HUGHES - BANKS, MARY ELIZABETH\n\nAge 55 of Southport, NY, passed away peacefully at home after a courageous & strong battle on March 25, 2014. She is survived by her loving husband, William; daughter, Christina Sowers (Matt) of Rochester, NY; son, James (Emily); grandchildren, Patrick "The Hurricane", Elizabeth * Madilyn; father-in-law, Frank Banks; brother, Martin Hughes (Anne); sisters-in-law, Marybeth Hersh, Nancy Santobianco (Thomas); brother-in-law, Mark Banks; numerous nieces & nephews. Mary was predeceased by her father, William Hughes; mother, Loretta Hughes; stepmother, Karen Hughes; mother-in-law Helen Banks. Mary worked at the Elmira City Bus Garage for over 30 years. She served as union president & vice president for many years. She was the brains & backbone of their famlies many business adventures (Banks Brothers Vending pool league, Gaspara's Arcade, Dry Horizon, Banksie's Bar & Grill, Ice Cream Stand). Mary was known as the "Favorite Aunt". Her greatest joy was her children & especially her three grandchildren. Mary had many amazing memories at thier cabin in the ADK, fishing, floating in the river & hiking. She loved to watch the Yankees & Buffalo Bills play. She enjoyed the family trips to the ocean with her feet in the sand. Our family would like to thank all of the nurses at the Falck Cancer Center, Roswell Park Cancer Institute staff, Nancy, Marybeth & all of her devoted friends for thier support & love. FRIENDS MAY CALL AT THE BAKER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME ON FRIDAY, MARCH 28, FROM 4:00PM - 6:00PM. FUNERAL SERVICES WILL BE HELD IN THE FUNERAL HOME ON SATURDAY, MARCH 29, AT 10:30AM. REVEREND RICK FARRELL OFFICIATING. INTERMENT WILL FOLLOW IN SAINT PETER & PAUL'S CEMETERY, ELMIRA.