Mary Anna Companie

June 24, 1941December 10, 2011

Mary Anna Companie, 70, of Laurens, New York passed away unexpectedly on December 10th 2011 at Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown.

Mary Anna was born in Sidney New York on June 24th 1941, the daughter of the late Stanley and Margaret Hall. Mary Anna was raised in Otego NY and spent her life in the Oneonta area. For many years, she worked for the Otsego County Department of Social Services, in Cooperstown.

Mary Anna had a lifelong love of music and was active in both the Catskill Choral Society, of which she was a founding member, and the Catskill Chamber Singers. She enjoyed performing at their many concerts throughout the year. She loved the challenge of learning new music and formed many close friendships with her fellow singers.

Over her life, she was very active in the community. Mary Anna, participated in theatrical productions at the Orpheus Theater, was a regular at the games club held at the Huntington Library and had recently taken up square dancing. She also took pleasure in expanding her knowledge through the courses she took at the Center for Continuing Adult Learning.

Mary Anna was a skilled knitter and crafter. Her family and friends were frequent recipients of the beautiful handmade crafts created.

Her family treasured the time they spent together, especially their annual outing to Cape Cod every summer. She was particularly fond of the campfires on the beach, concerts on the windmill green and pirate boat excursions with her grandchildren. She was always up for an adventure, and this past summer at the age of 70 she took her first kayaking trip on Gull Pond.

She is survived by her four children: David Companie of Wimberley TX, Marietta Barthelemy of Denver CO, Shiela Champagne of West Hartford CT and Michele Klein of West Hartford, CT and their father, David D. Companie, Sr.; her siblings: Lyman Hall of Altus OK, Janice Guenther of Oneonta NY, Margaret Stanfield of Knoxville TN, Ellen Miller of Laurens NY, George Hall of Albany NY, Mark Hall of Knoxville TN and Nathan Hall of Schenectady NY; seven grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and her brothers-in-law, Richard and Frank Companie. A memorial service will be held at 7:30 pm on Thursday, December 15, 2011 at the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, 14 Grand Street, Oneonta with Rev. David A. Rockwell, officiating.

Friends may call from 5:30 to 7:30 pm prior to the memorial service at the funeral home at which time the family will be in attendance.

Arrangements under the direction of Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, Oneonta, NY.


  • Visitation Thursday, December 15, 2011
  • Memorial Service Thursday, December 15, 2011

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December 16, 2011

We are sorry to hear of Mary Anna's passing. She will be missed at exercise class. Rose Nelson

December 16, 2011

We were so sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom - please accept our condolances and very bset wishes to the Companie family. Pete Powers & Rosemary Markert

December 15, 2011

We knew Mary Anna in high School and got to see her last year at George's class reunion. She was a friend and a good person. We are so glad we got the chance to reconnect. Our heart felt sympathy to her family.
Nancy and George Dieball

December 14, 2011

Mary and I wish for all Mary Anna' s family and friends solace and peace in your time of sorrows. Mary Anna is a loving and lovely lady who shared with us and with many the gift of her friendship and her gift of song.

Mary and Laverne Thomas

carol weill

December 14, 2011

Shiela and family We were very sorry to hear about your loss we are thinking about you during this hard time Weill family

Wayne Schleder

December 14, 2011

Shiela and the entire Companie Family - Cecelia and I are very sorry to hear of your loss. You all will be in our prayers in this Blessed season. Wayne and Cecelia Schleder-Meadow-Vale Campsites

Tom Buckingham

December 13, 2011

Michele, Shiela, Marc, Leah, Everett, Luc and Mathieu, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

December 13, 2011

Michele and Family, we're so sorry for your loss. You're in our thoughts and prayers.
Your friends at UHC

December 13, 2011

Shiela & all of the Companie family - Linda and I are sorry to hear about your Mother's passing. Please accept our heart felt condolences.

Rich & Linda Plush

Ruth Daniels

December 13, 2011

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Mary Anna. She was a dear friend of my sister Joan Hoffman and we enjoyed staying with Mary Anna when we visited the Oneonta area. She was a good and kind and talented lady and I was proud to know her. My prayers are with you.