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Mary L. Thompson

June 25, 1948 — March 14, 2024

(Albion) Mary Lou Thompson age 75, passed away suddenly on March 14, 2024 with her husband Donald Thompson by her side. She was born June 25, 1948 in Rochester, a daughter of the late Mary (Switzer) and William Dragert.

Mary loved gardening, and always had amazing gardens she made to include swimming pools surrounded by fossil rocks. She would accommodate them with different Christmas lights for all occasions, even Ground Hog Day. After all, she enjoyed animals, especially her Pomeranian’s. Mary enjoyed camping with her family at Green Harbor, riding motorcycles, 3 wheeling with all her kids. She even passed her pilots test and flew a plane over Niagara Falls. She was always baking and cooking big meals and was a pro, putting on big parties; such as her 40th birthday-band-bash, where just about the whole town of Clarendon literally danced the grass off of her front yard. Best party ever in Clarendon history.

Christmas and Easter were her favorite holidays, and it didn’t matter how old you were, because you still had to hunt down your over stuffed Easter basket full of goodies. Mary loved traveling/vacationing and dancing the night away at many wonderful resorts, including Hawaii and Acapulco which were her favorites. Friends meant the world to her and she loved spending time with them and her family; especially her grandson Michael.

Mary and her husband of 35 years, Donald met at Davenport Tool and Die and it was love at first sight. They bought a party boat and journeyed off everywhere, especially Alexander Bay in the Thousand Islands.

Whenever you hear the song “Hello Mary Lou Goodbye Heart”, remember her, for she was a beautiful person with a super big heart. A real go getter. Always on the go and she definitely had a Great Life. Mary went out of her way to help anyone and we are proud to have her as our mother; a treasured memory forever.

Unfortunately, loss of oxygen and malfunctioning equipment during her open-heart surgery at the age of 50 cost her injury and other medical issues which affected her quality of life. Never give up on family, you never know what tomorrow might bring. Until then, picture Mary Lou back in the day, driving off into the sunset in her sharp blue trans am, she called “Good Ole Betsey Wetzy” the little ole lady from Pasadena.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her sisters Glady Mae Christoff and Deborah Dragert.

Mary is survived by her husband Donald; brother William “BJ” Dragert; daughter Regina V. (Royden) Guess, Jr.; grandson Michael Ross; son Jerry L. Walls and his children; daughter Trina L. Kennedy; grandson Evan Press; several nieces, nephews, cousins, great-cousins. A special thank you to Ronald Penna, Nick Long, Judy Ward and Quincy Washburn.

At Mary’s request there are no prior calling hours. Arrangements were entrusted to the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Albion.

To share a memory of Mary, visit www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com.
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