Mary S. Cross

Louisville, Kentucky

Age 79


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Cross, Mary S.,79, died peacefully at home on Friday, February 5, 2016. Born in Louisville, KY, she had been a resident of Princeton since 1975. For Mary, Princeton was a place full of friends whom she loved dearly. She thrived on life at Princeton University and regularly audited classes there....

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Our heartfelt sympathy
and thanksgiving to the family of Mary S. Cross.
Mary live life of with an abundance of compassion, justice, undergirded by love.
She and her family touched our lives and made a difference. _Irv and Rubee Moxley.

Mary Cross was a marvel. I had the good fortune to meet her through my parents--Richard and Anne Murphy--and at lectures and such since. Mary kept a very packed calendar. She loved Princeton University and was thrilled to learn that our daughter had been offered a place there--"and she's not even a one-eyed oboe player!" Her beautiful book-filled home was our home for campus events. Mary Cross truly had a heart bigger than a barn door and her departure leaves a very big hole in...

Dear Mary was one of the truely great ladies of my life and Trusteeship at AUC, affectionately known as "one of the skirts" when she and Kate joined the Board.

Although I never had the pleasure of meeting her, it is obvious that she was a gracious, vivacious, and loving woman. Thank Goddess for Yellow Dog Democrats!

Mary married my old friend Ted. I adored her.

Sis Hedden

Mary was a fabulous woman--bright, engaging and talented. Her Nantucket houses, with their trademark blue and white rooms, are works of art. She was excellent company and never stopped learning. I will miss her sharp wit and probing mind. Her recent book of memoirs is astounding! Stephanie Wilson

My condolences to the Cross and extended families of Mary for the loss of your dear mother, grandma and friend. May you find the strength to face tomorrow without her in the love that surrounds you today (Jeremiah 29:11,12) ~ Linda, Queens, NY

Mary was such a talented, highly intelligent woman with a keen sense of humor. Her wonderful books will give me so much pleasure and fill me with images of Mary and the years we shared in our marvelous bookclub, The Wauwinet Ladies Literary Society. Peggy Silverstein

I remember her as Mary Stoll, a student at Collegiate and a classmate of my sister Louise Baker. It is marvelous to read of all the great things she has accomplished since leaving Louisville! What a contributor she has been, to the arts, to photography, and to education. Her children certainly have a lot to inspire them and to live up to!