1934 - 2016
{ "" }
Share MARY's life story with friends and family
Send an Email
Or Copy this URL to Share
LANE, MARY F. On May 1, 2016, surrounded by her loving family, Mary F. Lane, 81, of Hamden. Loving mother of Mark Lane of Arlington, Christopher Lane (Patricia) of North Haven, Matthew Lane (Mary) of Guilford, Timothy Lane (Ivana) of FL: Step-mother of Kevin Shields (Janet) of Hamden, James Shields (Patricia) of Hamden, Ellyn Nolan (Timothy) of Hamden and Kate Luciani (Robert) of Woodbridge. Also survived by her 15 cherished grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her former husband Chester Lane, brothers Edward Fenton and Thomas Fenton NHFD and her longtime companion Joseph Shields. Mary was born in New Haven, October 18, 1934 daughter of the late Thomas and Nora Moriarty Fenton. She graduated from St. Francis Grammar School, and St. Mary’s High School. She retired after many years from the claims department of The Travelers Insurance Co. Mary was a parishioner of St. Rita’s Church, a member of the Irish American Community Center and the Civil Air Patrol (1964-1980). Her funeral will leave Sisk Brothers Funeral Home 3105 Whitney Ave. Hamden Friday at 10:30 a.m., Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. Rita’s Church. Burial in St. Lawrence Cemetery. Calling hours are Thursday from 4 - 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers contributions to St. Rita School 1601 Whitney Ave. Hamden, 06517. To leave an online condolence please visit

To Plant Memorial Trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store.
Published in The New Haven Register from May 2 to May 3, 2016.
Calling hours
04:00 - 08:00 PM
Mass of Christian Burial
11:00 AM
St. Rita’s Church
Memories & Condolences
Guest Book sponsored by
Not sure what to say?
View Printed Guest Book
11 entries
May 1, 2020
I miss you Mom after 4 years its hard to believe you left this earth .
chris lane
May 6, 2016
To the Lane family,
My deepest sympathy for the loss of your dear mother. She was one genuine, sweet and very thoughtful lady. I know she said prayers for my mother and our family when we barely knew each other. I'm so glad to have had the pleasure of meeting sweet Mary. Our prayers for you and your family.
Gale Caveness and family
Fort Worth, Tx
May 5, 2016
She was a very sweet and kind person who always had a smile for everyone.
David Cook
May 4, 2016
Sending my deepest sympathies to the Lane family
Barry Post
May 4, 2016
Sending my deepest sympathy to the Lane family~

Barry Post
May 4, 2016
CHRIS & PATTY, We are so sorry about the loss of your mom. MY best to you and family. Cathy & Charlie.
May 4, 2016
Deepest condolences from Fred and Sally Grave.
Fred and Sally Grave
May 3, 2016
Members of Mary's family: Mary was my anchor, she was a life long friend and was always there for me. She will be missed and will be in my prayers always. My heartfelt condolences to all of you
Georgette & Paul Chimene
May 3, 2016
To the Lane family,

Deepest sympathies from The Flynns.
May 3, 2016
Matthew, Mark, Chris, Tim & families - so sorry to hear about Mom's passing. It was a year ago that I saw her at my Mom's service. May they all now be together enjoying life with no pain. Hugs & prayers to all.
Patty (Fenton) Gendernalik
May 2, 2016
Dear Ellyn, Tim , and Family,
We are sending our heartfelt sympathy. Our prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
With deepest condolences,
Nancy , John . Mark. Jason, his wife Lisa Ferraro and my mom- Nancy Porto
Nancy Ferraro
Invite others to add memories
Share to let others add their own memories and condolences