Mary B. Hendrian

Posted:  Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 12:45pm

Mary Birge Bonbright Hendrian, 88, died in Salt Lake City, Utah Oct. 12, 2017. 

Birge was born in Englewood, New Jersey July 16, 1929 to Mary Eleanor and Irving Wayland Bonbright Jr. She married Marshall Dexter Hendrian June 15, 1957. Marshall died in 2002.

She graduated from The Ethel Walker School and Bradford Junior College.

Her children and their spouses survive her: Jennifer Hendrian and Steve Spaulding, Julia and Roger Lester, Marshall Jr. and Marlene Hendrian, Matthew and Yvette Hendrian. Her grandchildren also survive her: Justin Spaulding, Lara and Marshall III Hendrian, Alexandra and Kaitlyn Hendrian. 

Birge lived most of her life in New Jersey and Topsham, Maine, where she loved her family, her friends and her dogs.  She delighted in her summer stays on Southport Island, which she visited for more than 40 years. Her life was full of travel that was the source of many great stories.  She volunteered with the Junior League, the Montclair Art Museum, and the Montclair Kimberley Academy Parents Association, to name a few. She sang with church choirs and the Canterbury Choral Society and adored opera. She personified an era of manners and elegance, and built deep friendships forged with humor and tenderness.

Donations may be made to Childfund International (Account 1201079) and Front Range Equine Rescue.