Peaceful 06

Mary Jane Morris

June 6, 1937 ~ January 9, 2024 (age 86) 86 Years Old

Mary Jane Morris Obituary

Canandaigua - Mary Jane (Knopf) Morris, age 86, passed away peacefully, on Wednesday, January 9, 2024, with her family by her side.

She was the daughter of the late Francis Adrian Knopf and Mildred Knopf. She grew up in Canandaigua, NY. She is survived by five children, Helen Saxby (Brian Weigert), Thomas (Linda) Morris, Sean (Tabitha) Morris, Kathleen Wethington, Martin (Brenda) Morris; eleven grandchildren, Ethan Saxby, Alexander (Michelle) Saxby, Christopher Morris, Hannah (Matthew) Gebo, Jordan Wethington, Olivia (Ryne Smith) Wethington, Noah Morris, Christy Peck, Joshua (Racheal) Peck, Micheal (Jennifer) Peck, and Heather Peck; brothers, Robert (Sandi) Knopf, Donald (Sandy) Knopf and sister in law, MaryAnne Knopf; several great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her brothers, Frank and Bernard Knopf.

Mary Jane attended a one-room schoolhouse in Canandaigua, NY. She loved to share memories from her childhood on the Cooley Road family farm. After graduating from High School, she attended Nazareth Academy. She studied education and upon obtaining her degree she started her career in teaching. She taught elementary education in the Shortsville Manchester school district for over 40 years. She loved her students and her co-workers. She made lifelong friendships during her time there.

Mary Jane retired from the Shortsville Manchester School District in 1998 and traveled to Ireland which was a lifelong dream of hers. Her retirement years were spent with her family and friends. She loved her bible studies, picnics, cookouts, reading and grandchildren. She was a member of St. Mary's Church and will be missed by all who knew her. Our Janie Girl will be remembered for her kindness, warmth, and sense of humor.

Please join the family at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 16, 2024, at St. Mary's Church, 95 North Main Street, Canandaigua, NY 14424 for Mary Jane's memorial mass.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Blessing Room Food Pantry at 15 Church Street, Saint Bridget's Church Hall, Bloomfield NY 14469.

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March 16, 2024

11:00 AM
St. Mary's Church
95 North Main Street
Canandaigua, NY 14424
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