August 19, 1921 – October 1, 2012
Catherine ‘Muriel’ Bailey Blauvelt, 91, of Stony Point, NY and Lady Lake, FL passed away on Monday, October 1, 2012 at Buckingham at Norwood in Norwood, NJ. She was born on August 19, 1921 in Rutland, VT, daughter of Roy Frederick Bailey and Jessie Ellen Clark Bailey. She more recently resided at The Promenade at Blue Hill and then Buckingham at Norwood. She married Calvin Cooper Blauvelt in 1949 and was married for 61 years.
Muriel studied at the Methodist Hospital Brooklyn School of Nursing and received her Registered Nurse degree (RN). She worked at Nyack Hospital and later became Head Nurse on the stroke unit at Helen Hayes Hospital, retiring in 1984.
She was a dedicated member of the Stony Point Presbyterian Church and the Stony Point Ambulance Corps until retiring to Lady Lake, FL, in 1986. She joined the Christ United Methodist Church and built many close friendships there. She belonged to the Women’s Organization and loved to spend time crafting items for the church bazaar. Surviving are her brother, Reverend George Bailey, children, William Blauvelt, Highland Falls, NY, Gary and Joanne Blauvelt, Stony Point, NY, Ronald and Elizabeth Blauvelt, Fort Montgomery, NY, Susan and Randy Birch, Chincoteague, VA, Karen Blauvelt, Jesup, GA, and Donna and William Brown, Millstone Township, NJ, eleven grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by her husband, Calvin Blauvelt, sister, Margie Strout, and grandson, David Blauvelt.
Family will receive visitors at Michael J. Higgins Funeral Home, 73 N. Liberty Drive, Stony Point, NY 10980 from 6-9pm on Thursday, Service at 8pm. Private cremation to follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Stony Point Ambulance Corps, 47 Liberty Drive, Stony Point, NY 10980.
- Visitation Thursday, October 4, 2012
- Funeral Service Thursday, October 4, 2012
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October 19, 2012
To all my cousins and their families. I was so saddened to hear of the loss of Aunt Muriel. I hold all of you in my heart and prayers and know that all the fond memories will help to heal and will stay in your hearts forever. And a special thanks for all you did so that Dad could visit with his sister throughout this past year.
William M Blauvelt
October 11, 2012
To the Blauvelts...
Words can't help the loss you all feel at this time for Aunt Mert. We extend our sincere condolences to everybody.
God bless...Mike, June, Caitlin and Matthew.
October 10, 2012
Dear Blauvelt family~
This sweet picture of your mom, (Aunt Mert to us) is exactly as I remember her. I hope she and all of you are at peace. Remember the good times and be there for each other~
Elizabeth Blauvelt Curtis and family
Kevin & Debbie Armstrong
October 5, 2012
To the Blauvelt Family,
Our hearts are saddened by the passing of Mrs. Blauvelt. Our prayers and sympathies are with the family. May she RIP.
October 4, 2012
Dear Mary and Family,
We are so sorry for your loss. Your grandmother looked like a dear soul. Keep fond memories in your heart and know that she will always be with you. With Sympathy, Cheryl Brooks and family
October 4, 2012
Dear Mary and Family,
We are so sorry for your loss. Your grandmother looked like a dear soul. Keep fond memories in your heart and know that she will always be with you. With sympathy, Cheryl Brooks and family
October 3, 2012
Lois Wilkiinson formerly of Stony Point/Tomkins Cove, now Calabash, NC sends her condolenses to the Blauvelt family. Many great memories together with them in Stony Point and Lady Lake. Thinking of the Blauvelt family during this difficult time. RIP Muriel.