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Nov. 28, 1929 – Nov. 1, 2012

Mary Jane Sweeney of Snyder and Windmill Point, Ont., died Nov. 1 in Hospice Buffalo, Cheektowaga. She was 82.

Born in Buffalo, she was a graduate of Mount St. Mary’s Academy and D’Youville College. She taught for many years at various Catholic schools in the Buffalo Diocese, most notably Bishop McMahon High School, until her retirement in the early 1980s.

“She never married. She was dedicated to teaching,” said her nephew, Terrence Ortolani, who described his aunt as having been small in stature, but with a steely resolve.

She is also survived by two other nephews, Timothy Ortolani and John Ortolani.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in St. Benedict Catholic Church, Main Street and Eggert Road, Amherst.