Mary Katherine Cloutier, 69, passed away quietly on November 7th in Canandaigua NY after a long illness. She is predeceased by her father, Edward and her mother, Suzanne.
She leaves behind her wife, Cyndi Cash (together 29 years), her brothers Jeff (Karen) Cloutier, Chuck (Emily) Cloutier, her Twin Bill (Teresa) Cloutier and her sister, Joanne (Bud) Stevens. Also three stepchildren, Sarah (Chad) Ayers, Dan (Becky) Ferrel, and Stephanie (Grant) Kibler, six grandchildren and many cousins and nephews and nieces. We cannot forget to include her cat, Dexter.
Mary and her twin brother, Bill were born in Kittery, Maine on September 26th, 1954, the youngest of the children. She had wonderful memories of the farm they lived on before moving to the Rochester NY area a few years later, settling in Brockport. She graduated from Brockport High School and persued many different jobs including a couple overseas and quite a few years at Genesee Hospital. But it was teaching English As A Second Language (mostly in the Fairport school district) that was where her many students will tell you she made such a difference in so many lives. Her love of languages, knowledge, friendliness and humor, made her just shine.
In 2012 after being ill for some time, Mary was fortunate enough to receive a liver transplant down in Birmingham, Alabama. We will forever be grateful for Janzen’s family for the liver donation that gave us eleven more years of life with Mary.
Mary retired in 2016 and loved having more time with Cyndi, being with her many old friends, making new friends in her community (especially in the pool), staying in touch with former students and faculty, doing various craft projects and camping/traveling.
In lieu of any cards or flowers, please consider donating to(and registering with) Donate Life.
Private Services are being planned for family in the Spring. There will be a bereavement gathering held at Gypsum Mills Community center in Victor, NY on Dec 3rd. Drop by anytime between 2 and 4 pm to give condolences to her family.