Mary E. Waite, 86, Potsdam
Friday, April 21, 2017 - 11:09 am

POTSDAM -- Funeral Services for 86 year old Mary E. Waite, a resident of 48 Sisson Road, Potsdam, will be held Saturday, April 22, 2017, at 10 a.m. at the Buck Funeral Home in Norwood with her son, John, presiding over the services.

Burial will follow the services at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Potsdam.

Family and friends may call at the Buck Funeral Home in Norwood on Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.

Mrs. Waite passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, with her family at her side.

Mary is survived by a son, John and Mary Waite, Shelby, NC; a brother, Joseph McGregor, Lawrence; as well as several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Mary was pre-deceased by her husband, Paul; a son, Joseph Nelson Waite at infancy; a daughter, Ruth Marie Waite, age 4; her brothers, Benjamin and Elmer McGregor; and her sisters, Betty Malone and Ella Mae Smith.

She was born in Norfolk, on May 22, 1930, to the late Douglas J. and Marie Rose Thiebault McGregor.

Mary married Paul H. Waite on May 26, 1951. Paul passed away on September 18, 2012.

Mary worked as a homemaker, a housecleaner and also waitressed at various restaurants in Potsdam.

She was a widowed member of the Potsdam Elks Club and enjoyed crafts, sewing, camping and visiting with her family and friends. Mary always tried to stay busy and was always willing to help others.

Memorial Donations in Mary’s memory can be made to a local Cancer or Heart fund and memories and condolences may be shared online at

The Buck Funeral Home in Norwood is serving the family of Mary E. Waite.