MaryJane McChesney GalwayMaryJane McChesney, age 92, died peacefully on October 27, 2013 at Saratoga Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was born on May 29, 1921 the daughter of the late Raymond A. and Mary T. Vrooman Miles. She attended Ohio State University. She was very involved in the Galway community. MaryJane was made an Honorary Member of the Galway Fire Department, where she was a dispatcher. She was the founder of the Galway Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. She was a member of the Galway Youth Commission, the Galway Woman's Bowling League, and the Daughters of American Revolution. She was also a Cub Scout Den Mother, and a Girl Scout Leader. She loved to play golf. Her family was the core of her life. MaryJane was the loving wife of the late C. Duane Mac McChesney who passed in 2001. She is survived by her children, Lynda (John) Colangelo, Kathy McChesney, Peter (Venessa) McChesney, Stephen (Mary) McChesney; 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her daughters, Sharon and Sandra McChesney; her sons, Richard and Gary McChesney; granddaughter, Joanne Bintz; her sister, Carolyn Noonan and brother, Robert Miles. A gathering celebrating her life will be held at the Galway United Methodist Church corner of Sacandaga Rd. and Galway-Ballston Rd. on Saturday, November 2, 2013 from 2 to 4 p.m. all are invited. Arrangements were provided by the Richard J. Ryan Funeral Home, 2034 West St., Galway, NY. Internment will be held at a later date private to the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in MaryJane's name to a local charity or service of your choice.
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Published in The Daily Gazette Co. from Oct. 30 to Oct. 31, 2013