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Mary Jane (Bennis) Berthot, 67, of Niagara Falls, NY, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at Mount St. Mary's Hospital in Lewiston, NY. Born in Niagara Falls, NY, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Jinoski) Bennis.
Mary Jane was a lifelong resident of Niagara Falls, graduating from Madonna High School in 1968. In 1971, she graduated from Gowanda State Hospital School of Nursing. Mary Jane was employed as a nurse for several local physicians in the Niagara Falls area until her retirement to care for her husband. She had a true passion for the Christmas traditions of decorating, gift giving and getting together with family and friends. Mary Jane also enjoyed summers by the pool, gatherings, parties, and dances with family and friends.
In addition to the love of her life and husband of 47 years, James 'Jim' Berthot, Mary Jane is survived by her children, Paul Berthot, Jill Berthot, and Angela (Brian) Gregory, her two granddaughters, her sisters, Stephanie Bennis, Joni Bennis, and Francine Bennis as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Visitation will be held on Thursday from 4-7 PM at the M.J. COLUCCI & SUN FUNERAL CHAPEL, 2730 Military Road, Niagara Falls, NY, 14304. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, February 2nd at 9:30 AM at St. Mary's of The Cataract Church, 259 4th Street, Niagara Falls, NY 14303. Everyone please assemble at church. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lewiston, NY. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Madonna High School Class of 1968 or to Heart, Love and Soul Soup Kitchen, 939 Ontario Ave, Niagara Falls, NY 14305.
Visit mjcoluccifuneralchapel.com for online condolences.
Published on January 30, 2018
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