Mary Jess Mason Hoerner 


  • Memorial Visitation: 
    Wednesday, September 28, 2016
    2:00 - 4:00 PM &  7:00 - 9:00 PM
  • Funeral Service: 
  • 3:00 PM Rev. Bruce Kaifler 
    Wednesday, September 28, 2016 
    Alexander-Tuthill Funeral Home
    Wading River, New York
  • Service Type: Public


Born: October 22, 1958
Died: August 5, 2016
Age:   57

Mary Jess Mason Hoerner
October 22, 1958--August 5, 2016

Beloved mother of Elisabeth and Nicolas, passed suddenly in her sleep on August 5th at the age of 57.  Predeceased by her husband Charles J. Hoerner, and parents Sheldon L. Mason and Jean Mason Adams.

Born in Bronxville, New York, Mary grew up in Greenwich, Connecticut.  From an early age, Mary had a special connection and deep love for all animals, especially cats, and was an accomplished equestrian.  Throughout her youth, Mary worked as a summer camp counselor at Camp Bendito in Harrison, Maine, which was co-owned by her aunt Dorothy Forbes Mason.  She made lifelong, dear friends among her fellow campers.  Mary spent many years working in the restaurant and food service business on Long Island, and later, after settling with her family in Wading River, became a popular local school bus driver.  A tremendously funny, smart and vibrant woman, Mary was known for her beautiful speaking voice, for her love of the band Queen, and for her uncanny winning luck at raffles and Chinese auctions.
In lieu of flowers, Mary's children ask that people remember their mother's love of animals with donations to the animal rescue or shelter of their choice, or to Kent Animal Shelter: 2259 River Rd Calverton, NY 11933, or online at


Alexander-Rothwell Funeral Home
6447 Route 25A
Wading River, New York 11792

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