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.
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.
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
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.