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Mary E. Sedgwick

October 7, 1918 September 20, 2018
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Mary E. Sedgwick, of Hyde Park, died at home on September 20, 2018, at the age of 99 years.

Born on October 7, 1918, Mrs. Sedgwick was a daughter of the late William and Eva Townsend Hull. Her first husband, George Ferenz, predeceased her.  On October 7, 1975, she married Robert H. Sedgwick, who died on March 14, 1989. 

She is survived by her sons, David G. Ferenz of Hyde Park, and Peter H. Ferenz, of Greenlawn, NY; three grandchildren, Courtney Vassalo, Peter H. Ferenz, Jr., and Brittany LaBarbara; and two step daughters, Diane Howard and Joanne Salerno. She was also predeceased by  two sisters, Isabelle Hull and Marguerite Hayde. 

Mrs. Sedgwick was a graduate of the Vassar Brothers Hospital School of Nursing, Class of 1940, and worked private duty for many years. Mrs. Sedgwick was an avid golfer, and belonged to Dutchess Golf and Country Club for a good number of years.  Her family, however, was always her first priority. She was a member of St. James Episcopal Church in Hyde Park. 

Calling hours will be held from 4pm to 6pm on Tuesday, September 25, 2018, at Sweet’s Funeral Home, Inc., 4365 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park, NY 12538.  Funeral services will begin at 11am on Wednesday, September 26, at St. James Episcopal Church, Route 9, Hyde Park.  Entombment will follow at the Community Mausoleum, Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made in her memory to the Foundation for Vassar Brothers Medical Center, for the VBMC Nursing Scholarship Fund, 45 Reade Place, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601, or to a charity of your choice.  Condolences may be made to the family at

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4:00 PM 9/25/2018 4:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 9/25/2018 6:00:00 PM
Sweet's Funeral Home, Inc.

4365 Albany Post Rd.
(Route 9)
Hyde Park, NY 12538

Sweet's Funeral Home, Inc.
4365 Albany Post Rd. Hyde Park 12538 NY
United States





11:00 AM 9/26/2018 11:00:00 AM
St. James' Episcopal Church

4526 Albany Post Rd.
Hyde Park, NY 12538

St. James' Episcopal Church
4526 Albany Post Rd. Hyde Park 12538 NY
United States

Memorial Contribution

Vassar Brothers Medical Center Foundation

45 Reade Place
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
VBMC Nursing Scholarship Fund

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