On August 23,2019 Mary Elizabeth Barthelmas passed away at the age of 72, surrounded by the love of her family.
She was born on September 9, 1946 in Albany, she was the daughter of the late George Dowse and Elizabeth (Amesmaier) Dowse.
Mary was the Office Manager for Pulmonary Physicians in Saratoga Springs for 38 years. She loved her job and helping others. Mostly, Mary enjoyed working side by side with Doctor Desmond DelGiacco. Our family is deeply thankful for him and the happiness he has brought to our family for many years. She loved spending time with close friends, especially Dr. Desmond and Betsy Delgiacco, Barbara and James Poole and Ray and Mary Kay Frankoski. The theatre was her serenity as she spent much of her time at Proctors.
Mary was full of grit and determination with an indomitable spirit. She lived life to the fullest and never took a moment for granted. She truly inspired those around her. Her unwavering love for her family will be missed, but never forgotten. There wasn’t a day she didn’t offer to help out one of her family members or a friend. Mary personified goodness to the world. To her family, she was the world. For that, we are forever grateful. We have lost a devoted wife, a mother who is one of a kind, and a grandmother that will always be cherished... Our hero has become a real angel.
Mary is predeceased by her father, George Dowse, Sr. and her mother Elizabeth (Betty) Dowse.
She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Frederick Barthelmas Jr., her three children, Rick Barthelmas (Jennifer Barthelmas), Jill Bonacio (Tony Bonacio) and Gregg Barthelmas (Amy Barthelmas). She is survived by her nine grandchildren who brought joy to her life everyday, Anthony Bonacio, Jake Barthelmas, Addison Bonacio, Kate Barthelmas, Alexander Bonacio, Evan Barthelmas, Camryn Barthelmas, Ashtyn Barthelmas, and Aiden Barthelmas. She is also survived by two brothers Thomas Dowse, George Dowse, and a sister Carol Fallang.
Family and friends may call from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm Wednesday August 28, 2019 at Compassionate Funeral Care Inc. 402 Maple Ave,( Rte 9 and/or Marion Ave.), Saratoga Springs, NY. There will be a private celebration of her life with family and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Community Hospice, 310 S. Manning Blvd, Albany, NY 12208.
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