Saratoga Socialite Mary Lou Whitney Dies

Sad news today as we have learned Marylou Whitney has passed at the age of 93. She is a fixture every summer at Saratoga Race Course and hosted of the annual Whitney Gala which raised millions of dollars over the years and attracted many celebrities to Saratoga until 2012.

Whitney suffered a stroke in 2006, which caused her to take a more limited schedule of events, however she and her husband John Hendrickson continued their philanthropic work through it all. She died Friday after a long illness.

[Times Union]

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