Mary V. Whitney
Mary V. Whitney, 86, of Keene, N.Y., passed away on Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, at Elizabethtown Community Hospital. She was born in Au Sable Forks on Aug. 18, 1933, daughter of the late Homer and Madeline Wright (Rhino).
She married Reginald J. "Reg" Whitney Sr. of Keene, N.Y., and together had eight children. Mary and Reg owned and ran the diner at the foot of spruce hill in front of where the Notorious Red Barn stood. In the early sixties they moved to the Sibley farmhouse on Alstead Hill where she lived out the rest of her days. After raising her children Mary took a job with Champlain National Bank in Keene and eventually retired.
One of 14, Mary is predeceased by Dorothy, LaVerna, Tish, Wallace, Robert, Paul, Janice, Maude, Goldie and Evelyn. She is survived by sisters Ann, Carol and Roberta. She is also predeceased by her husband Reginald (2008), daughter Joyce (2018) and infant son Jeremy (1975).
Mary is survived by her children Michael/Joanne, Patrick/Susan, Timothy, Amy/Jeff, Jody/Carolyn, and Reggie/Ann. She has eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, at St. Brendan's Catholic Church, with Rev. John Yonkovig officiating. Burial will follow in the Norton Cemetery in Keene. Donations in Mary's memory may be made to the Keene EMS.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Heald Funeral Home, 7521 Court Street, Plattsburgh.
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Published on September 16, 2019


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Chris Shepler
Sep 18, 2019
My heartfelt sympathy to the family. She was an amazing lady and always enjoyed a good laugh with her. I, among many, will miss her. Prayers and hugs to all.