Mary J. HarveyMary J. Harvey of Trumansburg, passed away at Cayuga Ridge surrounded by family on Friday, November 15, 2013 at the age of 68.

Mary was born in Ithaca on July 4, 1945, a daughter to Howard and Elizabeth (Long) Jenner.

Mary was a lifelong resident of Trumansburg attending T-Burg High, a member of the class of 1963, and held an active membership in Post 770 since 1969.  She was the “baker” of many wedding, birthday and special occasion finely decorated cakes for many years. After graduating from TC3 she became an educator for the incarcerated program at BOCES. Mary could make and create just about anything, many of you probably have a quilt, embroidered object, or something she made. She was blessed with a very creative mind and giving heart. Not ready for retirement she continued her working days as a finisher and catalog model for Amy Brill Sweaters.

Mary was “mom” to many; her home and kitchen table was always full of neighborhood kids, and continued to mentor us all through marriage and kids of our own.

Grandma Mary always had apple pie, pepper jelly or chocolate chip cookies packed and ready to send home or off to college.

Mary loved cruising, the casinos, visiting Arizona and her family and many friends both far and near. She fought a long and hard battle of brain cancer. We will miss her every day. Goodbyes hurt when the story is not finished……

Mary is survived by her husband, Terry Harvey of Trumansburg; three children, Dawn (Ed) Trapp of Phoenix, AZ, Denise (Eric Kunze) Blass of Trumansburg, and Scott Millspaugh of Phoenix, AZ; two step children, Jace (Beckie) Harvey of Sidney Center and Lori (Doug) Smith of Gilbertsville; 11 grandchildren, Chad and Caleb Blass, Maranda, Brandon, and Matthew Millspaugh, Heather (Andrew) Leigland, Travis (Stacie Clark), Danika, Brock, and Cooper Harvey, and Paige Smith; great grandchild, Devin Leigland; mother, Elizabeth Jenner of Trumansburg; siblings, Margaret LaForty and William Jenner; and several special nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father; and sister in law, Jane Jenner.

The family will be present to receive family and friends from 2:00 to 4:00pm and 6:00 to 8:00pm on Thursday, November 21, 2013 at the Ness-Sibley Funeral Home, 23 South Street, Trumansburg. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00am on Friday, November 22, 2013 at St. James Church in Trumansburg. Prayers of committal will immediately follow in St. James Cemetery with a celebratory reception to follow.

The family asks those who wish to make a contribution in Mary’s memory to kindly consider Camp Civitan, 12634 N 42nd Street, Phoenix, AZ 85032.