Mary Catina (Carciobolo) DeVoe, 67, of Albany, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at Albany Medical Center with her loving family by her side.
Mary was the daughter of the late Vincent and Angeline (Papa) Carciobolo.
Mary was a lifelong resident of Albany, New York. She was a member and a communicant of of Christ the King Church in Guilderland.
Mary, stage name "Moxie Grant" was the life of the party! She loved surrounding herself with friend and family. There was never a dull moment when Mary was there.
Mary was a senior personnel administrator with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation for over 20 years. She was responsible for providing position classification and staffing services, training courses and orientation programs. She also was Park Manager of a major State facility, Chenango Valley State Park, outside of Binghamton New York.
In 2007 Mary became a professional clown and has been recognized by the USA Honor Society for her talents and achievements in entertainment. As a professional clown she performed as "Moxie, the Clown Extraodinaire." She was an active member of Clowns of America International, The Electric City Clown Alley, and was named as an International Clown Ambassador of China.
She performed at fund-raisers, walk-a-thons, family fun days and as a volunteer at birthday parties.
She was also an improvisational actor with the Capital District Psychiatric Center's Mental Health Players.
Mary was also a professional Disc Jockey and Tour Guide for local Albany attractions.
In her free time she enjoyed writing, singing, computers, mystery shopping, playing cards and just plain shopping.
She wrote a published book of poetry entitled " Musings By Moxie", and had recorded two CD's.
In addition, Mary volunteered for The New York State Coalition for the Aging in Albany New York and for the City of Albany Convention and Special Events Department.
Mary completed college course work in Psychology at Hudson Valley and Erie County Community Colleges and Public Service at Cornell University's New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations.
Mary loved her friends and family, she valued her caretakers for the extra time spent with her every step of the way.
In addition to her parents, Mary was predeceased by her brother Louis J. Carciobolo Sr..
She is survived by her sister Concetta M. Boschwitz, sister in law Theresa M. Carciobolo,
niece, Margaret Carciobolo and nephews; Louis J. Carciobolo, Jr., and Vincent J. Carciobolo.
Also survived by great nieces and nephews; Nicole M. (Jim) Pardi, Jessica L. (Logan) Hoffis, Sarah L. (Emily) Carciobolo, J. Quinten Gavin, Dylan P. Gavin, Alivia A. Gavin and Ethan D. Gavin.
Also survived by many cousins. Her good friends Linda Gentile, Mary Alice Kennedy, Jeannie Schoonmaker and Catherine Stevens.
A very special thanks to the staff of St. Peter's Nursing & Rehabilitation Center where she currently resided.
Calling hours will be held at New Comer Cremations & Funerals, 343 New Karner Road, Colonie, on Thursday October 12th from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. A moment for relatives and friends to share memories will take place at 6:30 p.m. that same evening.