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Turino, Mary B. January 19, 2022

Memorial Service:  1:00 pm, Saturday, November, 18, 2017, Christ Church, Bronxville, NY

Mary Armistead Bahr Turino


Born: February 29, 1932.

Passed: November 13, 2017.


Mary B. Turino was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Mary Fairfax Griffith Bahr (of Richmond, Virginia) and Frederick Bahr (of East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania). She graduated Grosse Pointe Country Day School, Grosse Pointe, Michigan, in 1950 and graduated Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts in 1954. After a short stint at Doubleday Publishing, as an editor, she met and married William G. Turino (of Brooklyn, New York). Their first child, David Warfield Turino, was born in 1959, and their second child Hope Griffith Turino, was born in 1962 while they were living in NYC. Following their move to Bronxville, Mary and Bill had their third child, Mary Fairfax Turino, born 1969. Mary and Bill joined the Christ Church, the Bronxville Field Club and participated in Bronxville School as their children moved through their education there. Together they enjoyed tennis and social activities throughout the years.


Mary was a doer and a community leader. She was elected president of the Bronxville Junior League where she founded the Bronxville Senior Citizens Counsel starting both Tuckahoe and Bronxville centers. She established the corner park at Pondfield Road and Park Place. Mary served on the board of The Mastronardi Foundation and as a class officer of Smith College. She was an active member of book clubs and in her later years, Bridge Club. In addition to years of community service, she had a successful career as a loan officer and mortgage broker in the Westchester area.


Most importantly, Mary was an active community member throughout her life with a great fondness for connection to people from many walks of life, making new, deep and lasting friendships right through her eighties. She always admired peoples’ best qualities. She was a life-long learner, and lover of great books, ideas, intellectual discussion and a great animal lover as well. She always engaged herself and others with full determination and focus, as well as embracing a breadth of interests. Knowing she lived life fully, she left with the same grace, determination, acceptance and humor with which she had lived her life.


We, her family and her communities, feel blessed to have had her special and intelligent presence throughout her 85 years.


In addition to her immediate family, she leaves behind a brother, Fred Bahr and sister, Jean Waltrip; grandchildren, Lily Turino, Raina Hemberger and Matisse Hemberger.


There will be a Memorial Service at the Christ Church Bronxville on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 1pm. All are encouraged to join the family at a reception at the Bronxville Field Club immediately following the service from 2:30pm to 5:00pm.

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