She is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, David William Hares; three children, James Hares of Skaneateles, Julie Brickey (Randy) of Moravia, Jennifer Hares (Patrick) of Skaneateles; four grandchildren, Alex Kowal, Madison Hares-Ryan, Kaelie Kowal and Jackson Hares-Ryan; four sisters, Betty Kelly of Poland, NY, Jean Hares of Newark, NY, Emma Andrews of Montezuma, NY and Terry Lee of Weedsport, NY; one brother, John LeFever of Skaneateles, She is predeceased by two brothers, Elmer LeFever and Louis LeFever.
Mary Lee was dedicated to her community and helping people in need. She spent many years giving back to her community through her church, auxiliaries, and visiting people in need of cheering up. She loved to sing and dance and had a great love for the theater. She belonged to countless organizations of which she made many great friends especially the Rebecca organization. She had a tremendous faith and spirit that guided her through life.
Calling hours are Monday from 4-8 pm at Robert D. Gray Funeral Home in Skaneateles. A memorial service will be held at 1pm on Tuesday, July 22 at New Hope United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Mid-lakes United Methodist Church, 303 State Route 41A, Moravia, NY. To send condolences visit: robertdgrayfuneralhome.com