Gates: Mary died peacefully January 31, 2018 at age 99. She was predeceased by her husband Edward; siblings Margaret, Alice, Leo & Hugh. She is survived by her children Mary “Peg” (Marcus) Folts, Ellen “Chris” Simpson, Peter (Nancy) Medema, Adrianna “Adie” (Charlie) Ball & Julie (John) Williams; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren & many beloved nieces & nephews. After serving overseas in the rank of Captain during WWII as a Registered Nurse, Mary was in charge of the medical units as the Nursing Supervisor at Rochester General Hospital for 15 years.
Viewing hours will be at James R. Gray Funeral Home, 1530 Buffalo Road, Rochester, NY on Sunday, February 4, 2018 from 1-3 pm. Mary's Funeral Mass will be held Monday, February 5, 2018 at 10 am at St. Helen’s Church, 310 Hinchey Road, Rochester, NY. Interment to follow in White Haven Memorial Park, 210 Marsh Road in Pittsford, NY. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Elizabeth G. & Jennifer J. Hildebrandt Hospice Care Center (Lifetime Care, 3111 Winton Road South, Rochester, NY 14623) or Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (www.jdrf.org)