Mary Jane Carney died on December 13, 2020 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, at 81 years old. She was born on November 4, 1939, in Silver Spring, Maryland, to parents Frances High Cannon and Thomas A. Cannon III. Mary Jane is survived by her three children, Mary Frances (McGuiness), Stephen, and Michael.
Mary Jane graduated from high school at The Academy of the Holy Names in 1957 and from college at Marymount College in Tarrytown, New York in 1961. She and her husband, Steve, married on June 12, 1965, in Washington, D.C. and were married for 54 years.
Mary Jane and Steve lived in Albany, New York for over 25 years. Steve practiced Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery there, and Mary Jane ran the medical office while raising their three children. Upon Steve’s retirement, Mary Jane and Steve moved to Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, where they enjoyed frequent visits from their children and the full-time presence of many old and new friends. Mary Jane was both an avid golfer and bridge player. She loved everything about Christmas and birthdays and was famous and loved for the many parties she hosted and for her cooking and baking.
Mary Jane was predeceased by her mother, father, and brother, Thomas A. Cannon IV, and her husband, Stephen Emmet Carney. She will be well remembered and cherished by her three children and their spouses, Mary Frances and John, Stephen and Kerry, and Michael and Chris, as well as by her three grandchildren, Lucy, Eloise, and Isla.
The funeral mass will be held at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. In consideration of the rising cases of COVID-19, the family is requesting that only immediate family attend the service.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.