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Mary Jane Magner

1939 - 2013 RICHMOND Mary Jane Brennan Magner, 74, of 30 Cheever Road, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013, at the home of her daughter, Jacqueline B. Murphy. Born in Pittsfield on March 25, 1939, the daughter of Robert and Helen Smith Brennan, she was a 1956 graduate of Pittsfield High School and Berkshire Business College. Mrs. Magner was employed by the United States Postal Service for 23 years as a letter carrier in Richmond. She supported and was the bookkeeper for her husband's painting business. She had worked at Berkshire County Savings Bank at one time. Jane was a communicant of St. Patrick Church in West Stockbridge. She found great satisfaction mentoring children at the Richmond Elementary School. Jane was a family person who always shared a smile and took great pride in family. No July 4th celebration was complete without her homemade stromboli. Known for making lifelong friends and throwing fabulous parties, she loved sharing a few laughs over a Manhattan or two. Jane always looked forward to going out for Saturday night dinners with her husband. A trip to Ireland with her husband, her brother, Jack and his wife, Carol, always held a special spot in her heart. She supported all family endeavors and was proud of her children and grandchildren's achievements. Jane enjoyed shopping trips with her daughter, spending holidays in New Jersey and was an avid fan of the Tri-City ValleyCats. Jane was the devoted wife of 52 years to James Magner, whom she married July 15, 1961. Mrs. Magner is also survived by her daughter, Jacqueline B. Murphy, and her husband, Rick, of Lanesborough; a son, Michael Magner and his wife, Andrea of Denville, N.J.; three grandchildren, Kathleen, Michael, and Ashley, and a brother, Kevin Brennan of Pittsfield. She was predeceased by her brothers, Bob Brennan and Jack Brennan. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to friends, family, Hospice and the caregivers who provided special care during her short illness. FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services for Mary Jane Magner will be Tuesday, Aug. 20, at 9 a.m. from DERY FUNERAL HOME in Pittsfield with a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick Church in West Stockbridge, celebrated by the Rev. Christopher J. Waitekus, pastor. Burial will follow in St. Patrick's Cemetery. Calling hours will be Monday, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Berkshire County Jimmy Fund in care of the DERY FUNERAL HOME, 54 Bradford Street, Pittsfield.


Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Aug. 18, 2013
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