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25 Broad Street
Hamilton, NY 13346
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Beverly McKay

Beverly G. "Bev" McKay (Gustafson)

December 23, 1934 - December 23, 2020
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Beverly Gustafson McKay, 86, of Hamilton, NY passed away due to COVID-19 on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at the Crouse Community Center in Morrisville.
She was born December 23, 1934 in Jamestown, NY, the daughter of Raymond and Martha Lundine Gustafson. She was a graduate of Jamestown High School in 1952 and the University at Albany in 1955. She received her Masters’ degree at Colgate University in 1979. Bev retired as a professor at Morrisville State College where she served as Chair of the Office Technology Department. She also taught at Fleischmanns, Hamilton and Morrisville-Eaton High Schools.
Bev was a member of St. Thomas’ Church and its Altar Guild; a volunteer with Literacy Volunteers (ESL), and at Worn Again. A weaver of traditional designs from her Swedish heritage, she was a member of the Foothills Fiber Arts Group and of the former Onondaga Womens’ Guild.
Bev married David McKay on January 22, 1955 in Jamestown. He predeceased her on July 14, 2020.
She is survived by her children, and their spouses, Mark (Patricia) McKay of Albany; Karen (Mike) Burns of Watertown; Anne (Jay Johnson) McKay of Detroit Lakes, MN; Kirk (Anne) McKay of Silver Spring, MD. She is also survived by grandchildren, Meghan McKay and Kelly McKay, Brittany Burns (Will) Griffin and Greg Burns, Thressa and Montana Johnson. She was predeceased by a brother, David Gustafson.
There will be no calling hours. A committal service will be held at the convenience of the family in St. Thomas’ Memorial Garden.
Contributions in her memory may be made to St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church, 12-1/2 Madison St., Hamilton, NY; or to the Hamilton Food Cupboard, 1 Mill St., Hamilton NY 13346.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 25 Broad St., Hamilton NY
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    St. Thomas' Memory Garden
    Madison St.
    Hamilton 13346
    The committal service will be held at the convenience of her family


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Dom & Amy

Posted at 01:39pm
In loving memory of your Mom. Sending you love and condolences.

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Erik Ludwig

Posted at 10:04am
If the whole world were as kind and thoughtful as I remember Mrs McKay, it would be a very much better place. How fortunate are the McKays to have such a great mom. We feel your loss..

Mark Posted at 06:08pm

Thanks, Erik!

Terry Reed

Posted at 11:19am
We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. Know our thoughts are with you.
Bill and Terry Reed, Hamilton

Mark McKay Posted at 05:36pm

Thank you, Bill and Terry.

Nancy J .Olson

Posted at 10:48pm
In loving memory of Beverly McKay I would like to Plant A Tree. She was a very special lady whom I will always remember. Love, Cousin Nancy
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Mark McKay Posted at 05:36pm

Thanks, Cousin Nancy!

Brian J Kiely

Posted at 09:38pm
Mark, Karen, Anne, Kirk, and Families,
I was so sorry to hear of your parents passing this year. Your Dad was my first coach in basketball and track. I have fond memories of your Mom and Dad trusting me to babysit all of you for New Years Eve. Please accept my sympathies.

Brian Kiely

Mark McKay Posted at 05:35pm

Thanks for your memories, Brian!

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