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Obituary: Mary Jane Milton

Mary Jane Milton, surrounded by her loving family, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 16, 2013.

Mary Jane is survived by her loving husband Jim, her adoring children Jim, Dennis (Margaret), Dan (Molly), and Sean, and her grandchildren Haley, Jack, Margot, Patrick, Brendan, Rowan, James, Eve, and Jasper. She was supremely dedicated to her family, with whom she showered with great care, love and wisdom.

Mary Jane was raised as the eldest of nine children of Jack and Frances Doran. Her sisters (Kathleen, Patricia, Suzanne, and Eileen) and brothers (John, Dennis, William, and Timothy) had remained an important and enduring presence in her life.

A graduate of St. Mary’s High School in Manhasset, NY, and Manhattanville College, she raised her family in Short Hills, NJ before recently moving Summit, NJ. She also resided part-time in North Palm Beach, FL. Throughout her life she made many friends that she cherished throughout her endeavors.

Mary Jane was very proud of her volunteer work at Overlook Hospital in Summit, NJ.  She was also a long-time member, and Chairperson, of the Millburn-Short Hills Recreation Commission, and enjoyed her participation in the Junior League of the Oranges and Short Hills.

Family and friends are invited to pay their respects at The Jacob A. Holle Funeral Home, 2122 Millburn Avenue, Maplewood on Wednesday from 7 to 9 pm and Thursday from 2 to 4 pm and 7 to 9 pm. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Rose of Lima R.C. Church, 50 Short Hills Ave., Short Hills on Friday, Sept. 20th at 10 am. Interment St. Rose of Lima Cemetery, Short Hills.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to support ovarian and peritoneal cancer research at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, c/o Jane Weyl, 633 Third Avenue, 28th floor, New York, NY 10017. For more information or to send condolences please visit


Negotiations are currently underway between the Village of Farmingdale and members of the local CSEA labor union. After a closed door executive session meeting, on Jan. 6, village trustees met with members of the labor counsel to iron out terms of a new contract proposal, which they said will hopefully meet the fancy of union leaders. 


“We have sent our proposals out there,” said Farmingdale Mayor Ralph Ekstrand, “we are just waiting for the CSEA membership to approve it.”

A new Child Care Centerfor children ages eight weeks through Pre-K—opened at Farmingdale State College this week, which will be open to the community and the college campus. 


“The College owes a great deal of thanks to everyone involved in this project,” said Farmingdale State College President Hubert Keen. “This center provides a safe and nurturing environment for the children of our students, faculty and staff.

Especially for our students, the availability of quality child care can determine whether or not they are able to complete their education.”


On Saturday, November 9, the MHS Girls Swim Team competed in the Nassau County Team Championships. After a strong preliminary performance on Friday, the girls had their sights set on swimming even faster on Saturday at the finals. On Friday, Manhasset qualified 14 individual swims in the top 10 and all three relays. The team also had an additional 7 swims in the consolation finals (places 11-20). On Saturday, the top 20 individuals and relays compete in each event, all finishers scoring points towards their team total.

In the championship’s opening event, the 200 yd. medley relay team from Manhasset set the tone for what turned out to be a historic day in Manhasset Girls Swimming. The relay team of Grace Kenlon, Allegra Sodi, Megan Smith and Meredith Johnson finished third and set a new school record time of 1:51.96, also qualifying for the New York State Championships.

Second at Counties, State Quals as Weilep Qualifies for State Meet

The Indians' regular season came to a close recently, but not before the boys locked up several more post-season honors to complete a highly successful campaign that brought an undefeated season as well as Division and Conference Championships. Manhasset headed into the post-season with high aspirations and battled it out with rival Wantagh High School for two weekends in a row—at both the Class Country Championships and the State Qualification race—coming up just short on both occasions, but achieving many milestones along the way.


Champions for Charity

Thursday, December 5

Mens' Club Luncheon

Thursday, December 5

Holiday Tree Lighting

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