Mary B. Whitesel


Mary B. Whitesel 88, passed away on May 11, 2020 at her home after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Nauvoo, Ohio on January 5, 1932, to Harold and Florence Bice.

Mary worked at Pure Oil Co and North American Aviation in Columbus, Ohio. On July 1, 1961 she married Frederick Whitesel and together they moved to Manchester, Connecticut. In 1976 they settled in Charlton, NY to raise their family. Mary worked as a bookkeeper at High Mills Garage in Burnt Hills, for many years, retiring in 1995.

She was a member of the Charlton Freehold Presbyterian Church where she served as a Deacon. Mary enjoyed dancing and crocheting and was very proud of her ceramic creations.

She was predeceased by her son John, her father and stepmother Harold and Murbel Bice, mother and stepfather Florence and Edward Henry, sister Emma Stone (James), and brother Ed Henry.

Mary is survived by loving husband Frederick; grandson Tyler Whitesel (Rebecca); stepgrandson Zachery Timberlin; sister Nancy Shea (Larry), sister in law Rosetta Henry; and many nieces and nephews.

A private family service will be held. Memorial contributions in memory of Mary may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Guest Book

Linda and Jim Putman

So sorry to hear of Mary's passing. Our thoughts are with you.

Jackie and Al McChesney

As a fellow accountant Mary and I hit it off right from the start of our days at High Mills Garage. She was a gentle soul and will be missed. Peace, love and prayers to Fred, Tyler & Becca.

Sara Pritchard

My thought and prayers to you, Sincerely Sara (USWSST)

Carl and Betsy Merrifield

So sorry for your loss. We love and miss you Mary. Please call if you need anything Fred.

Susan Stewart

I'm so sorry Fred. The peace of the Lord be with you.

Jeanne Peck

I will always remember Mary's sense of style and her talent for wearing colors that looked so lovely with her hair..sending peace to Fred and Family.

Cory and Debbie Palmatier

Precious Mary we loved you and we will miss you so much...Fred, Tyler and Becca our hearts and prayers are with you.

Nancy (Bice) and Larry Shea

Mary was an idol sister for me. Always upbeat, pleasant, helpful and friendly. Even when she was hurting she would always take the time to talk awhile when I called. She had the most positive outlook of anyone I know.

I'm so glad she had Fred as her husband, he loved and treated her well as she definitely deserved. Larry and I loved her and will miss her so much.

Sheryl and Tom Rimmer

Mary was a beam of light, always happy and positive even on dark days. I admired her spirit and strength. Thinking of you and praying for you as you miss your sweet wife. Sheryl and Tom.

Anna Mae Emerich

So sorry. She will be missed by many. Great Lady

Shelley Smith

Fred and family, I was sorry to hear this. I’ll remember Mary fondly.

Anna Mary & Gary Quirk

To Fred and Family,

So sorry for your loss. Prayers and thoughts are with you all.

John Karl

Our deepest condolences. God be with you all.