Mystic - Maryann Ranes of Mystic, passed away Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, at Lawrence + Memorial Hospital in New London.
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She was born on Nov. 24, 1946, in Catasauqua, Pa., the daughter of Frank and Virginia Novajovsky.
Maryann was married to Ronald B. Ranes on Oct. 26, 1968, in Baltic.
For over 25 years, Maryann had worked for the Groton Board of Education at the Robert E. Fitch Senior High School in Groton.
Completely devoted to her family, she also loved various crafts and her precious Molly. Maryann also enjoyed her many trips to Disney World and cruises to Bermuda.
Besides her husband, she is survived by her daughters, Stacey Chauvin of Mystic, Sherry Barger and her husband, Randall, of Virginia; two sisters, Sandy Novajovsky of Massachusetts and Joann Novajovsky of Colchester; three brothers, Frank, John, and Ronald Novajovsky, all of Florida; and her beloved grandchildren, Samantha and Sarah Barger and Joseph Chauvin.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at St. James Episcopal Church, 95 Route 2-A, Preston, CT 06365. Visiting hours will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Byles-Groton Memorial Home, 310 Thames St.
In lieu of flowers, her family requests donations be directed to the St. James Episcopal Church, 95 Route 2-A, Preston, CT 06365.
Please visit www.byles.com for directions, to sign her guest book, or to share a memory.
Published in The Day on Feb. 26, 2013