Mary Bolger

  • Born: July 7, 1936
  • Died: February 3, 2019
  • Location: Avon, Ohio

Busch Funeral and Crematory Services

32000 Detroit Road
Avon, OH 44011
Tel. (440) 937-6175

Tribute & Message From The Family

Dearest Mother, Grandmother, Sister, Sister-In-Law, and Friend of Many,

Mary Bolger (nee Lawrence), 82, of Avon, Ohio, formerly of Elgin, Illinois passed away peacefully surrounded by her family Sunday, February 3, 2019. She was born in Davenport, Iowa on July 7, 1936 to Stewart and Loie (nee Granke) Lawrence.

Loving mother of Marcia (Jeffrey) Tanner and Susan (Chris) Smith; cherished grandmother of Erin Tanner, Shannon Smith, Lauren Tanner, and Haley Smith; dear twin sister of Margaret (Jim) Grotemeyer; sister-in-law of Patsy and Glen Lose and Gary Bolger (Betty, deceased).
Preceded in death by her beloved husband of 44 years, Mike Bolger; sister Donna Farman; brother-in-law Jay Farman; and. parents Stewart and Loie Lawrence.
Mary enjoyed working at the Berea Library before retiring to Naples, Florida. Mary and Mike were blessed with many friends during their snowbird years. Mary was grateful to volunteer for many years at Vineyards Elementary School in Naples, Florida. She also enjoyed golf, playing bridge and crocheting. Time with family and friends was her most cherished activity.
Family will receive friends Friday, February 8, 2019 from 4:00-7:00 pm at BUSCH FUNERAL HOME 32000 Detroit Rd., Avon. Funeral service will be held Saturday, February 9th at 10:30 am at the Westlake United Methodist Church 27650 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake. Officiate will be Reverend Mollie Brown. Interment will follow at Lakewood Park Cemetery.


Condolence & Memory Journal

My thoughts are with you. Mary, Margaret and I shared the same birthday and went through elementary and high school together in Elgin. She and Margaret always brought sparkle to any activity. They both enriched my life. Cherish the memories; she will live on in my heart.

Posted by Ruth Lehner (Wilson) - Montpelier,, VT - Friend   February 24, 2019

Growing up next door to the Lawrences on Gifford Street, Mary was one of my baby-sitters, along with Margaret and Donna. Wonderful memories of shared holidays, picnics at Trout Park and their dog, Snoopy.

Jill Krueger Brown
Buffalo, NY

Posted by A friend   February 06, 2019

My sincere condolences may the God who binds up the brokenhearted and comforts all who mourn sustain you now and in the days ahead Isaiah 61:1,2

Posted by A friend   February 06, 2019

Susan and family,
My deepest sympathy to everyone! Sending love and prayers ♥

Posted by Amie Minich    February 05, 2019


My memories of my EHS classmate are that Mary was always a very nice, cordial and caring person. She will be missed by many. May she Rest-In-Peace in her Heavenly home.
Joe Cerasa

Posted by Joe Cerasa - Huntley, IL - Classmate   February 05, 2019

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