Mary E. Boyd

     Apr. 16, 1936 - Apr. 3, 2023   

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Visitation:

     Friday, April 14, 2023
     2-4 & 6-8 p.m.

     Treusdell Funeral Home
     65 S. Main Street
     Belfast, NY
     

 

Funeral Service:

     Saturday April 15,2023
     11:00 a.m.

     Treusdell Funeral Home
     65 S. Main Street
     Belfast, NY
     

Mary E. Boyd

Mary E. Boyd passed away April 3, 2023 at home in Belfast after a short illness, she was 85. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who dedicated her working life to caring for others.

Mary was born to Ernest and Helen Fitzgerald on April 16, 1936. She married Larry B. Boyd on December 26, 1953 at the First Day Baptist Church in Richburg. He predeceased her on Oct. 24, 2009.

Mary was an honor graduate of the Richburg Central School Class of 1953 and graduated from Rochester General Hospital School of Nursing as a Registered Nurse in 1956. She earned her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Excelsior College and a Master of Science at St. John Fisher College in Rochester.

Early in her career, Mary gained critical care experience while working in hospitals in New York, New Jersey, Virginia and Illinois while following her husband during his 20 years of service in the Navy. Upon returning to Allegany County, Mary worked at Belfast Central School as a school nurse before joining the staff at Cuba Memorial as Associate Care Coordinator of a medical/surgical floor.

In 1980 she joined the staff of Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville as Head Nurse of the Intensive Care Unit, earning the title of Director of Nursing later that same year. In 1987 she was named Vice President of Patient Care Services at Jones Memorial, a position she held until her retirement in 1999. She was a member of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, the American Association of Health Care Executives and held Board Certification in Nursing Administration from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

She was stubborn in the best way, quick-witted and gregarious. Mary had an infectious laugh and made sure to always sit near the salt shaker at meal times. She lived for many years with her Boston Terrier Sailor, and recently adopted Pebbles to keep her company.

Mary was devoted to her family and a proud supporter of their accomplishments. She enjoyed family gatherings and activities involving her children and grandchildren. She was an avid reader and trusted God for daily guidance in all things and thanked Him for His patience and mercy.

In addition to her husband and parents, Mary is predeceased by her brother Larry Fitzgerald and her granddaughter Kristina Slack.

She is survived by her children, Jean (Jamie) Mahoney of Belfast and Kathy (Scott) Holmes of Pike and Steven (Natalie) Boyd of Mosinee, Wisc.; a sister, Rowena Boyd of Belfast; brother-in-law Danny (Isolda) Boyd of Saratoga Springs. Mary leaves behind 13 grandchildren: Brittany Green, Benjamin Bailey (U.S. Navy), Katlyn Holmes, Ryan Holmes, Keith Holmes, Moriah Holmes, Matthew Holmes, Sydney Holmes, Maggie Holmes, Wesley Holmes, Shannon Boyd and Alexia Pfeiffer; 11 great-grandchildren: Ayden Wilson, Montgomery Wilson, Logan Green, Carley Green, Eva Green, Jack Green, Penelope Sylvester, Hadley Sylvester, Eloise Sylvester, Emily Holmes and Allison Holmes.

Friends will be received Friday, April 14, 2023, 2-4 and 6-8 pm. at the Treusdell Funeral Home, Belfast, Funeral services will be held Saturday April 15,2023 at 11:00 am in the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Jones Memorial Hospital, Allegany County SPCA or the charity of the donorís choice. Online condolences to the family may be expressed by clicking the button below.

 

                     

 

 

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