Mary Ann Dandurand
30 March, 1928 – 2 November, 2020
Mary Ann Dandurand, nee (Glusac)92, life long resident of Thornton passed away on November 1
She was born March 30, 1928 in the little house at 113 Blackstone St.
The daughter of Jennie and Mike Glusac. She married Marvin Dandurand November 15, 1947. He preceded her in death on December 9, 2007.
MaryAnn was a devoted wife and mother. She loved to travel with Marvin after he retired from the railroad in 1989. She was an avid reader and liked to do crossword puzzles. She also did needlework and would crochet beautiful afghans to give as gifts to friends and family.
She is survived by her six children. Tom (Angie) Dandurand, Gerry (Sue) Dandurand, Sue (Bob) Benson, Theresa (John) Dyke , Cathy (Charlie) Harth, and Jennie (Bob) Murray. Her 14 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.
Due to Covid restrictions a celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers a donation to Ingalls hospice would be appreciated. They provided outstanding, passionate care for the past 4years. We also have to thank her two full time caregivers Claudia and Tangela, who became more like family than caregivers. Without their love and compassion we would not have been able to keep mom in her home.
Mary Ann Dandurand
December 6, 2020
I am so sorry. Please accept my deepest sympathy.
I remember, fondly, visiting with Mary Ann and her mother, Jennie, many years ago. Two beautiful women. Eternal Rest.
December 5, 2020
Your mom used to shuffle us girls all
Over the place. If I remember correctly the cars name was Freida, a green dart with tan interior. We always wondered how she didn’t ever drive her car off the road as she was always moving her hands around the steering wheel. I remember her working for Fentons, she was one of the best moms ever. always made things fun and always had something good cooking that made the house smell so comforting.
My most favorite memory was feeling safe in that huge house on Water Street. The fire place was my fondest memory. Mrs. Dandurand knew the value of a friendship... Even in the past 10 years while visiting, April, Jennie and I went to Aurelios and laughed till we cried. When it was time to pay our tan, you guessed it..... Maryann had given Jennie money and our evening of memories was her treat. I will never forget the love that Marv and Maryann had for each other. He used to make her so angry, and then get her to smile that sweet smile of hers. And the way she would call out “Marvin!” You will be missed Mrs. Dandurand, you are loved, and the memories you ha e so many will stay alive I’m my heart forever.