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Mary (Proctor) Bissett

April 15, 1926 ~ October 4, 2023 (age 97) 97 Years Old

Mary Bissett Obituary

Troy - Mary Proctor Bissett, 97, died Wednesday, October 4, 2023, at Eddy Terrace in Troy.

Born in Ludlow, VT, she was daughter of the late Merrill F. Proctor and Verna Ades Proctor and wife of the late Harold Robert  Bissett, whom she married in 1953. She was raised in Ludlow, VT, moved a bit and settled in Wynantskill in 1963. Mary was a graduate of Black River Academy in Ludlow, VT, the University of Rochester where she earned her Bachelor's Degree in 1948 and earned her Masters in Social Work from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland in 1953. 

Mary was a Social Worker for the Child Welfare Division in Rochester, NY and University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio.   

She was a Girl Scout Leader, a member of the PTA and NYS Theater Institute and a Hospice volunteer.  She was an extremely active member of the First Reformed Church of Wynantskill where she was a Sunday School Teacher and a member of the church choir.    

Survivors include two daughters,  Ann (Lynn Koerbel) Bissett and Jane (Mark) Shepard; her grandchildren, Jerry (Sarah) Ryan and Christopher (Heather) Ryan and three great grandchildren, Murphy, Norah and Kellan.  She was predeceased by a brother, Frank Proctor.

Special thanks to the staff of Eddy Terrace in Troy for their loving care.

Relatives and friends may call at the First Reformed Church of Wynantskill  Church Street and Main Avenue Wynantskill on Tuesday, October 10, 2023 from 2-4 PM with a funeral service to follow at 4PM with Rev. Bethany Popkes, officiating. 

Interment will be in  Saxtons River Cemetery in Saxtons River, VT.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in memory of Mary Proctor Bissett to the First Reformed Church of Wynantskill PO Box 159 Wynantskill, NY 12198.  We recommend using the brycefuneralhome.com website to share or send condolences, light a candle, view videos or for service directions.

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October 10, 2023

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
First Reformed Church of Wynantskill
413 Main Ave
Wynantskill, NY 12198

Funeral Service
October 10, 2023

4:00 PM
First Reformed Church of Wynantskill
413 Main Ave
Wynantskill, NY 12198


First Reformed Church of Wynantskill
PO Box 159, Wynantskill NY 12198


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