Mary Anne Metz courageously fought a long illness and passed peacefully from this earth on Sept. 27, 2021.
Mary Anne was born in Batavia, to the previously deceased John and Gladys (Chaya) Balbick. She is survived by her husband, Ronald; son, Matthew (Theresa), son, Richard (Emily); daughter, Stephanie (Chris Miller); grandchildren, Eleanor, Garrett and Levi. Mary Anne is the sister of Robert (Jane) Balbick, Elizabeth (Derek) Genesky and Nancy (Ed Schichtel) Balbick.
Mary Anne graduated from Rosary Hill College and University of Buffalo. She held teaching and library positions at a number of schools, retiring from Attica High School as the Library Media Specialist. Mary Anne loved golf, biking, sporting events and, most importantly, spending time with her family. Her many hobbies included photography, knitting and sewing, cooking, gardening and reading.
Friends are invited to call on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 West Main St., Batavia, NY 14020. A 9:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, Oct. 1, 2021, at Resurrection Parish, 303 E Main St., Batavia, NY 14020. She will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Mausoleum, Batavia.
Please note that masks will be required at the Funeral Home and at the church no matter vaccination status. Thank You!
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association of WNY, 6215 Sheridan Dr -100, Buffalo, NY 14221; St. Joseph’s Grammar School, 2 Summit St, Batavia, NY 14020; or to Notre Dame High School, 73 Union St., Batavia, NY 14020. For more information, call 585-343-8260 or to leave a message of condolence, please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020.