Mary (Nolan-Van Haneghan) McRae

May 7, 1927 ~ May 18, 2018 (age 91)
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Mary Van Haneghan McRae

Victor: Passed away May 18, 2018 with her loving family by her side.  She was born May 7, 1927 in Canandaigua, NY to the late Olive "Adams" and Michael Nolan.  Mary was predeceased by her first husband George Van Haneghan, second husband George McRae, son Richard Van Haneghan, and grandchildren Richard Scott Harby and Aimee Harby.  She is survived by her children Marilu (Terry) Buck, James (Margaret) Van Haneghan, Joanne (Richard) Harby, Gary Van Haneghan; daughter-in-law Margaret Van Haneghan; 7 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

Mary knew that the dining room table was the ideal place to keep the family together and there was always room for more.  She was a great friend to all and always up for a game of cards.  Mary loved hosting and attending family parties and baking her famous chocolate chip cookies.  She made us laugh every day with her quick, witty sense of humor.

Friends and Family may call between the hours of 6:30PM and 8:30PM on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at the Murphy Funeral & Cremation Chapel, 1040 State Route 31,  Macedon, NY 14502. Funeral Mass will be at 10 AM,  Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at St. Katharine Drexel Parrish at St. Anne's Church, Church Street, Palmyra, NY 14522.  Interment will  follow at the Palmyra Village Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mary’s name to the Ontario Yates County Hospice. Please visit the tribute wall at to leave a condolence, light a candle, or upload a photo.

Donations may be made to:

Ontario-Yates Hospice
756 Pre-Emption Road, Geneva NY 14456

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