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Friday, September 26, 2014

Mary T. (Traudt) King

Mary T. (Traudt) King

Mary T. (Traudt) King, age 77, passed away on September 24, 2014 at Prestwick Chase, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on January 11, 1937 in Amsterdam, NY, the daughter of Fred Traudt and Gladys (Buddle) Traudt.

Mary graduated from Canajoharie High School, in 1954.  Upon graduating, she worked in offices in Albany and Syracuse.  After her 1962 marriage in Syracuse, she and her family lived in Buffalo, Ballston Lake, New Milford (CT), New Zealand, and Saratoga Springs.  Over those years, she earned a strong reputation for competence and loyalty – for example, when she was the Tax Collector for New Milford

Mary learned to weave in New Zealand, and enjoyed using her Glimakra loom (which she called “my computer”) to make blankets, scarves, and table-runners for family and friends. 

Mary is survived by her husband Bruce W. King ; daughter; Kristen Perrine (James), son; David King (Margie), sister; Susan Beaver, brother; Fritz Traudt, sisters-in-law; Patricia Marciniec (Chester), Alice King, 4 grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents Fred Traudt and Gladys (Buddle) Traudt, and by her brother Robert Traudt.  

A funeral service in honor of Mary will be held on Saturday, October 4th 2014, 12:00 noon, at Compassionate Funeral Care, 402 Maple Ave. (Route 9 Marion Ave) Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

Calling hours will be held from 9:30 am to 11:45 am prior to the service at the Funeral Home.  After the service friends and family are welcome to join us at The Saratoga Wilton Elks Lodge 161, behind the Funeral Home for further fellowship and lunch.

Interment following the luncheon will be at Maplewood Cemetery, Saratoga Springs, NY.

If you wish, donations in memory of Mary may be given to the Saratoga Hospice, 179 Lawrence Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 or the Thrift Mart of New Milford, 146 Danbury Road, New Milford, CT 06776.

Arrangements are under the direction of Compassionate Funeral Care, Inc, 402 Maple Ave., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. 


  1. Jason and Carolyn Hyde and familySeptember 28, 2014 at 10:42 PM

    Our love always. May her spirit live on through all whom she knew.

  2. Hi Bruce, Kristen & Dave - I always remember your mom with her joyful laugh and warm smile. She loved all of you very much. I am thinking of you all during this difficult time. May you find peace. Love, Peggy Foley Gillen