MaryAnn Jonaitis

MaryAnn Jonaitis

July 3rd, 1955 June 26th, 2019

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Obituary for MaryAnn Jonaitis

MaryAnn Jonaitis of Tuckahoe, NY died on Wednesday, June 26, 2019.
MaryAnn was born to Helen and Anthony Jonaitis of Trenton, NJ on July 3, 1955. She graduated in 1973 from Pennsbury High School in Yardley, PA and in 1977 from Columbia University in New York, NY where she was the manager of the football team. MaryAnn started her career in as an OB nurse at the George Washington University Hospital and eventually committed her career to working with patients who have diabetes. MaryAnn spent most of her career as a diabetes educator at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, and most recently worked as a care manager with Oscar Health Insurance. MaryAnn continued to pursue her education, earning two Masters Degrees and a Doctorate of Education from Columbia University in 2002.
When she was younger, MaryAnn was a runner and completed multiple Midnight Runs on New Year’s in Central Park. She also enjoyed swimming and cycling, and loved participating in the Musselman Triathlon in Geneva, NY as a member of Team Quigley.
MaryAnn was a Girl Scout Leader for her daughter Laura’s troop, from kindergarten through senior year of high school, as well as an active supporter or her daughter Eileen’s troop. She was a teacher at the Immaculate Conception Parish School of Religion for her son David’s class, and taught the same group of students from First Communion through Confirmation. She was an avid supporter of the Fordham Prep Crew Team and was at every dance recital, piano recital, and soccer game that her children participated. MaryAnn was a social and charismatic person who enjoyed accompanying her husband Steve to community events in Eastchester and Tuckahoe.
MaryAnn Jonaitis is survived by daughters Eileen and Laura, and son David.
She is predeceased by her husband, Stephen, her mother Helen Jonaitis, her father Anthony Jonaitis and brother Phil. She is also survived by her brothers Michael and Jeff, the entire Quigley family, and her devoted friends the Mulders, the Iorios, the McMahons and her JVC family.
Calling hours will be Sunday, June 30 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Westchester Funeral Home Inc., Eastchester. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, July 1 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church at 16th Street and 6th Avenue in New York City. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, the National Dance Institute, the Tuckahoe Public Library, Covenant House NY, and St. Francis Xavier Church. Online condolences can be given at

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  • Visitation

    June 30th, 2019 | 3:00pm - 7:00pm
    Westchester Funeral Home, Inc.
    190 Main Street
    Eastchester, NY
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    June 30th, 2019
    3:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Service

    July 1st, 2019 | 10:30am
    St. Francis Xavier
    46 West 16th Street
    New York, NY
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    July 1st, 2019

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Claire Bruno

Dear Laura, Eileen and David,
Your Mother was a lovely lady and we enjoyed her company whenever we were in her company. It was nice to see her grow up and then become a fellow nurse. We are in-laws of Jeff and loved her entire family. May she be at peace.....our daily prayer will,be for her and all of you...
Claire and Jim Bruno
Comment | Posted at 06:38pm via Condolence

kristin larkin loGerfo

I am so sorry . Mary Anne was a vibrant young woman when I knew her from St Paul's in NYC many years ago . This obituary is a beautiful testament to her life . May she rest in peace . I will keep MaryAnne and her family in my prayers . love , kristin Larkin LoGerfo
Comment | Posted at 06:47pm via Condolence

deborah kelly

Dear Laura, Eileen, and David . I am so very very sorry for your loss. The obituary is a beautiful tribute to your Mom. She was an extraordinaly woman. My condolences to you and the entire family. With deepest sympathy Deb Kelly
Comment | Posted at 01:23am via Condolence

Lea Anastasio

Laura, Eileen & David, My heart goes out to you. The one sunny spot in all of this is that your Mom is being greeted by your Dad in Heaven and now both are looking down on you, guiding your way. God bless. Lea Anastasio
Comment | Posted at 10:15am via Condolence

April Jay

Dear Jeffrey & Michael,
We are so sorry for the loss of your sister. May your memory of her be a blessing.
Comment | Posted at 04:48pm via Condolence

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