Mary Altura

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Dr. Mary Altura, 72, of Goshen, passed away Monday, May 18, 2020 at Orange Regional Medical Center, Middletown, NY. Mary was born May 3, 1948 in Brooklyn, NY, the daughter of Joseph and Mary (Hannafin) Horan. After graduating from Marymount Manhattan College, she obtained her master's in microbiology from Michigan State and her medical degree from SUNY Downstate. Mary went on to become a pediatrician working in the New York City area. She loved treating her patients and especially enjoyed working with new mothers and their babies. Mary was happy to be a wife, mother, and grandmother herself. She was devoted to the many friends she made throughout her life and the family she raised in the Goshen area. She was always ready to lend a hand in her children's schools and extracurricular activities, including leading her daughter's Girl Scout Troop. She is survived by her husband, Dr. Barry Altura; her mother, Mary Horan; her son, Joseph Altura; her daughter and son-in-law, Dr. Melissa Altura and Dr. Erik Petersen; and her grandchildren, Soren and Kieran Altura-Petersen. She was predeceased by her father Joseph Horan and her daughter Michelle Altura. A Memorial Mass will be held on Monday, October 11, 2021 at 10 AM at St. John the Evangelist RC Church, 71 Murray Avenue, Goshen. Please do not attend Mass if you have not received a full COVID series or have flu like symptoms. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Mary's name to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cure Breast Cancer Foundation or Arrangements under the care of the Donovan Funeral Home, Inc., Goshen. To leave a condolence visit

Final Resting Place

1:00 pm
Friday, May 22, 2020
St. John's Cemetery
Goshen, New York, United States


10:00 am
Monday, October 11, 2021
St. John The Evangelist R.C. Church
71 Murray Ave
Goshen,, New York, United States
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