Mary Martin Stark

West Fort Ann* Mary Martin Stark, 55, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014 at home. Mary was born Feb. 11, 1959, the daughter of Mary Z. Martin and the late John P. (Pepper) Martin.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Ryck Stark, her son Rycky M. Stark, her daughter Megghan Kupiec; grandsons, Rycky M. Stark Jr. and Clayton J. Kupiec, her siblings, Carole (William) Conboy of Albany, Kathleen (John) Winters of Ballston Spa, John P. Martin Jr. of Albany, Janet (Ron) Ristau, Bridget (Richard) Paris both of Pilot Knob and Raymond (Jennifer) Martin of Glenville, mother-in-law, Elaine Stark, and brother-in-law, Tymmy P. Stark, both of Fort Ann; sisters-in-law, Melanie D. Mattison of Malta and Christie M. Fredette of Putnam; as welll as several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Mary was known by many area young adults as "Mama Stark".

In addition to her father, Mary was predeceased by her beloved son, Thomas J. Stark, and her father-in-law, Paul D. Stark.

On Sept. 20, 1980, Mary married the love of her life Ryck W. Stark, at Chapel of the Assumption, Ridge Road, Queensbury, NY.  Mary graduated from the Academy of the Holy Names and earned her accounting degree from Adirondack Community College. She was employed by Jointa Galusha LLC as office manager.  Mary was also a Master Gardener.  She enjoyed working her home gardens. She cherished her pet pigs, guinea hens, cats and dogs.  Mary loved making bonfires and entertaining at the family gathering place, "the Kingdom".

Services were held at Mason Funeral Home, 18 George St., Fort Ann, NY on Friday Nov. 21, 2014.  Memorial donations in Mary's name can be made to the Thomas Stark Scholarship Fund, Fort Ann Central School, 1 Catherine St., Fort Ann, NY 12827.

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