Mary Jane Brady Sheridan

Mary Jane Brady Sheridan of Clarks Summit, formerly Lincoln, Delaware, passed away peacefully on Sunday after a courageous battle with cancer. She was preceded in death by her husband of 32 years,  Gerard.

Born in Scranton, daughter of the late Hon. James F. and Margaret Sweeney Brady, she was a graduate of Marywood College, where she received both a Bachelor of Arts degree and a master’s degree in education.

Mary Jane served as a teacher in diocesan schools in several areas including New Rochelle, New York and LaPlata, Maryland. After leaving the education community, she worked for more than 20 years in human resources and office management in the Philadelphia legal community.  She was the Assistant Administrator at Krusen Evans and Byrne.  Later, she became director of Staff Recruitment at Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP prior to her retirement.

She is survived by her sisters, Sheila Morgan and husband, Bob, Marlton, New Jersey; Patricia Lynett and husband, George, Scranton; and Sharon LaBelle and husband, Paul, Clarks Summit. She is also survived by her sisters-in-law, Patricia Larkin, Clarks Summit; and Mary Kathryne Williamson, and husband, Hon. Francis R., Hummelstown; as well as many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.

A loving wife, devoted sister, caring aunt and treasured friend, Mary Jane will be deeply missed by all who knew her. Her genuine interest and concern for others, as well as her sense of humor and guidance will be sorely missed.

The family sincerely thanks the dedicated nurses from Celtic Hospice as well as the wonderful staff at Clarks Summit Senior Living for their unending support and care during this difficult time. A special thank you to Mariah Griffin for her love toward Mary Jane.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 10a.m. at St. Paul’s Church, 1510 Penn Ave., Scranton.

Friends may call Thursday 4 to 7p.m. at the Vanston & James Funeral Home, 1401 Ash St., Scranton.

All wishing to attend the mass are kindly asked to proceed directly to the church. Interment, Cathedral Cemetery, Scranton.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Judi H Rock On fund, which benefits the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute, 334 Jefferson Ave., Scranton.

For directions, to share a memory or to leave an online condolence please visit www.vanstonandjames.com.

4 Comments

  1. Beatrice & Albert Linus

    Your gentle smile, Your caring ways, Your courageous spirit in meeting the challenges you faced is a testament to your loyalty to one and all who touched your life. Most of all we both will treasure your friendship until we meet again in paradise.

    With Love
    Bea & AL Linus
    Ottawa, CANADA

  2. Bob & Linda Kennett

    We had the pleasure of being neighbors to Mary Jane for the last ten years in Lincoln, DE. She was a great neighbor, an unforgetable friend, she took care of our neighborhood in the most “neighborly way”. She was there for anyone who needed her. She had such a great sense of humor and hosted many parties and that is how many of us in the neighborhood got to know each other. She not only cared for the people but the dogs in the neighborhood also. We were so fortunate that her and her husband took care of our Sadie girl (dog) everytime we needed them. We loved her and will miss her greatly. She was a very special person, with a very loving family.

  3. Tina Hogan

    I met Jane when I began working at Drinker and I was at once struck by what a genuine and warm person she was. My thoughts and prayers go to her family members and all who will miss her. I know I certainly will.

  4. Elaine Ticker

    I also met Jane at Drinker Biddle & Reath. She was a wonderful person and truly cared about the staff. She will be missed. Please be assured of my prayers for all of you.

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