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Mary Ann (Murphy) O’Toole Maywalt

October 17, 1933 ~ June 1, 2021 (age 87)


AUBURN, NY — MaryAnn Murphy O’Toole Maywalt passed away peacefully on June 1st, 2021surrounded by the love of her family. She was 87 years young. Though she left us unexpectedly, she brightened the world and touched the hearts of many while she was here with her charm, grace, and friendship. MaryAnn was born in Elmira, NY on October 17, 1933. She spent her formative years in several New York State locations including Fort Ann, Dannemora, and Comstock as her father was promoted through leadership roles within the New York State Department of Corrections, eventually settling in Auburn where he retired as Warden of Auburn Prison in 1963.  Although she lived in many places, she always thought of Auburn as home. MaryAnn graduated from Holy Family High School in 1952 where she made several lifelong friends. She was a long-time resident of Skaneateles and Baldwinsville, NY before returning to Auburn in 2017 where she enjoyed the company of her family and many friends. She loved golf, traveling, watching the sunset, and a quiet visit or a rousing party. She was blessed with, and predeceased by, two great loves; William L. (Bill) O’Toole in 1982 and John F. (Jack) Maywalt in 2016; as well as her parents Robert E. and Margaret R. Murphy née Larkin, and brother Michael L. Murphy. MaryAnn is survived by her children, Thomas J. (Cathy) O’Toole of Owasco, NY; Molly (Dan) Mahoney of Auburn, NY; Michael J. (Melanie) O’Toole of Warrenton, VA; and Kathleen (Tim)McKenzie of Amherst, NY; her sister Catherine Lavarnway, twin brother Thomas F. (Barbara) Murphy, sister-in-law Janice Murphy, sister-in-law Joyce Pastore, brother-in law David H. (Cindy) Maywalt and brother-in-law Timothy E. (Mary) Maywalt, and many much-loved nieces and nephews; great-nieces and -nephews; and even great-grand nieces and -nephews. MaryAnn was always grateful for the love and support of Jack’s children; Sheila (Carmen) Perrotti; Martha (Rich) Maywalt-Decker; Sarah Maywalt; and Michael F. (Lynda) Maywalt. Her greatest joy in life was her 15 grandchildren. She reveled in their accomplishments and was the biggest cheerleader for Connor (Hilary), Elizabeth (Henry), Emily (Aidan), Collin (Melissa), Jack, Laura, Mary, Maeve, Bridey, Joey, Michael (Sara), Jayne (Mark), Michael, Daniel, and Claire; and was a beloved “GG” to 7 great-grandchildren; Declan, Finn, Lily, Leo, Siena, Donny,and Vinny. In a final act of selfless giving, MaryAnn will support the SUNY Upstate MedicalUniversity's Anatomical Gift Program.A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11am June 11, 2021, at St. Mary’s Church, 15 Clark St., Auburn, NY, 13021.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Matthew House, Inc., 43 Metcalf Drive, Auburn, NY,13021 or the American Legion Post 239, 3808 Jordan Rd, Skaneateles, NY 13152.

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Funeral Mass
June 11, 2021

11:00 AM
St. Mary's Church
17 Clark Street
Auburn, New York 13021

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