Guilderland- Mary T. Adkins, 85, entered into eternal rest on August 31, 2009 after 8 years residing at Our Lady of Mercy Care Center in Guilderland. Mary was born in Hudson, New York in 1924. A licesensed pratical nurse, she was employed at the VA Hospital, Albany for many years and accepeted private duty assignments in the local area. She was an avid artist who enjoyed working in watercolor, acrylics and oils up to a few days before her passing. She was proud of her dedication to the Retired Senior Voulenteer Program, part of the Albany County Department for the Aging. She was married to Reginald Adkins who predeceased her in 1982. Those who wish may make a donation in Mary's memory to the Activities Department, Our Lady of Mercy Care Center, 2 Mercy Care Lane, Guilderland, NY 12084. A memorial service to be announced.