Mildred “Milly” Bonesteel McDermott, 91, passed away peacefully in her sleep at home on Sunday December 18, 2016.
Born in Troy, she was the daughter of the late Willard Eugene Bonesteel and Delia Daly Bonesteel and beloved wife of the late Richard J. McDermott who died in 1984.
Raised and educated in Troy, she was a graduate of the former St. Peter’s Academy and Catholic Central High School, class of 1943. She was a homemaker and also worked for Montgomery Wards as a typist, she worked for Seconnie Oil Co. and at the Research Foundation for SUNY. Milly went on to work for the Troy Savings Bank as a secretary and retired after 17 years. Milly was a member of the Savings Bank Association of the Capital District, serving as Secretary Treasurer and then President and also a member of the Upper State New York Savings Bank Association. She was a former member of St. Peter’s Women Association, a communicant of Sacred Heart Church, Troy where she was a member of the Women’s Association and a brownie leader. Milly enjoyed reading, swimming, traveling and bocci. She use to say retirement was the best time she ever had.
Survivors include her children Richard M. McDermott of North Carolina, Kevin C. McDermott of Troy, Eileen (Steve) Lojewski of Grafton and Keith (Eileen) McDermott of Troy, seven beloved grandchildren Meaghan (Kevin) Henry, Michael (Katie) McDermott, Katie (Andrew) Snyder, Ailie McDermott, Adam Lojewski (Beth Jeram) Madeline McDermott, Maeve McDermott and several great grandchildren and five nephews. Also survived by a special friend Emmy Davey, we don’t know what we would have done without you.
Milly was predeceased by her daughter Kathleen Mary and her sister Pearl O’Brien.
A funeral mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 23, 2016 at Sacred Heart Church, 310 Spring Avenue, Troy with Rev. James J. Vaughan officiating.
Relatives and friends are invited to call from 9:30 a.m to 11:00 a.m. on Friday at the church prior to the funeral mass.
Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Troy.
Memorial donations in memory of Millie may be made to Sacred Heart Church, 310 Spring Avenue, Troy, NY 12180.
Please visit www.mcloughlinmason.com.