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Mary B. Whiting

August 6, 2020

Mary B. Whiting

Mary B. Whiting, 90, of Medina passed away peacefully on August 6, 2020.

Mary was born on March 14, 1930 in Medina, daughter of the late Gerald and Johanna (Redmond) Bensley. She worked for Fisher-Price Toys in Medina, where she eventually retired. She also was employed at Bells Supermarket. Mary was a lifelong parishioner of Holy Trinity Catholic Parish, St. Mary’s Church in Medina and had a deep love for God. She was an avid New York Yankees and Buffalo Sabres fan. Mary enjoyed spending time with her family and attending her children and grandchildren’s school and sporting events. She also played softball in the Medina women’s league for many years and bowled in area bowling leagues.

Beside her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Harold Whiting; daughter, Janice Colonna; son, Barry Whiting; brothers, Gerald, Walter, Donald, Raymond and Robert Bensley; and her sister, Phyllis Thompson.

She was a loving and selfless mother to daughters, Deborah (Jeffrey) Foster and Melinda “Jello” Whiting both of Medina; grandmother to Stephanie (William) Harris of Medina, Stephen (Ashley) Foster of Henrietta, Thomas Foster of Medina, Stacey Costich of Medina and Scott (Carrie) Colonna of Lockport; great-grandmother to Zachary, Brandon and Evan Harris, Bryson and Tessa Costich; Tucker and Jackson Colonna; her sisters, Rita Barry of Medina and Lucille Hotchkiss of Henrietta; many nieces and nephews; and several cherished grand-dogs.

No prior visitation. A graveside committal service will be held for her and her husband, Harold on Saturday, Aug. 22nd at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Medina. Masks and social distancing will be mandatory. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to PAWS Animal Shelter, 3371 Gaines Basin Rd., Albion, NY 14411 or the Lee-Whedon Memorial Library, 620 West Ave., Medina, NY 14103. Arrangements are in the care of Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina.

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