STAMFORD — Maryjane Knobelauch, 84, passed away Thursday, April 10, 2014, surrounded by her family.
Maryjane was known for her beautiful garden on Main Street. She was a woman with many talents including sewing. She would be up every morning by 4:30 a.m. making aprons and skirts. On sunny days she would string a line and clothespin her handmade items, their colorful movement in the breeze reflected her zest and love of life. Her open heartedness was evident to all who met her. She enjoyed all the parts of an ordinary day and had a passion for lace curtains, old white china platters, politics, reading, writing letters and everyone’s story.
Maryjane was born May 6, 1929, the year of the big crash, to Vaughn and Alice Gramley. She was the middle daughter of three, known as the Gramley Girls. She grew up in Lakeview, Long Island, where she met the love of her life and husband, Albert Knobelauch.
Surviving are her daughter, Jill Tannone and husband Nick of South Kortright and their son, Max and his partner Alice of New York City; her son, Arthur Knobelauch and his three children, Sarah and her husband, Chris Kammerer of N.Y.C., Nicole Carlson and her son, Victor of Latham, and Albert Knobelauch of Stamford; her sister, Patricia Menafra of East Northport; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by husband, Albert; two sons, Guy and Albert; and her sister, Alice Kosciuk.
Our family would like to thank all of the wonderful people in Maryjane’s life, whose names are too numerous to mention but we know who you are.
We were blessed with laughter, love and lots of memories.
Grieve not, nor speak of me with tears, but laugh and talk of me as if I were beside you. I loved you so, ‘twas heaven here with you. — Isla Paschal Richardson.