BURLINGTON - Mary Helene Yuhasz Sargent passed away peacefully at The Village at Brookwood Healthcare, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. She was 90.
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Mary was born in Windsor, Conn., to the late Michael and Anna Yuhasz.
She was predeceased by her brothers, Elek and Michael.
Mary lived in Connecticut for 77 years before moving to Burlington. She graduated from Tunxis Community College in Farmington, Conn. and attended the Univ. of Connecticut. Before her retirement, Mary was Secretary to the Executive Secretary, Judicial Department and later a Pretrial Coordinator for the Supreme and Appellate Courts, State of Connecticut. Mary received recognition from the Connecticut General Assembly for her commitment and dedication for over 27 years in state service.
While in Connecticut she actively participated as a volunteer for the American Red Cross for over 25 years and, during retirement, with the Red Cross Disaster Team. In 2002 Mary moved to Burlington and immediately became known for her ready smile and personal warmth.
She is survived by her daughters, Sharon Cooper Hines of Burlington, Joanne Cooper-Novak of Chardon, Ohio and Diane DeVito of Sioux Falls, S.D.; son, Arthur Harold Cooper of New York; grandchildren, Sarah Cooper-Novak Payne, John Novak, Jason Hines, Seth Hines, Susan Hines Càceres, Saskia Grupp Ekstrom, Sarah Grupp, Carl Grupp and Karl Longenecker; great-grandchildren, Emma, Aria, Gillian Payne, Kai and Liev Ekstrom, George Hines, Victor Càceres, Jonathan Grupp, Jasmine, Rebecca Marshall, Samantha, Amanda Williams, Jordan Lee and Ashley Longenecker.
A private graveside service will be held in Connecticut.
The family is forever grateful to the nurses and staff at The Village at Brookwood Healthcare and especially Melanie Shields, Cherry Jones and Mary Norfleet. Also, a special thank you for the compassionate care by the staff of Hospice and Palliative Care of Alamance-Caswell.
Memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Alamance-Caswell, 918 Chapel Hill Road, Burlington, NC 27215, the Women's Resource Center, 411 W. Fifth Street, Burlington, NC 27215 or to the American Red Cross, Piedmont Carolina Chapter, 511 W. Davis Street, Burlington, NC 27215.
You may sign the online register book at www.lowefuneralhome.com
Lowe Funeral Home & Crematory
2205 South Church Street Burlington, NC 27215
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