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Mary Jane Lawrence

December 3, 2015
Lake Placid News

Mary Jane Lawrence, 71, of 260 Mill Pond Drive, Lake Placid, passed away Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015, at the Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital in Plattsburgh.

She was born in Lake Placid on March 26, 1944, the daughter of Clarence and Violet (Bruce) Hare. In 1970, Mary Jane married Phillip Lawrence, and she and Phillip made their home in Lake Placid.

She independently ran and operated the popular Lake Placid Drugs luncheonette for many years. She also worked as a certified nurse's assistant at Uihlein Mercy Center. She retired in 2005 as manager of Fanfare Gift Store to spend more time with family and friends.

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She is survived by a daughter, Julie Henderson of Lake Placid; two sons: Jody Charland and his wife Terri of Bluffton, South Carolina, and Bryan Lawrence of Scotia; two sisters: Joyce Planty and her husband Leon, and Judy Bova; three brothers: Tom and his wife Gloria Hare, George and his wife Donna Hare, and Richard Hare; four grandchildren: Joshua Henderson, Ryan Charland, Shawna and her husband Brian Conley, and Devyn Lawrence; one great-grandchild, Zoe Conley; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband Phillip Lawrence and by two brothers, Bruce Hare and Clarence "Bud" Hare, and two sisters, Betty Levitt and Connie Bola.

Calling hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2 at M.B. Clark Inc. Funeral Home, 2310 Saranac Ave., Lake Placid. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 3 at the funeral home. The Rev. Kenneth Mihill will officiate. Burial will follow at the North Elba Cemetery, Lake Placid.

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