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Mary R. (Andre’) Addington

Published on May 22, 2023

Boonville- Mary R. (Andre’) Addington, 79. Of State Rt. 12D, and a former longtime resident of Wingert Road, Hawkinsville, passed away while surrounded by the loving care of her family, on Saturday, May 20, 2023, at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville.  


Mary was born in Boonville, on August 4, 1943, a daughter of Edward and Doris Boyer Podkowka.  She grew up in Boonville, receiving her education at Boonville Central School and later earning her GED.  For over twenty-five years of employment in the finishing and repair department of Boonville Division of Ethan Allen Furniture Company. For a short time, she was employed for the U.C.P. System at the Barneveld Facility. Mary’s last employment until retirement in 2006 was as a nurse’s assistant in prison health care, at the Mohawk Correctional Facility, Rome.  


On June 23, 1962, Mary was united in marriage with Robert J. Andre’, at St. Joseph’s Church, Boonville.  Thereafter the couple lived on Wingert Road, Hawkinsville.  Mr. Andre’ an employee of the N.Y.S. Canal Department, passed away on January 21, 2000.  In 2012, Mary moved to Boonville where she had made her home with her daughter, Renna, until entering the nursing home in April, 2023.  


She was a member of St. Patrick’s Church, Forestport and St. Patrick’s Catholic Women’s Club.  


Mary is survived by a daughter, Renna Pierce and friend, Maria, Boonville; a son and daughter in law, Ronald and Tammy Andre’, Hawkinsville; grandchildren, one great grandchild, step son, Curtis Addington and his wife, Alecia, Stoney Point, NC; one brother, Joseph Podkowka, Boonville; two sisters and brothers in law, Ruthie and Richard Reese, Port Leyden, Patricia and  James Reed, Mt. Juliet, TN and nieces, nephews and cousins.   Mary possessed a special affection for her two canine companions, Fluffy and Monique. 


A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Matthew Rawson, on Wednesday, May 31, 2023, at 10:00 A.M., at St. Patrick’s Church, Forestport, with interment to follow in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Forestport.  Calling hours are Tuesday, May 30, from 2-4 & 6-8 P.M., at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville.  Memorial contributions may be made to ST. Jude’s 501 Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.  


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