Mary Lou Walter, a resident of Ashville, New York, died in her home sur-rounded by her loving fam-ily on Saturday, June 2nd, 2012. She was born on April 6th, 1933 in Warren, Pennsylvania, the daughter of the late Jay and Naomi (Hickey) Goodwill.
She was the wife of Donald E. Walter whom she married Nov. 24, 1952 in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. In addi-tion to her husband, she is survived by four children: a son, David (Jaunita) A. Walter, of Jamestown, New York, a daughter, Susan K. Buzzetto, of Jamestown, New York, a daughter, Cyn-thia (John) Walter Warner, of Ashville, New York, and a son, Douglas (Nicole) E. Walter, of Portland, New York; a son in law, Martin McQuillan, Sr. of Warren, Pennsylvania and a sister, Dorothy Lauffenburger, of Youngsville, Pennsylvania. In addition to her parents, Mary Lou was preceded in death by her eldest daughter, Lynette E. McQuillan, who died March 19, 2001; seven brothers and sisters, Marion Abraham, Albert Goodwill, Ethel Peterson, Genevieve Lincoln, Patricia Shields, Robert Goodwill, and Irene Reinhold. She is also sur-vived by twelve grandchil-dren: Marty McQuillan, Jr., Michael McQuillan, John McQuillan, Scott Walter, Lauren Walter, Sara Buz-zetto, Ryan Buzzetto, Jack Warner, Caitlin Warner, Jef-frey Warner, Devin Walter, Derek Walter; and one great-granddaughter, Madeleine McQuillan and several nieces and nephews.
Mary Lou was a compas-sionate woman whose warm and loving spirit will be missed by all who knew her. A loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, Mary Lou was the epitome of selflessness and kindness. She could always be found in the kitchen baking cinnamon rolls or on the spectator bench sup-porting and cheering on her twelve grandchildren. Most of all she will be missed by Don, her devoted husband, companion and friend of 59 years who held her hand through nine years of bat-tling Alzheimer's.
Friends are invited to call on Friday, June 8, 2012, from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at McKinney Funeral Home, 54 West Main St., Youngsville, Pennsylvania. At the last half hour of each viewing, a short video on Mary Lou's life and living with Alzheimer's Disease will be shown. A vigil prayer service and Eulogy will begin at 8 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Lukea Romans Catholic Church in Youngsville at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday.
A graveside service will follow immediately at Youngsville Cemetery.
The family suggests those wishing to place memorials may do so to Hospice of Chautauqua County, 4840 West Lake Road, Mayville, NY 14757 or Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001. Those wishing to sign the on-line guest-book, or send an e-condolence may do so at www.mckinneyfuneral.com