Mary Jane Mitrou

March 5, 1919 - April 15, 2016
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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.

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Visitation Information

Date: Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Malloy & Son Funeral Home


3028 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550

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Service Information

Date: Thursday, April 21, 2016

Time: 9:00 am

Calvary Catholic Cemetery


2506 65th Street, Galveston, TX, 77551

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Date: Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Time: 7:00 pm

Malloy & Son Funeral Home


3028 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550

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Born: March 5, 1919
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Jennifer Cannella posted on 11/30/-1

My condolences to you Olga and your family. May your mother rest in peace. ????cherish all the good memories and time spent with her.


Nancy and Stuart Braman posted on 11/30/-1

Dear Olga and family, We are thinking of you with much love and sadness as you bid your final farewells to your wonderful mother, grandmother and great grandmother. We know she gave all of you much love and inspiration which will stay with you all in the years to come. With deepest condolences, Nancy and Stuart Braman


Barbara & Bob Bland posted on 11/30/-1

Our condolences to Cookie and all of Mary Jane's loved ones - she was a true gem and will be greatly missed by all of us in her extended family. - Barbara & Bob Bland


Susan Antichevich Boivie posted on 11/30/-1

Cookie,Teddy,and Nicky, I am so very sorry for the loss of your mother. I have such wonderful memories of all of you coming to Galveston to visit your grandparents, our Tate and Uncle Nick. I loved her very much and she was so loving and warm to me. I pray that ya'lls entire family finds peace and comfort. In Christ, Susan Antichevich Boivie


Kevin Carroll posted on 11/30/-1

My caring fifth-grade teacher, and a kind woman. God bless her and may she rest in peace.


Nancy Goodridge posted on 11/30/-1

I had Mrs.Mitrou as my 4th grade teacher at St. Aloysius. Loved to watch her pull into the parking lot (girls playground ) in her green Thunderbird. She would get out of her car, look at me and smile. She was very soft spoken. I always liked her. My sincerest condolences to her family on losing such a nice lady. May you rest in peace Mrs.Mitrou. God Bless Very Sincerely, Nancy Goodridge One of your 4th grade students from St. Al's 1967