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Mary P. Boivin Honiker

1919-2013 Mrs. Mary P. Boivin Honiker, age 94, of 339 Woodland Rd. Lee, Ma., formerly of 76 Maplewood Ave. Pittsfield, died Thursday evening at the home of her daughter in Lee. She was born in Bennington, Vt., March 17, 1919; she was the daughter of the late Isadore J. and Rose Mary Lassor Boivin. Upon moving to Pittsfield as a young girl, she attended the former Dawes School on Elm St. and was a 1937 graduate of Pittsfield High School, initially employed at the former England Bros. Dept. Store, she later became employed with Walden Books, both on North St. Mrs. Honiker then became employed as a bookkeeper with the former Besse-Clarke store on North St. continuing her career as a bookkeeper. She was employed in the office practice of Dr. Stearn for many years, retiring in the late 1970s. A communicant of St. Joseph's Church, she was an avid reader. She enjoyed both knitting and handwork, which she shared as gifts for her family and friends. Her husband, George F. Honiker, whom she married May 23, 1938, in Sacred Heart Church died Feb. 25, 2001. She is survived by her three daughters, Maralyn A. Morrissey of Bradenton, Fl., Donna J. Kohlenberger of Lenox, Ma. and Karen R. Shaffer, with whom she made her home, two sons, George F. Honiker, Jr. of Merced, Ca. and Peter F. Honiker of Merritt Island, Fl., 13 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren and 7 great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her two brothers, Leonard and Joseph Boivin and her sister, Mrs. Rose Giunipero. FUNERAL NOTICE: Honiker, Mary P., age 94, died Nov. 28th. Calling hours at the Devanny-Condron Funeral Home will be held Monday evening from 5 to 7. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday morning at 9:15 a.m. followed with a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph's Church with the Rev. Msgr. Michael A. Shershanovich, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, if friends desire, memorial donations may be made to The or The National Parkinson Foundation in care of Devanny-Condron Funeral Home. Please visit www.devanny-condron.com to leave messages of condolence for the family.



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Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Dec. 1, 2013
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