Mary Jane Thompson, 96, Carthage

CARTHAGE, NY — Mary Jane Thompson, 96, of the Jackson II. Road, died peacefully on Monday, Oct. 31, 2022, under the care of her loving family and Jefferson County Hospice.  

Born Oct. 23, 1926, in Deferiet, NY, the daughter of the late Wilfred & Mary (Soyak) Deion, she graduated in 1943 from Carthage High School. 

She married Francis E. Thompson on May 17, 1947.

Mary Jane co-owned the Pit Stop and Nip Bite Sub Shop with her husband and she was a cashier at the West Carthage Elementary School.

She is survived by her children, Matt (Mary) Thompson, Carthage; Alan Thompson, Navarre, Florida; Timon Thompson, Portland Oregon, and Trina (Tom) Berrus, Castorland, NY; a sister-in-law, Sue Ellen Deion, Black River.

She was predeceased by her parents, her husband, Francis, Mr. Thompson died on March 10, 1996, a brother Wilfred Deion and a son, Kirk Thompson.

Mary Jane enjoyed spending time with her family, reading, and gardening.

In keeping with her family’s wishes, there will be no formal services. Burial will be held privately by her family.

Donations in her memory can be made to Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham St., Watertown, NY 13601.

The family is being cared for by Lundy Funeral Home & Cremation Service Inc. 500 State St., Carthage, NY.

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