“…Good Night sweet prince, and choirs of angels sing you to your rest” – W. Shakespeare
Mary K. Minon of Huletts Landing went to the loving arms of her lord on February 12, 2009. She died peacefully at her home with her family at her side after a long illness.
Known all her life as Molly, she was born May 16, 1936, the daughter of Winthrop and Edith (Babb) Knight in Huletts Landing, N.Y. She graduated from St. Agnes High School in Albany and the New York State Teachers College in Albany in 1957. She married the love of her life, John (Jack) F. Minon in 1957. They lived for many years in Florida, N.Y., before returning to Meadow Point in Huletts Landing in 1972.
Besides her parents, Molly is predeceased by her husband, her son, Martin, and her son-in-law, Thomas Leonard.
She is survived by her children, Claire Murphy and her husband Brien of Huletts Landing, N.Y., and John Minon and his wife Della of Henderson, Ill.; her grandchildren, Heather Charpentier and her husband Justin, Keren Murphy of Washington D.C., Caithlin Murphy of Portland, Ore,, Conor Murphy of Gansevoort, N.Y. and Tanner, Spencer and Kayse Minon of Henderson Ill.; her brothers, David Knight and his wife Marian of Stratford, Conn., and Stiling Knight and his wife Delphine of Huletts Landing and Somers, N.Y., as well as numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and one great grandson.
Molly dedicated her life to her family, church and community. She stayed home to raise her children for many years. She served briefly as interim Town Supervisor in Dresden 1977-78. She and Jack ran the Arlington Hotel in Whitehall for 10 years. She was an Associate Real Estate Broker with Ambassador Associates in Glens Falls until she became ill. She was dedicated to Trinity Episcopal Church in Whitehall and served as Senior Warden. She considered it her greatest contribution to her church and faith when she helped locate and secure the land for the Spiritual Life Center in Easton for the Episcopal Dioceses of Albany. Molly was well known in the Whitehall community as a member of the Whitehall Chamber of Commerce, The Order of the Eastern Star, having served as Matron, the Ladies Auxiliary of American Legion Post 83, and the Washington County Board of Realtors.
Molly will forever be remembered by her loving family and friends for her faith, generosity and dedication to her community. Her generosity is demonstrated in death, as in life, by her donation of her body to the anatomical gift program at Albany Medical Center.
The family extends a special “Thank-you” to her special “angels” at Trinity Church for their prayer and support throughout her illness and additional thanks to the staff of Washington County Hospice for their care during the end of her life.
A gathering for family and friends took place on Sunday, Feb. 15, at Trinity Church in Whitehall from 4 to 7 p.m. A memorial service to celebrate her life was held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 16 at Trinity Church in Whitehall. Interment will be a later date at the convenience of the family.
Donations in Molly’s name can be made to Trinity Church, 58 Broadway, Whitehall, NY or Friends of Washington County Hospice, 415 Lower Main Street, Hudson Falls, NY.