Mary Anna Companie, 70, of Laurens, New York passed away unexpectedly on December 10th 2011 at Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown.
Mary Anna was born in Sidney New York on June 24th 1941, the daughter of the late Stanley and Margaret Hall. Mary Anna was raised in Otego NY and spent her life in the Oneonta area. For many years, she worked for the Otsego County Department of Social Services, in Cooperstown.
Mary Anna had a lifelong love of music and was active in both the Catskill Choral Society, of which she was a founding member, and the Catskill Chamber Singers. She enjoyed performing at their many concerts throughout the year. She loved the challenge of learning new music and formed many close friendships with her fellow singers.
Over her life, she was very active in the community. Mary Anna, participated in theatrical productions at the Orpheus Theater, was a regular at the games club held at the Huntington Library and had recently taken up square dancing. She also took pleasure in expanding her knowledge through the courses she took at the Center for Continuing Adult Learning.
Mary Anna was a skilled knitter and crafter. Her family and friends were frequent recipients of the beautiful handmade crafts created.
Her family treasured the time they spent together, especially their annual outing to Cape Cod every summer. She was particularly fond of the campfires on the beach, concerts on the windmill green and pirate boat excursions with her grandchildren. She was always up for an adventure, and this past summer at the age of 70 she took her first kayaking trip on Gull Pond.
She is survived by her four children: David Companie of Wimberley TX, Marietta Barthelemy of Denver CO, Shiela Champagne of West Hartford CT and Michele Klein of West Hartford, CT and their father, David D. Companie, Sr.; her siblings: Lyman Hall of Altus OK, Janice Guenther of Oneonta NY, Margaret Stanfield of Knoxville TN, Ellen Miller of Laurens NY, George Hall of Albany NY, Mark Hall of Knoxville TN and Nathan Hall of Schenectady NY; seven grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and her brothers-in-law, Richard and Frank Companie.
A memorial service will be held at 7:30 pm on Thursday, December 15, 2011 at the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, 14 Grand Street, Oneonta with Rev. David A. Rockwell, officiating.
Friends may call from 5:30 to 7:30 pm prior to the memorial service at the funeral home at which time the family will be in attendance.
Arrangements under the direction of Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, Oneonta, NY.