Mrs. Mary H. Hourihan

March 30, 1933November 12, 2018
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Mrs. Mary H. Hourihan, age 85, of 867 Bagdad Road Potsdam, NY passed away on Monday, November 12, 2018 while she was surrounded by her family at her residence. Born March 30, 1933 in Potsdam, NY to Agnes Savage and Joseph G. Henry, she graduated from Potsdam High School in 1951 and from A. Barton Hepburn School of Nursing in Ogdensburg, NY in 1954. She was a registered Nurse and a licensed New York State Nursing Home Administrator. She was affiliated with the Potsdam Nursing Home for over 41 years, retiring in 1990. She married James M. Hourihan on April 11, 1959 in Potsdam. They have resided in Potsdam (in the big white house on the Bagdad Road) since 1963. Mary is survived her husband James M; her children James Hourihan and companion Pam Shea, Gerald Hourihan and his wife Rebecca, twin daughters Rebecca Hourihan and her companion Frank Battista and Victoria and her husband Cort Jacot. Also, 4 grandchildren with whom she dearly loved Daniel Hourihan, Lliam and Lleyton Hourihan and Jaeleigh Jacot. Her two dearest friends and card playing buddies Linda Bronson and Yvonne Hourihan. Also, surviving are a sister Genevieve Hafer, Potsdam and a brother in law Charles Reff, Watertown and a sister in law Marlene Henry, West Monroe and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents and a brother Joseph Henry and a sister Patricia Reff. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Richard Winter Cancer Center, 5 Lyon Place, Ogdensburg, NY 13669 or to the Hospice and Palliative Care of the St. Lawrence Valley, 6805 St. Hwy 11 Potsdam, NY 13676. Calling hours will be held at the Garner Funeral Home on Friday, November 16th from 2-6 pm. There will not be a funeral service but there will be a closing prayer at 6pm and a graveside service at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Brasher Falls, NY on Saturday, November 24th at 1pm with Rev. Kenneth Ashley celebrant. Thoughts and condolences can be shared on line


  • Hospice and Palliative Care of the St. Lawrence Valley
  • Richard E. Winter Cancer Center


  • Visitation Friday, November 16, 2018
  • Graveside Service Saturday, November 24, 2018

Mrs. Mary H. Hourihan

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Tammy Liscum

November 19, 2018

So sorry to hear about your mother. I remember when I worked with her at the Nursing Home. She will be missed.

richard shattuck

November 17, 2018

My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Doug Taillon

November 15, 2018

Jerry and family,
So sad to hear of your loss. Hope you find comfort in the many wonderful memories that are so precious at this time. We are keeping you in our prayers.
Doug and Dalyce Taillon

Bryan and Joan Felitto

November 14, 2018

Gerry and family :

We were saddened to learn of your mom's passing . Mom's are special and we know how much she meant to you from all the stories you have shared with all of us at the CR gym .

Her innate goodness is reflected in you everyday when you selflessly minister to the needs of people everyday at the hospital. That is her legacy of taking care of others and in raising a very good son who reflects that concern .
Our prayers are with you and she .