Mary Hunter

Mary Elizabeth Hunter

1926 - 2022

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Obituary of Mary Elizabeth Hunter

Mary Elizabeth (Sloat) Hunter, 95, of Walton, died peacefully on March 4, 2022 at Chenango Memorial Senior Living in Norwich. Mary was born on August 23, 1926 in Bronxville, NY to Henry and Estelle Sloat, and had one sister, Kate Bodin, all of whom have pre-deceased her. Mary married William R. (Bubs) Hunter Jr. on Sept 23, 1951 in Nyack, and they resided in Eastchester, NY all of their married life. They have three daughters, and cherished sons-in-law; Dotti (Joe) Kruppo of Walton, Ronnie Hunter (Ron Saladin) of Clinton, CT, and Patty (Steve) Wood also of Walton. Mary lost Bubs too young, in 1976, but did a wonderful job of continuing to raise their daughters herself. Mary and Bubs bought land in 1963 and built their dream home in Walton during summer vacations and weekends. She moved to Walton full time in 1980 and embraced her new community. Mary adored and spoiled her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She is survived by her grandchildren, Michaelia (Tommy Poulin) McClenon of Norwich, Shana McClenon of Greenwood Lake, NY, Eric (Tiffany) Wood of Walton, Julie (Nick Hernandez) Wood of Reno, NV, and Jenn (Brian) DeFluri of PA. And her great grandchildren, Lana and Tyler Powell, Graham and Cody Hernandez, Waverly Wood, Liz, TJ, and Madison Poulin and Mackenzie DeFluri. Mary worked at Family Shopping Center and the Walton Pharmacy for many years, getting to know people in Walton quickly and jumping into volunteering for many causes, like the American Cancer Society and American Heart Association Radiothons. She was the President of the DVH Volunteers for over 20 years, and among her accomplishments in that role were a hospital gift shop and the annual Pennies From Heaven fund drive at the elementary school each year. She helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars in her tenure for the hospital to buy equipment, furnishings for the rooms, and other needs for various departments. She was a faithful member of St. John the Baptist Church, and her beliefs and church family meant a lot to her. The condolences we have received just confirm to us how many lives she touched, and makes us proud and brings us comfort and peace. She was predeceased by her parents, sister and husband, many brothers and sisters-in-law, and many dear friends. She is survived by her immediate family, her brother-in-law James Hunter, sister-in-law Wini Hunter Heinzinger of Eastchester, and dear friend Maureen Hillen of Tuckahoe. She also leaves behind many nieces and nephews across the country, and friends here in Walton, especially her neighbor Nancy Paul. Relatives and friends are invited to call at St John the Baptist Church on Tuesday, March 8 from 2-4pm and 6-8 pm. where a Mass of Christian Burial will be on Wednesday, March 9 at noon at the church. Reception following in the parish hall. She will be buried next to her husband Bubs at Holy Mount Cemetery in Eastchester, NY on Thursday, March 10 with a graveside service at noon. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to DVH Volunteers.
Tuesday
8
March

Visitation

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday, March 8, 2022
St John the Baptist
Benton Ave
Walton, New York, United States
6078654720
Tuesday
8
March

visitation

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday, March 8, 2022
St John the Baptist
Benton Ave
Walton, New York, United States
6078654720
Wednesday
9
March

Mass of Christian Burial

12:00 pm
Wednesday, March 9, 2022
Saint John The Baptist Roman Catholic Church
17-25 Benton Ave.
Walton, New York, United States