Mary I. (Karius) Heil - June 30, 2014

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SELKIRKĖ Mary I. (Karius) Heil entered into internal life on June 30, 2014 and has been reunited with her husband and soul mate, Arthur S. Heil. Mary was born in her family home on Elizabeth St, Albany on May 31, 1926 to Lillian (Lauster) Karius and George Karius.

During Maryís life she was a devoted mother, grandmother and great- grandmother. Mary worked at Simmons Machine and Fastener in Menands where she met her husband Aurthur S. Heil and they were married on July 2, 1948.

               After Maryís retirement from Simmons she enjoyed spending time with her family and watching her great- grandchildren. Mary was also an avid traveler. After her retirement she loved visiting her nephew in Florida and loved vacationing with her family in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

               Mary is survived by her son, Arthur (Linda) Heil and daughter Sandra (Michael) Lennon; grandchildren Tonia Heil, Brandy (Michael) Radley, Steffiney (Joseph) Colby, Micheal (Jennifer) Lennon; great- grandchildren, Ryan and Bryan Meyer, Joseph Colby, Morgan Arnold, Kayla Murphy, Kelsey Colby, Abigail Zakens, Nashea Haynie, Brady Arnold, Michael James Lennon and Lukas Lennon. Mary is also survived by several nieces and nephews, especially her niece, Joyce (Charles) Mattick who was not only her niece but a daughter in many ways. Mary was the third child of four children. Predeceased siblings are Robert (Margaret) Karius, Lillian (Edgar) Colivin, and George Karius Jr.

               Maryís children would like to send special thanks to the caregivers at Good Samaritan Nursing Home and Hospice of Albany. During Maryís stay at Good Samís the staff became her extended family.

               Funeral services will be held 10AM Thursday, July 3rd at St. Francis of Assisi South location (former St. Johnís-St. Annís). Interment will follow in Our Lady Help of Christians Cemetery, Glenmont. Friends may call at the Babcock Funeral Home, Ravena Wednesday from 4 to 7.

               Contributions in memory of Mary may be made to Good Samaritans, 125 Rockafeller Road, Delmar, NY 12054.