Mary Brooks Terry

Obituary of Mary L. Brooks Terry

Mary L. Brooks Terry, age 86, of Gloversville, passed away Saturday, November 6, 2021 at Nathan Littauer Hospital Nursing Home, Gloversville.

She was born December 3, 1934 in Gloversville, the daughter of the late Herbert Ward and Ruth Cooper. She attended Gloversville schools and was later employed at the Clock Building of Coleco until 1971 due to a back injury. She was a member of the Church of the Holy Spirit, Ida McGinness Senior Citizens and the former Gloversville Eagles Auxiliary. She was a former volunteer for the Fulton County Meals on Wheels Program.

Mary loved horses and being with family and friends. She enjoyed playing Bingo, cards and as she would say, "just getting out".

She is survived by two children, Kristy L. Brooks and Brian L. Brooks of Gloversville; three grandchildren, Sarah Brooks (Jeff Wilson), Shannon Brooks and Alexander Brooks (Lillian); a great-granddaughter, Ava; her pet Chihwahua, Doti; seven sisters, Sharon Benson (Ken), Frances Williams (Albert), Charlene D'Amico, Lillian Hauser (Don), Danielle Shibley (Todd), Linda L. Brockhum (Ed) and Debra Foster; three brothers, Frank Ward, John Ward and Michael Ward (Marion); as well as many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husbands, LeVerne Brooks and Jonathon Terry; as well as six siblings: Stanley Ward, Robert Ward, Caroline Ward, Dorothy Kruger, Shirley Salvione and Sally Cozzolino.

Cremation took place at ParkView Crematorium, Schenectady.

A family gathering will take place next summer.

Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to the Alzheimer's Association, 4 Pine West Plaza, Suite 405, Albany, NY 12205 or to Ronald McDonald House, 139 South Lake Ave; Albany, NY 12208.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Walrath & Stewart Funeral Home, Gloversville.

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