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Mary C. Fix, of Grand Island, died on Wednesday September 7, 2016 in Kenmore Mercy Hospital. She was 84. Mrs. Fix was born Mary Scott Cunningham in Niagara Falls Memorial Hospital on December 11, 1931. Her parents were James and Mary (Dunlop) Cunningham. She was raised in Niagara Falls, attended local schools and graduated from Niagara Falls High School in 1949.
She loved music and in her earlier years was a member of many musical groups. She was an avid reader and loved knitting and crocheting. Mary was a member of the 49's Club of Niagara Falls High School.
On July 14, 1951, Mary married her high school sweetheart, Henry L. Fix. Henry was a serviceman in the US Navy and Mary, a devoted Navy wife, accompanied him to the various locations at which he served for 20 years. During those years they were blessed with two sons, Robert and David. Henry passed away in 1988.
Before her marriage, Mary was employed at Hooker Chemical Company and when she returned to this area in 1973 was employed by the Carborundum Company for nine years as a corporate purchasing administrator. In 1982, she started her own business, MCF Secretarial Service in Grand Island and was also employed by the Purchasing Management Association of Buffalo as their Executive Director from 1983-1991.
Mary is survived by her two beloved sons and daughter-in-law, Robert H. of Colleyville, TX and David C. and Michelle of Grand Island; and her beloved grandsons, Walter of Little Billing, Northampton, England and Andrew H. of Grand Island.
Friends may call on Saturday from 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM in the LANE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 8622 Buffalo Avenue, Niagara Falls. Funeral services will be held SATURDAY at 4 PM following the afternoon visitation. The interment will be private in White Chapel Cemetery, Amherst, NY.
Published on  September 8, 2016
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