In Skaneateles, Mary Anne was a parishioner at St. Mary’s of the Lake, an active member of the AAUW (American Association of University Women), the Skaneateles Garden Club, and the Skaneateles Country Club. She also enjoyed playing bridge, bowling and later the Red Hat Ladies. A lifelong learner, Mary Anne was an avid reader of many subjects, especially books on spirituality and religion. She displayed her keen financial acumen and to-do lists on the back of envelopes throughout the house. Her most cherished memories were time spent hosting her children and beloved grandchildren at the Lake and visiting their homes in Albany, New Jersey and Connecticut, preserving many family traditions over the years.
In addition to her years of learning, practicing, and teaching nursing, Mary Anne made two final gifts to the profession. She established a scholarship for nursing students at her alma mater, Nazareth College, in memory of her mentor Sister Margaret Mary Townsend. Mary Anne also arranged for her body to be donated to the Strong Memorial Hospital/University of Rochester Medical School for research so that others may continue to learn.
Mary Anne was predeceased by her husband Dick in 2016. She is survived by her brothers Jack Doyle and Jim Doyle (Marge) and many loving nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her children Chris (Rosemary), Bill (Cheryl), and Ellen (Dennis) and her grandchildren Grace, Luke, Daniel, Emma, James, and Oliver. Mary Anne cultivated many friendships, some life-long, and was blessed to the end of her days with dear friends and wonderful neighbors.
Calling hours with Mary Anne’s family will be held on Friday, September 15th from 4 to 7 pm, at Robert D. Gray Funeral Home, Skaneateles.
A memorial mass will be held on Saturday, September 16th at 10 am, at St. Mary’s of the Lake Church -- 81 Jordan Street – Skaneateles, followed by a luncheon reception in the Parish Center.
In lieu of flowers, please consider supporting one of Mary Anne’s charitable interests: Sister Margaret Mary Townsend Endowed Scholarship Fund, Nazareth College, (4245 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618, or online: www.naz.edu/makeagift , check “Memorial Gift” and note Mary Anne Trompeter and Sister Margaret Mary Townsend in the comments); Catholic Relief Services, and the American Indian College Fund.
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