Official Obituary of

Mary Podwirny

January 12, 1940 ~ March 15, 2024 (age 84) 84 Years Old

Mary Podwirny Obituary

Lake Luzerne

Mary “Fimp" Podwirny, 84, of Lake Ave., passed away Friday morning, March 15, 2024, at her home.

Born on January 12, 1940, in Corinth, she was the daughter of the late Louis “Cubby" and Eleanor (Morey) Holland.  She attended school in South Corinth.

Mary dedicated herself to serving others as a waitress at various area diners including The Luzerne Diner, Country Corner Cafe in Lake Luzerne and Hagies in Warrensburg, where she was known for serving patrons with warmth and hospitality.

Mary had a passion for cooking for her family and her senior citizen friends and community.  Her home cooked meals will certainly be missed by all.  On any given day, Mary could be found sipping her morning tea, engaged in the challenge of words searches, and meticulously jotting down items on her grocery list.  Her kitchen was her haven, a place where she perfected cherished family recipes and  fulfilling her grandchildren’s requests.  Her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the joy of her life and she was often heard passionately cheering them on at their sporting events.  Her other enjoyments included playing cards, chicken foot, Bingo, fishing, and spending time with her senior citizen friends at various events.  In recent months, Mary found pleasure in re-connecting with her friends on Facebook who shared many wonderful memories.  She was an avid New York Yankee fan whose steadfast support and enthusiasm was unwavering.

She was predeceased by her parents and two brothers: Louis “Chub” Holland, Jr. and William “Beaver” Holland.


Left to cherish her memory are:

Daughter, Tammy (Scott) Gram of Norfolk, VA and her children Ryan (Kelley), Nicole, Shane (Chelsey); 

Son, Herbert (Debbie) Springer, Jr. of Corinth and his stepchildren, Joe and Jason; 

Son, Robert (Toni) Springer, of Lake Luzerne and his children, Carter, Noah, Emma; 

Daughter, Korine (Michael) Dalaba of Lake Luzerne and her children Briana (Tylor), Teddy and his children Brennan and Hunter; 

Step-children: Michael (Alicia) Podwirny of Hadley and Michele (John) Nichols of South Glens Falls; 

Several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends and loved ones are invited to pay their respects on Saturday, March 23, 2024, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Brewer Funeral Home, Inc., 24 Church St., Lake Luzerne.

A funeral service honoring Mary’s life will commence at 4 p.m. at the funeral home.  Following the service, family are friends are invited to gather at the VFW, 4109 Rockwell Street, Hadley.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mary’s memory may be made to the CR Wood Cancer Center, 100 Park St., Glens Falls, NY 12801 or the Hadley Senior Community Center, 22 Maple St., Hadley, NY 12835.




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March 23, 2024

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Brewer Funeral Home
24 Church St.
Lake Luzerne, NY 12846

Funeral Service
March 23, 2024

4:00 PM
Brewer Funeral Home
24 Church St.
Lake Luzerne, NY 12846


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