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Ms. Mary Jane Cherry

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The family of Ms. Mary Jane Cherry wishes to thank everyone for their acts of kindness during this difficult time.

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Marion Louise Phason-Baptiste “I am truly deeply sorry to hear about my lifelong friend Mary Jane's passing. We grew up together on Abbott Avenue. Lifting up prayers for the Family...Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: Marion Baptiste - Springfield, MA

“My deepest condolences! Sorry I am just learning about Mary Jane's death.No one can prepare you for a loss; it comes like a swift wind. However,...Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: Barbara J Hatcher - Washington, DC

“So sorry for your loss. I just heard about your mother a few days ago. She was a long time friend of my mother Mary (Tootsie) Monteiro. Will keep...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: Deborah Duarte - Waterbury, CT

“I REMEMBER MARY JANE AND MY AUNT LORRAINE GREAT LAUGHS. I WILL MISS SEEING HER AT 7 ELEVEN ON COOKE ST. RIP MARY JANE. ”
4 of 5 | Posted by: Shirley Minnis - Waterbury, CT

“I I'm sadden to learn of the passing of Mary Jane. My prayers are with the family. What a great friend she was to me and a sister to Bobby. ”
5 of 5 | Posted by: Peggie Brown - Anniston, AL


Ms. Mary Jane Cherry of 44 Woodhaven Street passed away quietly, Monday September 11, 2017 at Waterbury Hospital.

Ms. Cherry was born June 26, 1943 in Waterbury, CT daughter to the late Geraldine Lewis.

Ms. Cherry was educated in the Waterbury School System where she attended Wilby High School. She was a longtime member of Grace Baptist Church where she remained a faithful member until her passing. For several years she had been employed by Uniroyal, Urban Renewal and New Departure Hyatt. She then ended her working career retiring from GM after many years of service. After retiring she would spend her days being a caregiver with the New Opportunities until her death. She was an avid sports fan enjoying basketball, volleyball and UConn basketball. Mary Jane enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

She leaves to cherish her memories two daughters, Jacqueline Cullins of Elizabeth City, NC and Gail Byars of Waterbury; five granddaughters Darcy Lewis (Rick) of Bowie, MD, Jessica Booker of Sanford, NC, Gayle Watson of Waterbury, Karyn Cullins of Tarboro, NC, Jacklyn Boyce of Elizabeth City, NC; one grandson, Devonte Smith of Waterbury, nine great grandchildren, one niece; Jennifer Lewis of Danielson, CT, one uncle; Edward Lewis of Waterbury, a favorite cousin Keith Trotman of Ahoskie, NC and a host of friends. She is predeceased by her brother, William A Lewis and a nephew Cyrus Lewis.