Mary Terry

Obituary of Mary Terry

Mary M. Terry, 73, of Allegany, NY died peacefully at Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility in Montour Falls, NY, on Thursday, November 2, 2017 after a brief battle with cancer. She was born in Pittsburg, KS to Joseph & Margaret Lavery and the oldest daughter of eight children.

Mary moved to Allegany in 1972. After serving as director of a local nursery school, she spent over two decades teaching middle school English in Ellicotville, NY. She loved playing her favorite game Scrabble, cards, & book club chats with friends. She was active in the St. Bonaventure Church community, often volunteering at the Bridge. Her twice daily walks with her beloved dog, Sammy & their visits to the nursing home nearby brought smiles to all.

Mary was preceded in death by her daughter, Jenny Frey, & the love of her life, husband John "Jack" Terry. She is survived by sons Jeff (Paige) Frey & Joe Frey, grandchildren Taylor Frey & Ryan Frey, and her in laws Phil & Lisa Miller.

A Mass to celebrate her life will be held on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at Noon at St. Bonaventure Church, 95 E. Main St. Allegany, NY 14706. A reception at the Remembrance Hall will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to the Allegany Public Library.