Mary Boomhower

Obituary of Mary E. Boomhower

Mary Elizabeth Boomhower peacefully passed away surrounded by her loving family on July 22, 2019, in Clearwater, Florida at the age of 92.  She moved to Seminole, Florida at 90 and enjoyed her last years at Freedom Square where she was very active.  She was born November 23, 1926 in Cohoes, New York to Frederick Charles and Margaret Frances Renaud Boomhower.  Mary accomplished much in her lifetime; she earned her bachelor’s degree from the College of Saint Rose, served in the US Air Force and was one of the first women at Patrick’s Air Force Base in 1956 in Coco Beach, Florida.  She retired from Samaritan Hospital in Troy, NY after 32 years serving as a Histologist.  Mary was a self-taught artist leaving many beautiful paintings to her family.  She loved animals, especially her cats, and enjoyed traveling. Mary is survived by her sisters, Margaret Caven of St. Petersburgh, Florida and Laurel Vumbaco of Troy, NY, her nephew and three nieces as well as several cousins.  The family will receive friends at the DUFRESNE FUNERAL HOME, Inc., 216 Columbia Street, Cohoes on Friday, November 8, 2019 from 5 to 7pm.  Interment will take place on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 11:00am in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Waterford.  Friends who wish to remember Mary in a special way may donate to the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society, Menands, NY. .

 

 

 

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