Dr. Mary Altura of Goshen passed away Monday, May 18, 2020, at Orange Regional Medical Center in the Town of Wallkill. She was 72 years old.
Mary was born May 3, 1948, in Brooklyn, the daughter of Joseph and Mary (Hannafin) Horan.
After graduating from Marymount Manhattan College, she obtained her master’s in microbiology from Michigan State and her medical degree from SUNY Downstate.
Mary went on to become a pediatrician, working in the New York City area. She loved treating her patients and especially enjoyed working with new mothers and their babies.
Mary was happy to be a wife, mother, and grandmother herself. She was devoted to the many friends she made throughout her life and the family she raised in the Goshen area.
She was always ready to lend a hand in her children’s schools and extracurricular activities, including leading her daughter’s Girl Scout Troop.
She is survived by her husband Dr. Barry Altura; her mother Mary Horan; her son Joseph Altura; her daughter and son-in-law Dr. Melissa Altura and Dr. Erik Petersen; and her grandchildren Soren and Kieran Altura-Petersen.
She was predeceased by her father Joseph Horan and her daughter Michelle Altura.
A Memorial Mass will be held on Monday, Oct. 11, at 10 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist RC Church, 71 Murray Ave., Goshen. Please do not attend Mass if you have not received a full COVID series or have flu like symptoms.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Mary’s name to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cure Breast Cancer Foundation (www.curebreastcancerfoundation.org or www.giving.mskcc.org).
Arrangements under the care of the Donovan Funeral Home, Inc., Goshen. To leave a condolence visit www.donovanfunerals.com.