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Mary Ann Duryea Obituary


Mary Ann Duryea

Mary Ann Duryea (aka “Beautiful Hollywood Mother/Nana”) passed away peacefully March 4, 2011 at the age of 78 in Tequesta, Florida. She was born September 20, 1932 in Newburgh, N.Y. to William Houston Baxter and Isabelle O’Malley Baxter. She lived in Newburgh through high school, and after college she resided primarily in Ramsey, New Jersey where she raised three children with her husband. She enriched the lives of so many people with her compassion, her vigor for life and her amazing sense of humor!

She will be greatly missed but never forgotten by her many friends and her beloved family – dear friend Beverly Bauer of Newburgh, ex-husband Dwight Duryea, brother Bill Baxter and sister-in-law Annie Baxter of Newburgh, many nieces and nephews, son Tom Duryea of Ramsey, daughter Denise (Murray), son-in-law Dan, adored grandchildren Danny, Michael, Joey and Patrick, and her great granddaughter Maddie all of Denver, Colorado. She was predeceased by her beloved son, Bill Duryea of Ramsey. You will forever be in our hearts Little Lady – the world was a better place because of you.

Funeral services will be held at the Wyckoff Reformed Church in Wyckoff, New Jersey at 10 am on April 30. Donations may be made to Hospice.