PHOENIX, NY – Mary G. Earle, 83, of Phoenix, NY, passed away at Pontiac Nursing Home, Oswego, NY, on Thursday August 27, 2015.
She was born in the town of Volney to her late parents, Pearl (Mac Intyre) and John C. Gillespie on May 30, 1932.
A high school graduate, she then completed one year of college.
Mary was an active member of Phoenix United Methodist Church.
She was a choir member and soloist, Liturgist, communion steward, and served on the board of trustees.
Mary was active in the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 172, Phoenix.
As a past matron, she was selected as a grand representative for the Manitoba, Canada conference.
She also was a baker.
Mary’s famous bread pudding was offered at the dinners at the Masonic Temple in Phoenix.
She also made delicious pies and cakes.
Mary was an LPN and worked at Andrew Michaud Nursing Home, Fulton, and the Pontiac Nursing Home, Oswego, as well as a private duty nurse.
She was predeceased by her husband, Gerald William Earle, on May 8, 1996; three sisters; and one brother.
Surviving are her two sons, Donald C. (Harriet M.) Earle of Addison, NY, and Grover W. (Faith) Earle of Pulaski; two sisters, her twin, Marjorie Strine of North Chili, NY, and Laura Stock of Baldwinsville; her six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, cousins.
Services will be held on Thursday, September 3, at 2 p.m. in Phoenix United Methodist Church, 49 Jefferson St., Phoenix.
The Rev. Michaela St. Marie will officiate the funeral service.
Calling hours will be from noon to 2 p.m. in the church prior to the funeral.
Burial will follow the service in the Phoenix Rural Cemetery, 126 Chestnut St., Phoenix.
Contributions to: Phoenix United Methodist Church in her memory.
Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, Phoenix, has charge of arrangements.