From 9 to 90: Conversations With Gram

Watch this one with your kids!

Ninety-year-young lifelong Adirondack woman Mary Brockway Dufort Bomyea and her nine-year-old great-granddaughter Lennon Kathleen Clement discover that it isn't just the children who learn from talking with their grandparents. They realize how much fun it can be spending time together while revealing to the audience the positive impact of generational learning.

Special thanks to Holy Family SchoolEllis Automotive and Nelson's Flower Shop in Malone, NY and The Saranac Lake Free Library and Lakeview Deli in Saranac Lake, NY for hosting and sponsoring our "From 9 to 90" coffee hour screening premieres on May 9th and May 30th, 2014. Your combined efforts helped to make both events a grand success!


Mary J. Dufort Bomyea (Gram), 92, of North Bangor, New York, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, May 9, 2015, at her home. At the time she was doing what she loved, planting flowers outside with her dog Mister Beau Jangles by her side.

Born in Bangor, New York, May 26, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Floyd and Beatrice Machaby Brockway. She graduated from St. Joseph’s Academy in 1939.

On July 8, 1940, she was united in marriage to James H. Dufort. He predeceased her in 2008. She was united in marriage to Richard Bomyea in 1975. He predeceased her in 1995.

Mary was a cook for several Adirondack Camp families. She was also a sales clerk at the Fair Store and S&H Green Stamp Store in Saranac Lake, New York.

She enjoyed gardening, cooking, baking, puzzles, and spending time with her family and friends. She loved her pug dog, Beau and her cat, Katie.

Survivors include five daughters and two sons-in-law, Diane Ethridge of Queensbury, New York, Carol MacDonald of Malone, Elizabeth “B.J.” and Ronald Noreault of Malone, Karen Sligh of Alexandria, Virginia, and Nancy and Peter Henry of Rainbow Lake, New York; one daughter-in-law, Mary Dufort of Plattsburgh, New York; three stepsons, Rick Bomyea of Renesselaer Falls, New York, Mark Bomyea and his wife, Maureen, of Renesselaer Falls, New York, and Phillip Bomyea and his wife, Cindy, of Saranac Lake, New York; three stepdaughters, Sr. Debbie Bomyea of Colorado, Tina Blinn and her husband, Jerry, of Saranac Lake, New York, and Susan Bomyea of Marion, North Carolina; 27 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

Along with her parents and her two husbands, she was predeceased by one son, Ronald Dufort.