Mary Minor 1932-2003
Our former postmaster, Red Mary, Mary Minor, passed away on February 27th at Munson Hospital.
She was born on Beaver Island on January 8th, 1932, to Elizabeth and Patrick LaFreniere. She spent almost all of her life here, working at the Shamrock for a few years and then at McDonough's Market for several years before replacing Frank Nackerman at the Post Office, a job she held until retiring in 1992. She was a stickler for rules, and her refusal to bend them were occasionally frustrating; yet she was always friendly and fair to a fault.
Mary married Archie Minor in 1961, who passed away in 1995. She is survived by her sister Jeanne (Harry) Frazier, brothers John, Joseph (Lois), and Patrick (Marcia), and by many loving relatives. Her sisters Isabel and Margaret Ann preceded her in death.
The funeral will be held at Holy Cross Catholic Church on Beaver Island on May 3rd at 11:00.
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