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Audrey Bloomer, 86, Of Hastings, Secretary With Andrus Home

Photo Credit: Bloomer Family

HASTINGS-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. -- Audrey Grace (Maund) Bloomer, a longtime resident of Hastings-on-Hudson, died Friday after a long illness. She was 86.

Born on Nov. 24, 1926 in Yonkers, she was a daughter of Roy Maund and Gertrude (O'Connor) Knapp. She attended Public School School 2 and Benjamin Franklin Junior High School in Yonkers and was a parishioner of Holy Eucharist Romn Catholic  Church.

She moved to Hastings-on-Hudson in 1940 and graduated from Hastings High School in 1944. She married Harry J. Bloomer, who survives, on May 6, 1944 at St. Matthew R.C. Church in Hastings-on-Hudson.

She was employed for 20 years as an executive secretary at the Andrus Children's Home and later employed as a unit clerk at St. Cabrini Nursing Home in Dobbs Ferry, retiring in 1985. She was a longtime parishioner of St. Matthew Roman Catholic Church. She was a member of the Hastings Busy Bees and Senior Canteen.

Besides her husband, she is survived by three children; David and Mary Ellen (William) Ballantine, both of Hastings-on-Hudson; and Robert (Jean) of San Antonio, Texas. Also surviving are her brother, John Knapp, of Dobbs Ferry and her sisters-in-law, Ms. Vera Maria Guimaraes, of Nova Friburgo, Brazil and Mrs. Edward (May) Cusack of Dobbs Ferry.

In addition, she is survived by five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

A son, Harry J. Bloomer, Jr.  died in 2003. A sister Patricia (Joseph) Duddy died in 2007 and a sister Doris (John) Duddy died in 2008.

Visiting is scheduled for Monday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.6. at Edwards-Dowdle Funeral Home, 64 Ashford Ave, Dobbs Ferry.

A Mass of the Resurrection will be said Tuesday at  10 a.m. at St. Matthew's in Hastings.

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