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Funeral Details


Funeral Details

Mary P. Hines


Interment - Private

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Friday, December 4, 2020 7PM - 9PM Central Time

Saturday, December 5, 2020 4PM - 6PM Central Time

Memorial Contributions

North Shore Country Day School
310 Green Bay Road
Winnetka, Illinois 60093-4094
Vassar College
161 College Avenue, Box 14
Poughkeepsie, New York 12603
The Art Institute of Chicago
111 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60603
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology
159 Sapsucker Woods Road
Ithaca, New York 14850


Mary Pick Hines, 88, died peacefully at home surrounded by family on November 25, 2020. Mary was a devoted family matriarch, a dedicated philanthropist, and a spirited volunteer. She enjoyed a wide circle of friends who cherished her wit, intelligence, panoramic curiosity, love of books, and unique turns of phrase. A graduate of North Shore Country Day School, she served in a broad array of capacities there, culminating in her appointment to life trustee. A proud alumna of Vassar College, Mary served as chair of the Chicago Vassar Club and later became a trustee of the College. Her passion for birding led her to the board of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. An art enthusiast, she sat on the 20th Century Committee at the Art Institute of Chicago. She was board chair of the Scholarship and Guidance Association and a member of the University of Chicago Women’s Board. Later in life, Mary relished her extensive travels and her participation in a rigorous Western Civ book group. Mary was the beloved wife of the late Harold H. Hines, Jr., the loving mother of William (Sally), Anne Young and David, and the delighted grandmother of Elizabeth, Katherine (Chris) and Samuel Hines, Clyfford and Madleine Young, and Hugo and Oscar Hines. She was the dear sister of Thomas (Sue) Pick and engaged aunt to her nieces and nephews. We invite all to attend the live stream of Mary’s funeral service on December 4, 2020 at 11:00 am (CST); details are available at In lieu of flowers, a contribution in her memory may be made to: North Shore Country Day School, Vassar College, The Art Institute of Chicago, or the Cornell Lab of Ornithology Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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Vera Maxwell

I worked for Mrs Hines for 30 years. She was very kind and will be missed.

Cathy Paul

Dear Anne, David, Bill, Sally, Clyfford, Maddy and all of your families,
I send lots of love and my deepest sympathies to all of you for the loss of your amazing mom and granny. I feel so lucky and honored to have been able to spend even a little time with her and always marveled at her authenticity, hilarious phrases, strength, intelligence, accomplishments, generosity, and philanthropy. And what a stunning beauty she was! I loved the slide show and was struck again by the incredible family resemblances, even down to the grandkids.
All your words at the funeral captured her many dimensions so vividly and celebrated and honored her so beautifully. I adore your whole family (and of course especially my beloved Anne); you are all the embodiment of your mom's / granny's love and extraordinary legacy. How comforting that she lives on through all of you and the friends and institutions that she championed so passionately.
I send a big virtual hug and lots of love,
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