SCHYULERVILLE - Mary B. Golden, 82, of State Route 4 in Stillwater, died Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011, at the Pleasant Valley Nursing Facility in Argyle after a long illness.
Born Dec. 24, 1928, on the family farm in Easton, she was the daughter of the late Waldo E. and Mabel Orr Booth.
Mary was a graduate of Schuylerville School and a communicant of the Schuylerville United Methodist Church. In 1953, she began her career at Union National Bank in Troy. After 38 years of service, Mary retired from her position as trust operations officer in 1991.
She took great pleasure in quilting, shopping, dining out, traveling and reading thousands of books in her lifetime. For many years, she and her husband enjoyed summers boating on the Hudson and Lake Champlain with friends. In recent years, Mary embraced the challenge of modern technology, purchasing and learning to use a laptop computer and e-reader. Her most cherished moments were spent surrounded by the love and laughter of family and friends.
In addition to her parents, Mary was predeceased by her husband, William Golden; two sisters, Sylvia Bradt and Ruth Pratt; and three brothers, Elwaine, Clarence and Richard Booth.
Survivors include three sisters, Elsie Roberts of Greenwich, Eleanor Wood and Mabel Nevins of Schuylerville; and several loving nieces, nephews and friends who will miss her greatly.
A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011, at Flynn Bros. Inc. Funeral Home, 13 Gates Ave., Schuylerville.
Burial will follow in the Gerald B.H. Solomon-Saratoga National Cemetery in Schuylerville.
Friends may call from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home prior to the funeral service.
Memorials can be made in Mary's memory to the Easton Library, 1074 Route 40, Greenwich, NY 12834.
Mary's family wishes to express its gratitude to the staffs of Home of the Good Shepherd in Wilton and Pleasant Valley in Argyle. They also wish to thank Washington County visiting health care workers and devoted caregivers Marsha Tilley and Debbie Lester.
Online remembrances can be made at www.flynnbrosinc.com.