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Julia M. Lane

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Lane, Julia M.

Julia M. Lane, a longtime Cortlandt Manor resident, died peacefully Monday at her home, after a life filled with love, laughter, faith and family. She was 81. Julia had been a resident of Corltandt Manor since 1971, when she moved there from the Inwood section of Manhattan to share a home with her brother, sister-in-law and three nieces.

Prior to her retirement in 1983, Julia had worked for 35 years for the New York Telephone Company, where she had risen from telephone operator to the management position of group chief. She was a longtime parishioner of St. Columbanus Church in Cortlandt Manor. She was born on April 22, 1931, the daughter of Ellen "Nellie" Cotter and John Lane.

Julia had a terrific sense of humor, was witty, loved to laugh and to read and do crossword puzzles. She appreciated art and good films and had a knack for investing. But the greatest joy of her life was her family. More than an aunt, she was a second mother to Ellen, Jeannine and Laura, and was like a grandmother to their children.

She was predeceased by her brother, William, in 2004; her brother, John, in 2007. She is survived by her sisters-in-law, Mary Ann Mattiola and her husband, Frank Mattiola of Cortlandt Manor; and Patricia Lane of Bronx, N.Y. She is also survived by four nieces and one nephew and their spouses. They are, Ellen Lane and Kieran O'Leary of Putnam Valley; Jeannine and James Kane of Katonah; Laura and Michael Monaghan of Putnam Valley; Maureen and Didier Robichon of Queens, N.Y.; and the Hon. Sean Lane and Kelly Harris of Hartsdale. She is also survived by the following grandnieces and grandnephews: Juliann and Jacqueline Kane; Conor, Liam and Meghan O'Leary; Michael and Stephanie Monaghan; Mariel and Natalie Robichon; and John, Kevin, Katie and James Lane.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Clinton Funeral Home of Peekskill. A burial mass will be held at St. Columbanus Church Friday at 10 a.m.

Published in the The Journal News on Jan. 16, 2013
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