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Mary Bordwell

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WAKE FOREST — Mary Bordwell, 87, passed away Thursday morning, June 11, 2020.

She was born in Schenectady, New York, to the late Erasimo Tarrielo and Rosalia Cappuccio Tarrielo. She worked as an executive secretary for GE, Raytheon and after 14 years with IBM retired.

Mary was a special woman who loved the Lord and loved people. She never met a stranger and made lifelong friends wherever she lived. She had a love of collies and even spent some time breeding and showing them. She had a love for sailing and spent most weekends off the coast in Plymouth with her family. After retiring and moving to Greenville, South Carolina, she spent her time serving at her beloved Shannon Forest Presbyterian Church and working in interior design, her other love. In 2003 she moved to Wake Forest where she enjoyed her time with family, working in her yard, reading and sharing her love through baking. She will be greatly missed.

A graveside service was held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 15, at Pine Forest Memorial Gardens, Wake Forest.

Mrs. Bordwell is survived by her children, Richard “Dick” Bordwell, and wife, Donna, of Ocean Isle Beach and Susan Blankenship, and husband, Arnold, of Zebulon; 16 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth H. Bordwell; daughter, Karen Aucoin; four brothers; and one sister.

Flowers are welcome or memorial contributions can be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 401 Harrison Oaks Blvd., Cary, NC 27513

Arrangements are by Clancy Strickland Wheeler Funeral Home, 1051 Durham Road, Wake Forest,