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Mary E. Bushey

May 17, 1950 December 24, 2022
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Mary Ellen (Horn) Bushey, 72, born May 17, 1950, of Andover, wife of the late John Pyle Bushey, ascended into Heaven on Saturday, December 24 to reunite with the love of her life, surrounded by loving family at 8:38pm. She was the daughter of the late Michael Horn and Jennie (Nycek) Horn.

Mary Ellen was a devoted and loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother & great grandmother. She loved and enjoyed life in so many ways - playing cards, games, crocheting, cooking breakfast for her grandkids, listening to music, shopping, bingo… and most of all spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. In her spare time, she would love to bake and decorate cakes. She had a contagious smile and would give anything to help anyone she would meet. She was such a genuine, kindhearted soul that was a Mama Bear to everyone.

Mary Ellen was not the typical grandma. Time with her was not quiet but rather packed with jokes, singing, dancing, stories of the past and crying about how much everyone loved and missed Poppy. It’s safe to say we all aspire to attain a love like theirs. Inseparable. Sweethearts from the start. Even in her last days, when she was tired and weak, the talk of their love would suddenly light her up and literally make her sing. They had endless love songs that they could have sworn were written just for them.

She loved being silly with snapchat filters... ask Kyle to see a few. She loved dancing, being loud in public, and didn’t mind swearing to add emphasis to her opinion. She was always on her phone facetiming, coloring or on Facebook staying connected to us all. She loved being involved and contacting us multiple times a day, not just the quick check-in, but the daily decisions, the updates on our latest meal, talk of all the yarn she just bought or the new toy or clothes that she couldn’t help but buy for the great grandchildren.

We confided in her like a friend- seeking advice, helping us lighten up. She was always able to relate, help you feel heard, simplify, and make you laugh. Endless projects- her home stuffed to the rim with material. Always creating and always giving. Poppy and Grandma’s house, their home in Andover, served as the centerpiece to so many childhood memories. Running around the house, hanging on the porch, talking around the kitchen table, cookouts in the back and the pantry and cupboards full of snacks. Radio on, cold air blasting, laughter coming from both kids and the adults. The door was literally always open. Family love at the core of all that they did. We are forever thankful to see these core values displayed with such honor and loyalty. She played such a huge role in everyone’s life and will be truly missed.

Mary Ellen was preceded by her brother Michael Horn and is survived and loved by many: siblings; sister Patricia & husband Russ Billings, brother Gene & wife Robin Horn, many cousins, nieces and nephews. Children; Karen Lussier & her husband Jim, Kim Boisvert & her husband Rick, and Deborah Doucette & her husband Gary. Grandchildren; Emma & Abbey Lussier, Ashley & Brittney Lovett, and Cody & Kyle Doucette. Great Grandchildren; Lincoln John, Novah Jade, Zoey Jane, & Aria Sky

Relatives and friends may call on Monday, January 2, 2023 from 4 to 6PM at Bacon Funeral Home, 71 Prospect St, Willimantic followed by a Celebration of Life from 6 to 8PM at Blondies Diner 1681 Main St, Willimantic.To send an online expression of sympathy, please visit

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4:00 PM 1/2/2023 4:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 1/2/2023 6:00:00 PM
Bacon Funeral Home

71 Prospect St
Willimantic, CT 06226

Bacon Funeral Home
71 Prospect St Willimantic 06226 CT
United States

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