Longtime Hudson Valley resident and legendary actress and comedian Mary Tyler Moore, who died Wednesday at age 80, will be buried Sunday at a cemetery in Fairfield, Conn., according to media reports.
Moore lived in Washington in Eastern Dutchess County, a town that includes the village of Millbrook, before moving to Greenwich, which is located about 25 miles west of Oak Lawn Cemetery in Fairfield, which announced it will be "operating on a reduced schedule on Sunday, Jan. 29 and opening our gates at 2 p.m." Its usual winter hours are 7 a.m.to 5 p.m.
The celebrity gossip website TMZ.com said Moore's family had spent $24,000 to purchase 12 grave sites at the cemetery and will border Moore's final resting place with granite and angel statues costing $200,000.
Moore, who has battled several health issues including diabetes, had been on a respirator for a week before her death, according to multiple reports.
She is best known for her starring roles in the TV sitcoms, "The Dick Van Dyke Show" from 1961 to 1966 and the highly acclaimed "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" from 1970 to 1977.
Moore starred as a never-married TV news producer in Minneapolis named Mary Richards in "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," which aired on CBS from 1970 to 1977. It won Emmy Awards for Outstanding Comedy series three years in a row (1975–77) and its ensemble cast included such stars as Betty White, Ed Asner, Gavin MacLeod and Ted Knight.
She earned 15 Emmy nominations and won seven times.
Moore's movie work includes "Thoroughly Modern Millie" and "Ordinary People," which garnered her a nomination Best Actress at the Academy Awards.
The eldest of three children, Moore was born Dec. 29, 1936 in Brooklyn Heights and also lived in Queens before her family moved to California when she was 8.
Moore, who married three times, had one child, a son, Richie, who died in 1980 at age 24 of an accidental gunshot wound.