Eight Bells: Mary “Bushy” Bushnell Henry

Mary “Bushy” Bushnell Pearce Henry, 102, of Middletown, RI, passed away on December 24, 2022, in the St. Clare Home in Newport. She was the wife of the late Eugene Baker Henry, USN, Ret.

Bushy was remarkable not only for her age but for her generation. As she reminded us all often, “Do you realize I was born the year after women got the vote! Can you imagine what I have seen?” It was a rhetorical question.

Bushy was a long-time member of the New York Yacht Club. Her love of boats and the America’s Cup was only exceeded by her ability to bring people together around the dinner table or on the terrace. She was endlessly generous with her time and her hospitality was legendary…

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