Heiress Leaves $20Million Fortune To New York Public Library and Central Park

Posted by admin on Jan 7, 2013

A quiet Manhattan widow shocked friends by giving a pair of $10 million checks to the New York Public Library and the Central Park Conservancy before she died.

Mary McConnell Bailey, who preferred track suits over designer frocks and didn’t care much for expensive jewels, left the checks for her two favorite institutions before her death in February of 2011, the New York Post reported. She was 88 years old.

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