December 21, 1922 ~ December 2, 2010
Greece: Went home with the lord, December 2, 2010 at age 87. Mary Ann is predeceased by her husband, Lawrence Parker Bruce. She is survived by her son, Tom (Rhonda) Bruce; daughter, Kathleen Bruce; grandchildren, Wendy (Jim) Bonis; Tracy (Kevin) Schafer, Kirsten (LaDale) Hedman & Meagan (James) Castiglione; great-grandchildren, Parker Bonis, Courtnee, Andrew & Alec Schafer, Jenna, Kingston, Xhane & Mary L. Hedman, Anna & Olivia Castiglione; sister, Lillian Girton of SC; brother, Rudolph Scheerer of WI; several nieces, nephews and cousins; many dear friends. Mary Ann started the Studios of Mary Ann Bruce 56 years ago with one piano in the living room of her Greece home. The studio has since grown to include 3 additional teachers. In Mary Ann's lifelong career of teaching hundreds of students she was also a member of the Music Teachers National Association, New York State Music Teachers Association, the National and State Federation of Music Clubs, and with the National Piano Teachers' Guild serving as president in 1978 and 1979. 'Mother Bruce', as so many fondly called her, continued to enrich the lives of students through music. Some even went on to perform on Broadway. She had incredible faith in the Lord which permeated every aspect of her life and a great love of her family and students. Friends may call Sunday 1-5 P.M. at Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home, 1075 Long Pond Road, Greece Chapel. Her Funeral Service will be held, Monday, 10:00 A.M. at Brighton Reformed Church, 805 Blossom Road. Interment in Riverside Cemetery held privately. Contributions may be made to Artist's Unlimited Inc., PO Box 26766, Rochester NY 14625 in her memory.