Mourning the death of Mary Macsherry, distinguished citizen and devoted member of her community

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION mourning the death of Mary Macsherry, distin-
guished citizen and devoted member of her community

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to pay tribute to
citizens of the State of New York whose lifework and civic endeavors
served to enhance the quality of life in their communities and the great
State of New York; and
WHEREAS, Mary Macsherry died on December 10, 2012, at the age of 94;
WHEREAS, Mary Macsherry has been honored posthumously by the Northern
New York Community Foundation with its 2013 Spirit of Philanthropy
Award, for her years of charitable work throughout the North Country;
WHEREAS, The award was presented to the Macsherry family at the North-
ern New York Community Foundation Annual Meeting, held at Hospice of
Jefferson County; and
WHEREAS, A Watertown resident, Mary Macsherry's legacy lives on
through the charitable works she accomplished, including several signif-
icant monetary gifts made in her honor after her death by her husband,
Richard R. Macsherry, to Samaritan Medical Center, Hospice of Jefferson
County, Trinity Episcopal Church, and River Hospital in Alexandria Bay;
WHEREAS, In 1997, Mr. and Mrs. Macsherry provided the necessary funds
to build the Macsherry Library in Alexandria Bay; and
WHEREAS, In 2010, they further provided funds to establish an
11,000-square-foot addition, the Macsherry Parish Center, at the Trinity
Episcopal Church; and
WHEREAS, In addition to her charitable donations, Mary Macsherry
volunteered throughout her life at many community organizations and
churches, helping and inspiring others through her spirit of giving; and
WHEREAS, Mary Macsherry leaves behind a legacy which will long endure
the passage of time and will remain as a comforting memory to all she
served and befriended; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
mourn the death of Mary Macsherry, distinguished citizen and devoted
member of her community; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the family of Mary Macsherry.


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