Mary Ann Whitson

Mary Ann Whitson

Saturday, November 21st, 1942 - Monday, December 2nd, 2019
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On Monday, December 2, 2019 MaryAnn Whitson gained her wings peacefully surrounded by her family. Born November 21, 1942, she was the daughter of George and Margaret Ulbrandt. Maryann graduated Poughkeepsie High School in the class of 1961, employed by Vassar College for 27 years, and retired December 2009. Affectionately known as “Grizzlehorn by her colleagues, she enjoyed arts and crafts, travelling, Broadway shows and spending time with friends and family. She was a loving mother ff 5 children, Michael (Christine), David Whitson, Kathleen Defayette (TJ Markowitz), and Darrell Whitson (Susan), 3 grandchildren, Leann Warren , Devin Defayette (Michelle) , Jessica Whitson and 3 great-grandchildren, Zaelynn, Kinsley, and Joshua, as well as several nieces and nephews, her sidekick cousin, Nan Bauer, her beloved dogs, Lucy and Harley as well as any child that walked through her door. She was predeceased by her parents, 2 brothers, George and Joe Ulbrandt) and her son, John Whitson. Services will be held at the William G. Miller and Son Funeral Home, 371 Hooker Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603 on Sunday, December 15, 2019 between 12:00pm – 4:00pm. We were blessed to have her in our lives. May she rest in peace. If you wish to send an online condolence please visit our website at
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    Sunday, December 15th, 2019 | 12:00pm - 4:00pm
    Sunday, December 15th, 2019 12:00pm - 4:00pm
    Wm. G. Miller & Son F.H. ,Inc.
    371 Hooker Ave.
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Brett Bauer

Posted at 08:58pm
Dear Mary Ann,
You’ll laugh, but it dawned on me this morning that you were just like your mother. My Aunt Marg was always so nice and fun to be with. I seem to remember she loved to play tricks on us kids to make us laugh, she was so easy to talk with, and she always smiled. She’s been gone a long time, but I continue to have the fondest memories of her for more than 50 years now.
You and I lost touch for too many years, but these last 10 years I’ll remember for the rest of mine. You were just like your mother. I love that, and I hope you see that too and laugh.
Love Brett

Holly Rosado

Posted at 01:31pm
My sister, Jackie Pearce Burger, and I send our sympathy and prayers to the "neighborhood kids." We're so sorry for your loss.

Holly Pearce Rosado

Lorraine Kerins

Posted at 04:53pm
Our deepest sympathy to Kathy, Michael, David, Darrell and grandchildren. She was a great lady with a wonderful sense of humor. You will be in our thoughts and prayers as we will not be able to be there.

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