Obituary for Mary G. Cushing, my wife, 1929-2016.
Our wonderful Mary left us on August 9, due to a sudden illness.
Mary was the light of the lives of myself and our two sons, Hugh and Evan. Fortunately, they were able to be at her bedside when she died.
Mary was a remarkable person, bright, loving, curious, active and warm. Everybody we knew came to love her.
Her main strength was an iron-clad will to do the right thing. She never talked about - she just did it. In her motherhood, her personal choices, her interpersonal relations, her domestic duties, she had a steel hand on the tiller.
I learned so much from her, and will miss her beyond words to express.