Funeral services for Mary O. Bresett, age 88 of Mulberry, FL and formerly of Ogdensburg will be held on Friday (Jan 14, 2011) at 11:00am at the St. John’s Episcopal Church with Rev. Robert Longbottom officiating. Burial will be in the spring at Ogdensburg Cemetery.
Calling hours will be held Friday morning at the Fox & Murray Funeral Home from 9:30am until the time of the service. Mrs. Bresett died Sunday (Jan 9, 2011) at the Bartow Regional Medical Center in Florida.
Surviving are three sons David Bresett & his wife Chris of Mary Point, VA, Terry Bresett & his wife Sandra of Ogdensburg, Don Bresett & his wife Patricia of Valrico, FL; a daughter Carolyn Leathers of Colton; a brother William Fournier & his wife Ruth of South Carolina; grandchildren Nicole Avila & her husband Joshua Stein, Ben Bresett & his wife April, Beth Bresett, Jared Bresett & his wife Bianca, Amanda Bresett; a great-granddaughter Kayla Bresett and several nieces, nephews & cousins.
Mary is predeceased by her husband Carlton, a daughter Sharon Louise, three sisters Helena Fournier, Ursula LaGray and Marguerite LaGray along with a brother Bud Fournier.
Mary was born on October 15, 1922 in Scarborough, Ontario, a daughter of the late George & Elizabeth (Spooner) Fournier. She graduated from Ogdensburg Free Academy and attended the local business school. She married Carlton E. Bresett on June 26, 1943 at St. Mary Church in Massena.
She worked for the Department of Navy at Alcoa during World War II, Randall’s Manufacturing and the Department of Transportation until the early 60’s. She then became employed at the St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center as the patient account clerk until 1985 when she retired. She was a member of the St. John’s Episcopal Church and the VFW Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed line dancing, playing cards, shuffleboard and reading.
Memorial contributions have been requested to the American Heart Association.
Call hours are Friday January 14, 2011, 9:30-10:30 at Fox & Murray Funeral Home