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Faye Wirmusky

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Faye S. Wirmusky 1926 - 2012A Pioneer of Having it All HOOSICK FALLS, NY Mother of five sons and a trailblazer for women in business, Faye Smith Wirmusky died peacefully at home in Hoosick Falls on May 19th in the loving care of her sons, family and friends. Born in 1926 and married in 1946, Faye was proudest of being a great mom while enjoying a rich personal life blending career, travel, and a love of beautiful things and interesting people. She was married for 62 years to retired Army Major Anthony J. (Tony) Wirmusky, deceased in 2009. The greatest heartbreak of her life was the death of her son Stephen in 1993. Faye is survived by her sister, Linda Smith Spaar; her sister-in-law, Regina Hubbard, and niece, Teresa Brennan; her sons, A.J., Richard, Frank and Peter and their partners, as well as two grandsons, Anthony III and Joseph. Faye brought a joyful, inventive approach to motherhood while succeeding at the top of a male-dominated industry, advancing from receptionist to national association director in 10 years. Faye inspired all who knew her with her stylist integration of family life, career, and a vibrant social life in Atlanta, Hawaii, the Netherlands and at Hedges Lake. She was an accomplished bridge player and crossword puzzlist, with a deep affinity for the beauty of wild birds. FUNERAL NOTICE: A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Wednesday, May 23, at 10 a.m. from the Immaculate Conception Church on Main Street in Hoosick Falls. Burial will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery in Hoosick Falls. Relatives and friends may call at the MAHAR FUNERAL HOME, 43 Main Street in Hoosick Falls on Tuesday, May 22, from 6 to 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wi-Fi Wireless Internet Project at the Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation at Hoosick Falls in care of the funeral home.

Published in Bennington Banner from May 21 to May 22, 2012
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