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August 4, 2013

Mary Jane Whitty

SCHROON LAKE — It is with great sorrow that the family of Mary Jane Whitty announces her passing. She died Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, at her home, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.

Mary Jane was born Dec. 22, 1937, in Glens Falls, N.Y. to the late G. Richard and Anna Page Welch. They moved back to Schroon Lake when she was a young girl. Mary Jane graduated from Schroon Lake Central School in 1957 and then graduated from Austin School of Beauty in 1958. Not loving cosmetology, she went to work for Albany Paint and Paper. She loved living in Albany and gained a lifelong friend in Anne Fagan, who died in the late 1990's.

When Mary Jane met and married Donald it took him a while to persuade her to move back to the Adirondacks. They married on July 10, 1959, and had just celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary.

Mary Jane worked for the Severance Cemetery Association for many years and also the Mousaw family of Schroon Lake. Mary Jane loved to travel. She went by train to California with her best friend Sandy Diabo and then to Alaska by car with Donald.

She loved to bake, read magazines, shop, the Yankees and partake in a game of chance or two. Sandy and Mary Jane loved to snowshoe and cross country ski together. Sandy died Dec. 24, 2004.

On Sept. 26, 2011, her world was turned upside down after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. She was very fortunate to have Dr. Jason Heckman work his magic along with Dr, Mark Hoffman and Dr. Joseph Schwerman. Giving her almost two more years with her family. We would like to thank them all, along with the staffs at St. Peter's Hospital and the Cancer Center at Glens Falls Hospital. Also, thank you to High Peaks Hospice and nurses, Heather and Sue.

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