Mary Jane Mitrou passed away peacefully on April 15 at Sands Point Center for Health and Rehabilitation in Port Washington, NY. Mary Jane was born on March 5th, 1919 in Galveston, Texas and over the years lived both in Galveston and Manhasset, NY. She shared her love with her husband, John, a native of New York. They fell in love at the University of Texas and were married on June 22, 1942, in the Hotel Galvez in Galveston and remained married for 67 years until John’s passing. Mary Jane loved dancing, teaching school at St. Aloysius in Great Neck, NY, and cruising the Caribbean with John. She was exceptionally kind, gentle, and loving, and those that knew her and ultimately took care of her were touched by her warmth and smile.
Mary Jane is survived by her daughter Olga-Anne Berest and husband Robert; her son Nicholas; her son Theodore and wife Madeline; her grandchildren David and Jeffrey Mitrou, Heather Berest Duckstein, Alison Berest Busching and Krista Billard; and her great-grandchildren Ryan, Lia and Anna Mitrou, Lucas and Audrey Duckstein, Jamie and Casey Busching; and Mark and Paul Billard.
Mary Jane’s family will receive visitors from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Wednesday, April 20th at Malloy & Son Funeral Home. A rosary will begin at 7:00 pm. Graveside services will be at 9:00 am on Thursday, April 21st, at Calvary Catholic Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 5 Channel Drive, Port Washington, NY 11050.