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Mary Anne Buddenhagen, longtime Buffalo News correspondent

June 10, 1931 – Dec. 24, 2014

Mary Anne Buddenhagen, a longtime correspondent for The Buffalo News, died Wednesday in Beechwood Health Care Facility. She was 83.

Born in Buffalo, the former Mary Anne Sherwood was valedictorian of her Barker High School class and graduated cum laude from Syracuse University where she hosted a radio show with Dick Clark and was known as “Daisy.”

After graduation, she worked in radio and television at the College of Home Economics at Cornell University as “The Cornell Radio Homemaker.” She was featured in a Look magazine article describing kitchens of the future for modern homemakers.

Mrs. Buddenhagen worked for 30 years as a freelance correspondent, feature writer and court reporter for The News, writing under the byline Anne Sherwood. Her son, Dr. Eric Southard, recalls being awakened as a child by the sound of the typewriter as she worked to meet her morning deadlines.

She was a member of the Lockport College Club, Daughters of the American Revolution, Lockport Hospital Guild, Chi Omega Sorority, and was a charter member of the Four Seasons Players. She enjoyed volunteering, music, bridge and her book club.

Her husband, Paul, died in 2009. In addition to her son Eric, she is survived by another son, Stephen; a daughter, Laura Southard; and six grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Grace Episcopal Church, 100 Genesee St., Lockport.

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