Mary Haskins
1917 - 2014
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Mary Minturn Haskins, 96, of Charlottesville, Virginia died on March 16th 2014 at University of Virginia Hospital. Born September 3, 1917 in Philadelphia PA, she was the daughter of Edmund S. McCawley and Margaret Bannard McCawley. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert B. Minturn, her husband Stanley G. Haskins, and her brothers William Morris McCawley and Edmund S. McCawley Jr. Mrs. Haskins attended the Shipley School in Bryn Mawr, PA. She was married to Mr. Minturn from 1937 until his death in 1986, and to Mr. Haskins from 1993 until his death in 1996. A resident of the North Shore of Boston from 1947 until moving to Charlottesville in 2009, Mrs. Haskins delighted in presiding over large holiday gatherings for extended family and friends. For many years she was a volunteer at the Beverly Hospital and at the Essex Institute in Salem MA. She was a lifelong gardener and an avid bridge-player. Slowed by illness in her last decade, she nevertheless retained enjoyment in her family and friends, her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She is survived by her three children, Robert B. Minturn of Boston, MA, Mary Minturn Wood of Hamilton, MA and Richard S. Minturn of Charlottesville, VA and their spouses. She also leaves five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and a sister, Heath McCawley Porter of Villanova, PA. Her family extends heartfelt thanks to those who cared for her through the years, at her home in Hamilton and later at Morningside Assisted Living in Charlottesville. Special thanks to the staff of Martha Jefferson House in Charlottesville who looked after her so well for the last six months. A memorial service will be held at St. Johns Church, 705 Hale St., Beverly Farms, MA at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, 161 Essex St., Salem MA 01970-1876 Condolences may be sent to the family at

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Published in Hamilton-Wenham Chronicle from Mar. 25 to Apr. 1, 2014.
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March 25, 2014
May her memory be a beautiful blessing to all of us.
Holly Heilberg
March 25, 2014
sorry to hear it fun person
steve cotter
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