Mary E. Lyman, MSN, RN, 67, a forty seven year
resident of Millerton, NY died peacefully at her home in Millerton with her
loving family at her side. Mary retired from nursing at Vassar Bros. Medical
Center in Poughkeepsie in 2012 where she had worked for over twenty years. Mary
was also an Adjunct Instructor in the Department of Nursing at Dutchess
Community College for fifteen years.
Born February 20, 1950 in Yonkers, NY she was the
daughter of the late William and Elizabeth (Bencizenga) Saunders. Mary attended
and graduated from Webutuck High School, Class of 1968. She received her
nursing degree from SUNY New Paltz and Masters in Nursing from State University
at New Paltz. Mary was a long time parishioner of St. Patrick’s Church in
Millerton and more recently at Immaculate Conception Church in Amenia.
On August 8, 1970 in Sheffield, MA she married John
Joseph Lyman, Jr., together sharing nearly forty two years of marriage. Mr.
Lyman died May 30, 2012. Mary is survived by her daughter Danielle Bailey and
her husband Albert of Millerton; two sons, Erick Lyman and his wife Kim of
Gallatin, NY and John Lyman of Millerton; four grandchildren, Jacob and Skyler
Lyman and Emma and A.J. Bailey; her brother, Tom Saunders and his wife Denise of
Dickinson Center, NY and her sister, Anne Honour and her husband Al of Amenia,
NY and several other extended family members and many friends.
Calling hours will be held on Thursday, September 7,
2017 from4-7pm at the Scott D. Conklin Funeral Home, 37 Park Avenue, Millerton,
NY 12546. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, September 8,
2017 at 10am at Immaculate Conception Church, 4 Lavelle Rd. Amenia, NY. Rev.
Kent Wilson will officiate. Burial will take place at Amenia Island Cemetery,
Route 343 in Amenia, NY. In lieu of Mary’s
dedication to the advancement of the field of nursing, the family requests memorial
contributions be made to the Mary Lyman Memorial Scholarship Fund, Dutchess
Community College Foundation, 53 Pendell Rd. Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. To send an
online condolence please visit www.conklinfuneralhome.com