Mary always enjoyed weekly shopping trips on Saturdays with her daughter, granddaughters, and later in life with her great grandchildren. Saturday shopping always ended with lunch, many times at her favorite restaurant, Burger King. Mary always loved coloring, doing puzzles and watching Tom and Jerry with the children. She also was an avid card player, and loved playing pitch at family gatherings. She was known to make great pickles, jelly and chili sauce.
Mary was the loving matriarch of the family, who blessed us with her quiet, gentle guidance. Mary is survived by her daughter, Sharon Murdick (Theodore) of Skaneateles. She also leaves behind her grandchildren Michelle Alcock (John) of Elbridge, and Mary Beth Leeson (Chad) of Auburn, as well as her great grandchildren Robert Alcock, Laura Alcock, Erica Leeson, and Derek Leeson.
Mary blessed us with so many fond memories over her 96 years that we will carry with us forever. We will forever cherish singing Red River Valley, and You are My Sunshine with her, and those waning moments where we were able to provide her comfort rubbing her back and holding her hand.
Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near. Still loved, still missed and very dear.
Robert D. Gray Funeral Home in Skaneateles is handling the arrangements. At Mary’s wishes, the burial service will be private. For those who wish, memorial donations in memory of Mary may be made to St. Andrews United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 23, Mottville, New York 13119.