Mary L. Vredenburg, 72 and a resident of 154 West Mohawk Street in Oswego, passed away Sunday morning, December 11, 2011, in the Oswego Hospital with her daughter by her side. She was born in Lexington, Kentucky and was the daughter of the late Paul C. and Mollie McQueen Lowery.
Mrs. Vredenburg had been employed at several college campuses including University of Kentucky and SUNY New Paltz. When Nicholville, New York became her second home, she worked at Clarkson University as the secretary to the Athletic Director and many coaches. During her time in Oswego she was a manager at Movies Plus and a supervisor at Experience Works.
No matter where she lived she built a community of family and friends. Volunteering and helping people was her life. While in Nicholville her favorite past time was gardening and canning. She was a 4- H leader for many years. When she moved to Oswego her volunteering continued with her dedication to Oswego Little League – earning her the volunteer of the year award. Throughout her life she shared her stories and experiences , giving us strength and always leaving us with hope. She always welcomed family, friends and even strangers into her home with her southern hospitality. Mary was a true Kentucky Wildcat fan.
She is survived by her daughter Robyn (Michael) Proud of Oswego, one son Shawn (Darla) Conyea of Norwood, NY, one sister Rosemarie Todd Bailey of Cynthiana, Kentucky, four grandchildren Michael Proud and Alysha Proud both of Oswego, Keshia Conyea of Saratoga, and Jessica Conyea of Norwood, many nieces and nephews; several great-nieces and great-nephews; and many dear friends. She was predeceased by three brothers Paul Kenneth Lowery, Carl Cecil Lowery and Donald Raymond Lowery.
Memorial services will be 4:00PM Monday December 19, at the Southwest Oswego United Methodist Church, Route 104 West in the Town of Oswego. Family will receive friends from 3:00-4:00PM prior to the service. The family would also like to invite all family and friends to a reception at the church following the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Office of the Aging 70 Bunner Street, Oswego, New York 13126. Arrangements are by the Dain-Cullinan Funeral Home.