Gouverneur – Mary Ann Foote, 86, passed away Thursday, June 13, 2013 at the Kinney Nursing Home, Gouverneur.
A funeral service will be held Monday, June 17th at 2:00 pm at the Green Funeral Home, Gouverneur with Rev. Dr. Richard Mayforth, pastor of the Gouverneur First Presbyterian Church officiating and burial in East Riverside Cemetery, Gouverneur. A luncheon will follow the funeral service at the Gouverneur VFW. Calling hours are Sunday from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.
Mary was born June 29, 1926 in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, Canada, the daughter of James D. and Jane Beatrice Muir Conway.
She attended school in Plymouth, Nova Scotia and resided in Trenton, Nova Scotia for several years. In 1960, Mary moved to Ohio and then to Gouverneur in 1964. Mary worked as a nurse's aide for several families in the Gouverneur area and later as a healthcare aide for the Community Development Plan of Canton, retiring in 1993.
Mary was a member of the Gouverneur First Presbyterian Church and Trenton United Church where she had served as a deacon and taught Sunday school. She was also a member of the Gouverneur VFW Ladies Auxiliary and past mistress of the L.O.B.A. Lodge in Trenton, Nova Scotia.
A marriage to William A. Foote ended in divorce.
Mary is survived by a daughter, Linda M. and Roger Young of Gouverneur; two sons, Donald A. and Rhoda Foote of New Port News, VA, William R. and Vickie Foote of Gouverneur; eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She is predeceased by two sisters, Isabel Scoville and Christine Rector; four brothers, Michael, David, Ralph, and James Conway; three infant brothers, Henry, Robert, and Albert Conway; and a grandson, Scott Young.
Memorial donations may be made to the Gouverneur First Presbyterian Church, 22 Church Street, Gouverneur, NY 13642 or the American Heart Association.
Thursday, December 19, 2013, Watertown, NY
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