Mary Anne Dexter, 80, of Grant St. Cortland, passed away August 12, 2013 at the Cortland Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Dexter was born November 4, 1932 in Syracuse, NY the daughter of the late John and Mary Brenish Ducar.
Mrs. Dexter and her husband operated Dexters Market on Grant St. for many years. She was a communicant of St. Marys Church and had been a member of the Catholic Daughters. One of her greatest joys was her grandchildren ,she deeply enjoyed attending and watching her grandchildrens activities and sporting events.
Mrs Dexter is survived by her husband of 58 years James Dexter of Cortland, her daughter Suzanne (Glenn) Trinder of Hannibal, NY, one brother John (Janet) Ducar of Oswego, NY, her sister; Dorothy (Don) Gossett in South Carolina, her beloved grandchildren Rebecca (Scott) Lockwood, Glenn Trinder IV , James and Brian Trinder and her great grandson Pierce Lockwood. Sisters-in-law and brother-in-law; Linda Dexter, Dick and Susan McKnight and many close nieces, nephews and cousins.
Mrs. Dexter was predeceased by her brother-in-law Coe F. Dexter in October 2001.
A funeral service will be held on Friday at 11:00 AM at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave, Cortland with the Deacon joseph During presiding. Interment will follow in the Cortland Rural Cemetery. Friends are invited to Call on Thursday 4:00-7:00 pm at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of ones choice. To offer condolences online visit www.wright-beard.com
My dad, Andrew Brenish, always had great affection for Mary Anne and her mom and dad. He had lived with Aunt Mary and Uncle John for a bit while working in Syracuse. He and my mom would make regular trips to see them and sometimes stopped in Cortland. He got a kick out of visiting the store. I remember them visiting the lake now and then and Mary Annes great hospitality. Until a bit ago, I got Christmas cards from Mary Anne with notes. She always mentioned her daughter and wonderful grand children.
I will remember all of you in my prayers at this sad time.Donna Brenish Whitaker Whitaker Cousin
Dear Sue, I have many, many fond memories of your mother and what a nice person she was; always had a smile on her face. My deepest condolences go out to you and your family as well as many prayers. Sherry Hinkle Wright
Dear Dexter family, When I read of Mrs. Dexter's passiing a whole bunch of emotions sweep through me. I am happy to say that Mrs. Dexter touched my life and the members of the Davis family from N. Church. I closed my eyes and could see myself opening the door to the market on a mission to get bread or milk for home. I was always greeted as family and enjoyed the trips I made. I remember your home and spending time with Suzanne during our summers off from school. I am sadden for your loss of family. I have been blessed to know the members of the Dexter family. Peace be with you, Joan Davis Niswender
Dear Sue and Jim- I have many fond memories of your mom when my dad and I went to your store. It was always a fun time and your mom always was so friendly . My condolences to you and your family . -Paul D'Addario Arlington, VA