Mary Lou LaBarron, of Hornell

HORNELL — Mary Lou LaBarron, 84, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 11, 2017. Born in Hornell on August 5, 1932, she was the daughter of Arbie and Ruth (Saunders) Hilborn.

She is predeceased by her parents, brothers Lester (Priscilla) Lewis, Burdette (Helen) Lewis, George (Madeline) Hilborn, Robert Hilborn and her second husband Earl Raymond LaBarron.

Her loving family includes her daughter Sasha Trouslot (Gary Andrews) and step-children Linda (Jim) Varner, Jeanne (Paul) McAnany, Bob (Lynn) LaBarron, Christine (Pat) Congdon, Kathy (Gary) LaBarron-Roberts, twelve grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, nephew David (Margaret) Hilborn and niece Debra Cox.

Mary spent most of her working life at the Herrick Library, Alfred University. Mary was a Deacon at the Hornell Presbyterian Church, an avid reader, bridge player, quilter and was a member of the Alfred Historical Society. She had volunteered for many years at the Box of Books, Alfred Community Library.

Mary could be tenacious at times but it was clear that she enjoyed helping others. Mary was a kind and gentle soul, a friend to all.

To send a remembrance to the family, please visit The family is being assisted by David W. Ames, Director.

The family will hold calling hours at the Bender-Brown & Powers Funeral Home at 354 Canisteo St., Hornell, NY on Monday, January 16th, from 4 pm-7 pm. A funeral service will be held at 11am, Tuesday, January 17, at the Hornell United Presbyterian Church, 150 Main Street. Use the Church Street Entrance to the Davidson Memorial Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the Hornell United Presbyterian Church, 150 Main St. Hornell, NY 14843 or The Box of Books, Alfred Community Library, 1 W University St, Alfred, NY 14802.