BENDER, MARY WASHINGTON STATE - Mary M. Bender, 83, of Lynden, Washington formerly of Troy and Latham died on Friday, October 7, 2011 after a short illness. She was born in Crikvenica, Yugoslavia, educated in Vancouver, Canada and was the daughter of the late Silvo and Sylvia Zupan Carr. She lived in Troy and Latham for many years before moving to the State of Washington. She was active in the Eastern Star, Latham and Washington State. Wife of the late Earl E. Bender. Survivors include her sons, Earl (Bonnie) Bender of Cohoes, Ross (Janet) Bender of Argyle, N.Y., her grandchildren Earl Scott, Christopher, Nicholas, Justin, Jennifer and Robert, 7 great grandchildren, her sister and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her son, Robert Bender and a sister. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a graveside service at Memory Gardens, Colonie on Monday at 1:30 with Rev. Nick TeBordo officiating. For directions and guest registry, www.dufresnefuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Dufresne Funeral Home, Inc., Cohoes.
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Published in The Record on Nov. 5, 2011