Mary A. Bush 72, passed away Sunday, October 25, 2015 at her home. Born in Schenectady, NY on July 2, 1943, she was the daughter of James and Ruth Bates.
After many years as a homemaker and raising her three children, she worked for the Ballston Spa Central School District. She and her husband owned and operated the Poodle Bush Pet Supply and Grooming Center and also Daizies, Dolls and Miniatures in Ballston Spa.
Mary enjoyed many hobbies including sewing, knitting, gardening, reading, bird watching and spending time with the many dogs, cats, and birds she owned over the years.
She was predeceased by her parents James and Ruth Bates, sister Patricia Kenyon and sister in law Theresa Bates. Mary is survived by her husband Thomas Bush; children Colleen Hadley (John) of Ballston Spa, William Welch of Ballston Spa and Michael Welch (Michele) of Ballston Lake; stepchildren Janice Harris (Fred) of Ballston Spa, Stephen Bush (Deborah) of Sebastian, FL, David Bush of Ballston Spa, and Cynthia Washburn (Richard) of Ballston Spa; grandchildren Kendra Hennessy (Adam), Sean Hadley (Kaleigh), Shannon Tucceri (Vinny), Kyle Welch (Colleen), and Chelsea Welch (Kris Deuel); stepgrandchildren Brittney Harris, Josh Bush (Ashley), Maverick Bush, Gary Washburn, and Tricia Washburn (Megan); sister Beverly Cunningham (Bernard) of Burnt Hills; brother James Bates of Binghamton; seven great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
At Mary’s request there will be no service. Memorial contributions in memory of Mary may be made to Home for Orphaned Animals Exist (HOPE) at www.hopeanimalrescue.org or North Country Wildcare at www.northcountrywildcare.org
A celebration of Mary’s life will be held on a later date.