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Saturday, December 27, 2014

Mary Anne Buddenhagen passed away December 24, 2014 in Beechwood Health Care Facility.  

Born in Buffalo on June 10, 1931, she was the daughter of Bradford and Mabel (Emerson) Sherwood. Mary Anne was valedictorian of her Barker High School class and graduated cum laude from Syracuse University where she hosted a radio show with Dick Clark and was known as “Daisy.” After graduation, Mary Anne worked in radio and television at the College of Home Economics at Cornell University as “The Cornell Radio Homemaker.” She was featured in a “Look” magazine article describing kitchens of the future for modern homemakers.

Mary Anne worked for 30 years as a freelance correspondent, feature writer, and court reporter for The Buffalo News as “Anne Sherwood.” Her son, Dr. Eric Southard, recalls being awakened as a child by the sound of the typewriter as she worked to meet her morning deadlines.

Mary Anne was a member of the Lockport College Club, DAR, Lockport Hospital Guild, Chi Omega Sorority, and was a charter member of the Four Seasons Players. She enjoyed volunteering, music, bridge, and book club. Mary Anne was predeceased by her husband Paul Buddenhagen in 2009.

Mary Anne is survived by her three children Dr. Eric ( Dr. Kathylynn Pietak) Southard of East Amherst, Stephen (Linda) Southard of Toronto, Ont., and Laura (Kim Mathey) Southard of Seattle, WA. She was Grandma Daisy to Caitlin, Tara, Natalie, Thomas, Caroline, and Kylie Southard.

Relatives and friends may call Sunday, December 28th from 2-6 PM in Prudden & Kandt Funeral Home, 242 Genesee St., Lockport. Funeral services will be celebrated Monday, Dec. 29th at 1 PM in Grace Episcopal Church, 100 Genesee St., Lockport. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lockport Women’s College Club Scholarship Fund.  



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