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Mary H. (Higgins) Stewart

January 3, 1940 ~ March 8, 2022 (age 82)


Salem-Mary H. Stewart, 82, of Salem passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 8, 2022 at her residence.

Mary was born January 3, 1940 in Granville and was the daughter of the late Herman and Elizabeth (Lewis) Higgins.  She graduated from Salem Washington Academy in 1958 and attended Austin Beauty School in Albany.

Mary owned and operated Mary’s Beauty Salon in Salem for approximately 50 years.

She enjoyed watching the birds, especially the hummingbirds and loved growing beautiful flowers and plants.

Mary was a member of the Rupert Congregational Church.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her longtime companion, John J. “Jack” Potvin who passed away June 25, 2018.

Mary is survived by her sister, Margaret (Robert) Bain of West Rupert, VT; a niece, Sarah (Christopher) Porter of West Rupert, VT; a nephew, Isaac (Bobbie) Bain of New Iberia, LA; great nieces, Elizabeth Bain, Grace, Julianna and Emily Porter; a cousin/brother, Eugene Higgins of Rupert, VT; her constant feline companion, Abe.

A gathering for family and friends will be on Sunday, May 22, 2022 from 1-4 pm at Mary's home at 253 North Main St., Salem.

Interment will be in the Rupert Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in memory of Mary may be made to the Salem Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 360, Salem, NY  12865 or Community Hospice, 179 Lawrence Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.


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Gathering of Family and Friends
May 22, 2022

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Mary Stewart's Home
253 North Main Street
Salem, NY 12865


Salem Rescue Squad
P.O. Box 360, Salem NY 12865

Community Hospice
179 Lawrence Street, Saratoga Springs NY 12866

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