We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Conte-Giamberardino Funeral Home
Mary Jane Dushame, 93, of Byfield, MA, died peacefully on August 26th, 2022, at Penacook Place in Haverhill, MA. Mary Jane or “Gammy (GG)” was a strong, enthusiastic and compassionate person who loved her family, friends and sweets. She had a zest for life and all those who knew her would complement her on her giggle, humming and the dedication she had for her community. Mary Jane was born in Haverhill, MA on October 10th, 1928, to the late Harold and Alfreda (Rogers) Dushame. She graduated from Newburyport High School in 1946 and attended Burdett College. Mary Jane worked as a secretary for the Federal Government for many years. Mary Jane enjoyed traveling the country with her mother Alfreda and was known to drive 4 hours to get a good sandwich on a whim. Mary Jane was an active member of the Byfield Community Methodist Church where she was a member of the Choir. She was also a member of the Georgetown Chapter Order of the Eastern Star, as well as the Quascacunguen Grange in Byfield and a regular member of a Bowling League in Georgetown. Mary Jane was one of the founding members of the “Golden Girls of Oak Ridge” Elderly Housing in Byfield that would help organize charity events for the community and would throw some amazing parties. She also was an avid Red Sox fan, as long as they were winning! Perhaps some of her most fond memories were that of spending time with her daughter, Susan, where she supported her daughter’s love of riding and showing Morgan horses across New England with her Chevy Chevelle car towing their horse trailer and show cart. Mary Jane also loved caring for her 2 grandchildren, Rebecca and Jessica, and could be seen at every t-ball, softball, dance, theater, Marching band event and most importantly horse shows to show her support. Mary Jane continued to support and had pride in her great-granddaughters in their current showing of horses. Mary Jane was a staple at Triton High School's activities and looked forward to Triton’s Holiday Tea and had been in attendance from 1990 through 2019.
Mary Jane is survived by her daughter Susan Fish and her husband Gary, of Salisbury, MA; sister Joan Takesian and her husband Michael of Hobe Sound, FL. 2 granddaughters Rebecca Bibeau and her husband Brian, of Hampton Falls, NH, Jessica Collins and her husband Ryan, of Salisbury, MA, 5 great- grandchildren Sophia, Raelyn, Rylie, Olivia and Brooklyn; 6 cousins, Geraldine Alshabkhoun, of Chicago, IL, Marilyn Scannell, and Barbara Reynolds, both of Chelmsford MA, David Rogers, Maine, JoEllen Fielding, Texas, and predeceased by Karen Young,
Georgetown, niece, Deborah Comick of Hull, MA, nephews Michael Takesian of Plaistow, NH, Greg Takesian of Miami, FL, and David Takesian of Newton, NH, amongst several great nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank Penacook Place in Haverhill, MA for taking such loving care of her and allowing her to shine in the community.
Calling hours will be at the Conte-Giamberardino Funeral Home, 14 Pleasant Street, Thursday Sept. 1st from 4-7pm. Funeral services will be
Friday, Sept. 2, 11:00AM at the Funeral Home. Following the service, burial will be in the South Byfield Cemetery, Warren St., Georgetown. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, https://www.kidney.org/donation
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