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Poughkeepsie - Mary Voerman formerly of Poughkeepsie, NY passed away at her home in Williamsburg, VA on March 14, 2014 Mary was born in Philadelphia, PA on Dec. 9, 1926 the daughter of Herman and Clara Meier. She was the youngest of ten children.
Mary married Gerald Voerman at the Arlington Reformed Church on Dec. 7, 1946. Gerald predeceased her in 2004 after 58 wonderful years of marriage.
Mary is survived by her son Gary Voerman and his wife Gaynel of Seattle, WA, her daughter Sharon Voerman of Williamsburg, VA, her daughter Sue Montalto and her husband Gary of Lewes, DE and her daughter Cheryl Voerman of Cary, NC.
Mary is also survived by her granddaughter Heidi Foster, her granddaughter Heather Markle and her husband Jeremy, her grandson Daniel Montalto and his fiance Katie Craft, her granddaughter Tricia Leonard and her husband Shawn and her great grandchildren Joshua, Hannah, Hadley and Kaleigh. She was also predeceased by her beautiful granddaughter Adrienne in 1984 , and her beloved first grandson Gregory Montalto in 1989.
Mary grew up in the foster care system with no permanent home. She fulfilled her lifelong dream of having a family to call her own. Mary devoted herself to the care and nurturing of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was affectionately known as "GiGi" to her great grandchildren. She enjoyed holding all of them on her lap and reading to them.
Mary had a lifelong passion for watercolor painting. She made many friends through the years playing bridge with various clubs. She was a volunteer with the American Cancer Society providing rides and friendship to those in need. Mary and Jerry were great fans of the Arlington High School boys soccer teams that were coached by their son-in-law Gary for more than 30 years.
Calling hours will be at the Timothy Doyle Funeral Home 371 Hooker Ave. Poughkeepsie, NY on Wednesday from 5pm-8pm. A celebration of Mary's life will be held at the funeral home on Thursday at 11am with burial at the Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial donations be made in her name and that of her grandson Gregory to Make a Wish of the Hudson Valley 832 South Broadway Tarrytown, NY 10591.
If you would like to leave an online condolence, please visit www.doylefuneralhome.com
Timothy P. Doyle Funeral Home
371 Hooker Ave.
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal from Mar. 16 to Mar. 18, 2014