Mary Jane Jackson, 63; 35-Year Nurse’s Aide At County’s Meadows

IN MEMORIAM: Mary Jane Jackson, 63;

35-Year Nurse’s Aide At County’s Meadows

RICHFIELD SPRINGS — Mary Jane Jackson, 63, a nurse’s aide at the county’s Meadows Nursing Home for 35 years, passed away on Tuesday evening, Nov. 12, 2019, in Bassett Hospital. She had the support and comfort of her loving family at her side.

Mary was born on Aug. 5, 1956, in Amsterdam, daughter of the late Victor B. and Dorothy R. Damulis.  A lifelong area resident, she was a graduate of Richfield Springs High School.

On Aug. 25, 1979, she was united in marriage to the love of her life, Donald William Jackson.

Mrs. Jackson worked as a certified nursing aide at The Meadows Nursing Facility in Cooperstown, where she touched many lives. She retired in November 2017, following 35 years of dedicated service.

Mary had a strong belief in God and led a devoted Catholic life. To those who knew her, she was a caring, loving and helpful lady who enjoyed doing for others while looking for nothing in return. She was happiest when she was surrounded by her many friends and family, especially her cherished grandchildren. A totally dedicated family woman, she will be truly missed.

She is survived by her loving husband of 40 years, Donald; a daughter, Jill Jackson of Richfield Springs; one son, Jonathan Jackson and his wife, Elsie of Cooperstown; one brother, Anthony Damulis and his wife, Darlene of Burlington Flats; two sisters, Martha Andrews and her husband Steven of Schenectady and Rosina VanDeWall of Watertown; grandchildren, Clifton Mercer and Cameron Mercer, both of Richfield Springs, and Julian Jackson of Cooperstown; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Calling hours for Mrs. Jackson will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, in J. Seaton McGrath Funeral Home, 40 West James St., Richfield Springs.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday morning at Saint Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, Richfield Springs, with Pastor Silvaster Sarihaddula officiating. Interment will follow in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Frankfort.


One thought on “Mary Jane Jackson, 63; 35-Year Nurse’s Aide At County’s Meadows

  1. Robyn Leon

    Mary Jackson is my Sister-in-law. But, she felt more like my Sister. When we were younger, Mary and i were like the Best of Friends. We would talk and laugh and have fun. Even after i got married, Mary would stop at my house from work just about every morning around 8:30. I always looked forward to that time with her. As time went by and she and my brother Donnie were married, Mary stopped coming by every morning. I kind of lost my buddy to my brother. But hey, that was alright. She married the love of her life. Even though i hadn’t seen Mary in some time, she will forever be my Best Friend, my Buddy. God Loves you and so do I. Forever in my Heart

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