I grew to know her as a wonderful neighbor at the Woodlands, and my thoughts and Prayers are with you all. Rest assured you all have a new Guardian Angel along with your Dad to watch over all of you. If there is anything at all I can help or assist you with, please give me a shout. We have recently lost several wonderful neighbors, but I know she is with your Dad and sister watching over us all. God Bless You all at this difficult time. Love to all, Tommy

  4. Aguglia Greg says:
    Sadness fills me to hear of this and your loss Fran. Your Mom was a nice lady who always wanted to make folks happy and FULL!
    Thinking of you old friend.
    Greg Aguglia

  5. Cynthia Ridgeway says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Mary Ann’s passing she was such a beautiful person. I will never forget how she always sent something sweet home with me for my children and introducing me to her clams and linguine she was truly a blessing. Please know we are keeping you all lifted in prayer and rejoice in the fact she is with her beloved Fran.

    My love to you all, Cindy.

  6. Debra Connell says:

    So sad-such a beautiful lady. Loved her smile and laugh! Always welcomed you in her home. She will be greatly missed. Love to all the family–the Connell’s

  7. Tracie Waight says:

    My heart is heavy. I will never forget Mary Ann’s welcoming hug every time I saw her. She was one of the most gracious lady’s I ever met. Her heart for people was gigantic. Every time I visited Hornell I would try so hard to grab one of her hugs. Mary Ann and Frankie were always sitting you down and bringing out the food! I believe in our Lord and I know I will meet them again in Heaven for more of their beautiful hugs. God bless you and keep your family in His care until they wrap their arms around you again.

  8. Jill Roselli says:

    Such a Beautiful, Sweet lady. Heaven gains an Angel. My heartfelt sympathies and prayers go out to all who will miss her, until we meet again.

  9. Chauncey Watches says:

    So sorry to hear of the death of this beautiful lady. Our prayers for her and to bring comfort to Theresa and Fran and the whole family. What a warm wonderful person I have known her for such a long time. Mary and I still talk about the homemade soups, every day was better than the day before. She would always find time to come out of the kitchen to ask how the folks and family were. We still wish she would have written a cookbook. I wish I cold still walk into the corner booth and get a bowl of comfort and a smile or hearty laugh. I know Fran Sr. and the angels are eating well. Hope to meet Momma L again someday I am sure she’s there! On angels wings dear lady!