Mary L. Coolidge of Wilmington passed away on Friday, December 16, 2022 with her loving family by her side.
She was born August 20, 1940 in Burlington, VT, the daughter of Alfred and Gladys Blair.
She was married to Morris Coolidge, Sr. on September 24, 1960. Mary worked for many years as a seamstress for Santa's Workshop and a cook for numerous places. She was a telephone operator for many years before marrying Morris, and together they owned Coolidge's Rubbish Removal.
She is predeceased by her husband of 58 years, Morris Coolidge, Sr.; her grandson Max Thwaits, III, her parents Fred and Gladys Blair, sister Jean Burbo, half sister Mary Mason, her father and mother-in-law Morse & Helen Coolidge; brothers-in-law John and Jean Coolidge, Donald Coolidge; sisters-in-law Kate and Phil Pulsifer, Nina and Art Williams, niece Marianne Burbo; and Cheryle's companion Jeff King.
She is survived by three daughters and one son, Cheryle Saltmarsh of Chazy Lake, Cindy Geppner of Wilmington, Morris (Judy) Coolidge, Jr. of Jay, and Deborah Coolidge of Jay; Grandchildren Joni (James) Reynolds of Au Sable Forks, Scott (Amanda) Reynolds of Au Sable Forks, Susan Geppner of Au Sable Forks, and Jamie (Kaitlyn) Coolidge of Jay; sister-in-law Jean Coolidge, her brothers and sisters-in-law Lawrence and Gail Coolidge and Patricia and Ronald Coolidge; and, several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
She enjoyed country music, bowling, crafts, camping, and square dancing with Morris, spending time with family and friends, and she was a big Yankees fan, enjoyed watching wrestling and NASCAR.
A Graveside Service will be held on Thursday, December 22, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at Jay Central Cemetery with a reception to follow at the Amos and Julia Ward Theatre in Jay at the Jay Green. There will be no calling hours.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in her honor to Wilmington Fire and Rescue Department or to High Peaks Hospice.