Mary Baer

Obituary of Mary Sophie Baer

Bolton Landing: Mary Sophie Baer, 78, of Lake Shore Drive, passed away peacefully, Friday, May 1, 2020 at Glens Falls Hospital following a brief illness. Born June 26, 1941 in Queens, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Sophie (Hoffman) Schafgen. She met Klaus George Baer on Valentine’s Day and the couple wed on September 16, 1964. In 1981 George and Mary purchased the Mayfair Motel, operating it for 27 years until their retirement. She was the loving mother of two children, Richard Baer and Susan Baer-Burke and her husband, Cornelius “Con,” and she adored her two grandchildren Maggie and Natalie Burke. She had a great passion for traveling, cats, garage sales, and going out to dinner with her family and friends at her favorite local eateries including Fredericks, Cates, Pumpernickels, Diamond Point Grill, and the Old Villa Napoli. Above all she loved spending time with her beloved grandchildren. Mary is survived by her children, grandchildren, her loving niece Diane Ploof and her daughter Amanda. Due to the recent pandemic, there are no calling hours scheduled. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be conducted privately. In honor of Mary we will be raising a toast to her on Friday May 8, 2020 @ 5pm. Mary loved her Manhattan’s and this would be the perfect way to honor her spirit from afar. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations in Mary’s memory to the SPCA of Upstate New York, 588 Queensbury Ave, Queensbury, NY 12804. Please visit for online guest book and condolences.
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