LAKE PLACID — Mae Hyrup, 106, of Uihlein Mercy Center, Lake Placid, died on Sunday, Oct. 5, 2008 at the Adirondack Medical Center in Lake Placid.
She was born Floreda Mary Morrissette on March 5, 1902 in Hinckley and was one of 12 children born to Felix and Dorcina (Brunette) Morrissette.
She attended school in Newport and Ilion. She later worked at Big Moose Lodge, where she met George Walter Hyrup. They were married on Sept. 6, 1935 in New York City and moved to Oaklyn, N.J., where George was a 28-year veteran of the Hadden Township Police Force until his death Feb. 25, 1968.
After her husband’s death she moved back to New York, living in Onchiota, Ilion, and finally Lake Placid, where she lived in The Greenwood for many years before moving to Uihlein Mercy Center.
She was a past member of the Catholic Daughters, Court of Saint Bernard.
Mae loved to read, especially Danielle Steele, and play cards with friends at The Greenwood. Many afternoons were spent watching reruns of The Golden Girls while eating cheesecake and chocolates. She never passed up the chance to hear a good joke or tell a good story and will be dearly missed by her many friends and family.
Mae was an aunt to five generations of her family and she is survived by her son George Thomas Hyrup of Lake Placid; five nieces and one nephew: Laurel Morrisette and Nancy Young of Ilion, Joyce Countryman of Mohawk, Margaret Hoskyns of Herkimer, Marion Slocum of Newport and Gary Morrisette of Oswego; and many grand nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband George; her brothers Ted, Jack, Vela, Lawrence, Albert and Bill; and her sisters: Maude and Lucy.
A Mass of Christian burial will take place at noon on Wednesday, Oct. 29 at the Uihlein Mercy Center Chapel in Lake Placid with the Rev. Patrick O’Reilly officiating. Interment will follow at Merrillsville Cemetery.
Friends wishing to remember Mae may make memorial contributions to the Tri-Lakes Humane Society in care of the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in Saranac Lake. Family and friends may also share their memories and sign the online guestbook at fortunekeoughfuneralhome.com.