"I knew Mary from growing up in Amherst and her friendship with my younger sister back then. She was always so upbeat and funny and our whole family enjoyed having her around. Years later Mary and I reconnected with play dates with our daughters and invites from her to Kiddie Corner. Facebook connected us again later when our girls were grown. We similarly shared the love/ownership of horses, and although we messaged via Facebook I was so shocked and saddened to hear of her passing and was never even aware that she was fighting this battle. Her posts were always about complimenting others and recognizing others. I am so sorry for the loss to her family and all those who knew and loved her and for her animals as well. Mary was so open, genuine, and just such a lovely kind person. Sending my deepest sympathies and hopes of strength to you all for this great loss.
Jan Stewart Soares"
"A friend you keep because you meet through horses is a friend always. Ours began during her Colby-Sawyer years and even with gaps of years in between connecting always at horse shows, I will miss our friendship. Always smiling, I'll remember the breaks to talk about family, what's new with you? & the joy of a many decade long friend. Peace to you my friend. I'll think of you whenever I stroll past the stream at GMHA."