Mary Sue McMurdy

1934 - 2018

COOPERSTOWN – Mary Sue McMurdy, 83, of East Syracuse, passed away suddenly February 28, 2018, at Focus Rehabilitation and Nursing Center at Otsego.

She was born August 12, 1934, in North Harpersfield, the daughter of Harry and Marjorie Hedman.

Following graduation at Jefferson Central School, Mary Sue attended nursing school at Kingston City Hospital and graduated in 1955. She served as a Registered Nurse in Ithaca.

She was active in Home Bureau activities and the Brooktondale Fire Department. Mary Sue enjoyed painting and crafts and excelled in sewing and crocheting. When moving to Fremont Hills, East Syracuse she used these talents as a long time Girl Scout Leader.

Mary Sue is survived by her husband of 62 years, Lloyd, a resident of Focus; two daughters, Marjorie A.M. Struckle and husband David of Jordanville and Cheryl Kane and husband John of East Syracuse; three grandchildren, Melissa Struckle of Cobleskill, Danielle Kane of Buffalo, and Jeffrey Kane of Providence, Rhode Island; a brother, Edward Hedman and wife, Linda of Averill Hill; a sister-in-law, Lillie Koenig of Sidney; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Hedman of Stewart, Florida.

Family and friends are welcome to pay their respects from 4-6 p.m. Sunday, March 4, 2018, at the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home, 82 Chestnut Street, Cooperstown.

At 6 p.m. there will be a brief funeral service with the Rev. Thomas LeBeau, pastor of Cooperstown United Methodist Church, officiating. Following the service the family will receive visitors at Focus Otsego.

Burial will be at a later date in White Chapel Memory Gardens in Dewitt.

The family would like to thank all the staff at Focus for excellent care of Mary Sue during her stay there. Also, special thanks to the Brookdale East Assisted Living in Fayetteville where she loved spending the past year.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Geriatric Emergency Medicine (GEM Care) at Upstate University Hospital at Community Campus, 4900 Broad Road, Syracuse, NY 13215.

Arrangements are under the care and guidance of the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown.

If you would like to send condolences to the family, send an email to Connell, Dow & Deysenroth. We will forward your comments to the family. If you would like to send flowers in memory of the deceased, contact Mohican Flowers at (607) 547-8822, or A Rose is a Rose at (607) 264-3100.