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April 15, 2013

Mary Jane LaLonde

The Daily Star

---- — Mary Jane LaLonde

ONEONTA — Mary Jane LaLonde, 99, went to be with the Lord, Saturday, April 13, 2013, at the Chestnut Park Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Oneonta.

She was born Feb. 25, 1914, in Walland, Ontario, Canada, the daughter of William and Mary (Jackson) LaLonde.

She lived in the United States of America until 1921. Then she went to England. In 1934, she went to Belgium, and worked as a Nanny for four years.

Mary served 4½ years in the British Army as a Lance Corporal, from 1941 to 1945. She came back to the United States in 1946.

Mary married Francis Jock in 1947. They divorced in 1955, and he died in 1989.

For 20 years Mary worked as a housekeeper in Stamford to the Judge and Mrs. Elias Jacobs. March of 1982, she came to live in Oneonta, and continued working as a housekeeper for various families.

She enjoyed riding and visiting with people on the OPT. She also enjoyed knitting, cooking and loved to spend time with her family.

She is survived by her sisters, Lillian and husband Richard Gorence of Oneonta, Dora and husband Ted Eighmie of Glenville, Dorothy and husband Jim Cohn of Oneonta; and nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was predeceased her sister, Josephine Godfrey.

There will be no calling hours.

The funeral service will be noon Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at the Lewis, Hurley & Pietrobono Funeral Home, Oneonta, with the Rev. Ronald Green, MM, officiating. Burial will follow in the Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Stamford.

Donations may be made to the Chestnut Park Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 330 Chestnut St., Oneonta, NY 13820.

Expressions of sympathy may be made at

Arrangements are with the Lewis, Hurley & Pietrobono Funeral Home, 51 Dietz St., Oneonta.