JOHNSTOWN - Marion Mahr Buteau, a resident of the Wells House, celebrated her 90th birthday Oct. 23. She has the distinction of being the matriarch of five generations: mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. A party took place in her honor with members of each generation attending, a news release said.
Buteau, the daughter of Carl and Emma Liebing Mahr, was born in Brown's Hollow. She graduated from the Canajoharie High School and worked at the Beech-Nut Co. until her marriage.
She married Homer Buteau in 1940 and they purchased a dairy farm in Randall, where they lived and raised their three children. They had special celebrations for their 50th and 60th wedding anniversaries before his death in 2002.
Marion Mahr Buteau a resident of the Wells House, Johnstown, is shown. She celebrated her 90th birthday Oct. 23.
They were active in the Fonda-Fultonville Parent Teacher Association, farming groups and the Randall Community Reformed Church, where Marion Buteau taught Sunday school and summer Vacation Bible School.
Her three children are Clayton Buteau of Randall, Sylvia (John) Cosgrove of Niskayuna and Beverly (Robert) D'Alessandro of Scotia. She has two grandchildren, Rhonda Terry of Schenectady and Gregory Williams of Charlotte, N.C., six great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.