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Mary I. Kendrick
December 7, 1924 ~ December 21, 2023 (age 99) 99 Years Old
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Mary I. Kendrick, 99, of Route 2, passed away at home on December 21, 2023.
Mary was born Dec. 7, 1924 the daughter of John H. and Amy (Tanner) Kendrick. She attended the Little Red Schoolhouse in East Charlemont, graduated from Charlemont High School in 1943, and the University of Massachusetts in 1947 with Honors.
Following graduation she went to Boston where she was employed as a medical research technician, first at Harvard’s Thorndike Laboratory and later at the Channing Laboratory, both located at the Boston City Hospital; moving with the Channing Laboratory in 1977 to the Longwood Ave. location where she was chief medical research technologist until her retirement in 1990.
She was a member of the Old South Church in Boston and a friend of the Charlemont Federated Church. At the Old South Church she served as deacon, chairwoman of the leadership committee, church historian and a member of the Women’s Guild.
She was a life-member of the Appalachian Mountain Club, and a member of the Charlemont Historical Society, the Heath Historical Society and the American Congregational Society.
Ms. Kendrick is survived by two nephews Paul J. Kendrick of Charlemont, John D. (Anne) Kendrick of Marlborough, MA and a grandniece Maeve Anne Kendrick also of Marlborough.
The family would like to thank Virginia, Steve, Pamela, Family Care Plus and Pioneer Valley Hospice of Greenfield for their kind and compassionate care. We also would like to thank her many friends at the Charlemont Federated Church.
Burial in East Charlemont Cemetery will take place in the spring.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.