June 10, 2008
Mary Kavanaugh, 79; of Fulton left this life peacefully as she wanted surrounded by her children and grandchildren Tuesday at Oswego Hospital, Oswego, NY after a long illness. She was born July 1, 1928 to the late Carolyn and Charles Himmelsbach of Buffalo, NY. Mary was a Registered Nurse having received her degree in Nursing from the Millard Fillmore Hospital, Buffalo, NY. She retired as a Charge Nurse at the Oswego Mental Health Center, Oswego, NY after 11 years. Mary lived a long and full life. She loved bingo, bowling and traveling. Her love and faith in God was an inspiration to many who knew her and gave her comfort over the years. She was pre-deceased by her husband William Kavanaugh in 1981, her son William Kavanaugh in 1985, her granddaughter Meaghan Kavanaugh in 1988, her son-in-law Larry Bortle in 1999, and her sister Carol Boltman June 9, 2008. She is survived by her daughters Robin (David) Rast of VT, Michele (Robert) Corey of Hannibal, NY, and Mary Sue Bortle of Hannibal, her brother Charles “Bud” (Sally) Himmelsbach of FL., 6 grandchildren: Victoria and William Corey, Maria and Stephen Rast and Nicholas and Raymond Bortle. Memorial Services will be held 10:00 am Friday in Holy Family Church where Rev. Moritz Fuchs will celebrate a mass of Christian Burial. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton. There will be no calling hours. The Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S. Fulton, NY has care of the arrangements.