Mary A. Woodruff

Mary Anna Woodruff, 82, of 45 Duprey St., Saranac Lake, died Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013.

Born in Lake Placid on Oct. 17, 1931, she was the daughter of Earl and Mary M. (Donnelly) Blinn. Mary married Arnold Woodruff on Dec. 1, 1951 at St. Bernard’s Church in Saranac Lake. He predeceased her on March 6, 2013.

Mrs. Woodruff had been a life long resident of the area and had operated a home based family day care where she cared for many children over the years.

She is survived by four sons: Richard Woodruff and his wife Laurie of Ray Brook, Brian Woodruff and his companion Charlotte Manning of Lake Placid, Scott Woodruff and his companion Kathy Moody of Greenwich, and Matthew Woodruff and his wife Thea of Bloomingdale; two daughters: Marilyn Spencer and her husband David of South Royalton, Vt., and Linda Hutti and her life companion Curtis Smith of Peru; one brother Patrick Blinn of Lake Placid; one sister Doris Spotts of Lake Placid; 13 grandchildrenp; three great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by his father, mother and three sisters: Fran Perkins, Gwen Watson and Gert Blinn and one brother Dick (Brownie) Blinn.

Funeral arrangements are in care of the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in Saranac Lake. There will be no calling hours. A Mass of Christian burial will take place at noon Friday, Dec. 13 at St. Bernard’s Church, with the Rev. Mark Reilly officiating. Burial will take place in North Elba Cemetery.

Friends wishing to remember Mary Anna Woodruff may make memorial contributions to Tri-Lakes Humane Society in care of the funeral home. Family and friends can also share their memories and sign the online guestbook at fortunekeoughfuneralhome.com.