Mary Ann Douglas, 79, Massena
Sunday, December 16, 2012 - 6:32 pm

Mrs. Mary Ann Douglas, 79, of 34 Talcott Street, passed away early Sunday morning, December 16, 2012, at Massena Memorial Hospital, where she had been a patient for the past several days.

Mary was born on April 16, 1933 in Bombay, the daughter of the Francis and Mary Berry Clark. She attended Brushton-Moira Central School. On May 16, 1959, she married Donald G. Douglas at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church with Msgr. Herbert Hannan, officiating. They made their home in Brasher Falls for many years, before moving to Massena nearly 15 years ago.

Mary was a homemaker, who enjoyed crocheting; playing bingo and cards, and when she was younger she and her husband enjoyed dancing. She was a member of the Knights of Columbus Auxiliary in Brasher Falls and a communicant of the Church of the Sacred Heart and a former communicant of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Brasher Falls.

She is survived by her devoted husband of 53 years, Donald; her children, Michael C. and Lori Douglas of Tampa, Florida and Dawn M. Kemison of Massena; two granddaughters, Natashia Wilson of Massena and Crystle Douglas of Potsdam; and a great grandson, Hayden Michael Wilson. Also surviving Mary are her sisters, Barb Caskinette of Massena and Mickey Clark of Owls Head; her brother, Lester Clark of Moira; and countless nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was predeceased by her father and stepmother, Francis and Mickey Clark; her mother and step-father, Mary and Harold Ploof; a grandson, Jesse James Augustus; two sisters, Shirley Thomas and Margaret Connelly; and two brothers, Francis “Frank” and Thomas “Tommy” Clark.

Friends may call Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Donaldson Funeral Home, Massena. A Mass of Christian Burial celebrating Mary’s life will be held Wednesday 10:00 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Brasher Falls, with Rev. Donald Manfred, celebrating. Burial will follow in St. Patrick’s Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to St. Vincent DePaul Society or the Salvation Army.

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