Obituary: Mary Maranto Jones

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BOSSIER CITY – Join the family of Mary Maranto Jones for a celebration of her rich 96 years of life on Wednesday, December 2, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. Monsignor Earl Provenza will officiate at Hill Crest, 601 Hwy. 80 East, Haughton, LA. Interment, also at Hill Crest, will follow the service.

Visitation will be held at Hill Crest (Haughton) on Tuesday, December 1, 2015, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. At 6:30 p.m. her four remaining siblings, Josephine Maranto Miller, Angie Maranto D’Anna, Dorothy Maranto Brocato and Joe Maranto, will lead us in a Rosary.

She was born January 18, 1919, in Alexandria, LA to Joe Maranto and Mary Provenza, both of Cefalu, Sicily. When Mary was about 6 months old the family moved to Bossier City. She graduated from Bossier High School in 1937.

Mary was married August 6, 1941, to John Fielding Jones, a career Air Force Airman. During their 19 year marriage they lived in Florida, Weisbaden Germany, Mississippi and Ft. Campbell, KY before returning to Bossier City.

She was a charter member of Christ the King Catholic Church and active in Catholic Daughters and the Immaculate Conception Society. Mary retired from AAFES and had a second career as a cashier at Brocato’s Restaurant.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John F. Jones; her parents; her brother Tony; and sisters, Stella, Tena and Rosina.

She is survived by her daughter, Mary-Anne Jones Fay (Daniel); grandsons, Shawn P. Fay (Tracy) and Ryan T. Fay. Also, her aforementioned siblings and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers are Carl Costanza, Shawn Fay, Ryan Fay, Alex Gras, Mark Maranto and Rick Namie. Honorary pallbearers are Josiah Namie, Sammie Pedro, David Serra and Paul Tuminello.

We extend a special thanks to the entire staff at The Bloom (Bossier City) especially Charlotte and to St. Josephs Hospice and her loving nurse, Leslie.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Hospital, Holy Angels or the charity of your choice .

My Mother and our MeeMaw was a strong, kind and loving woman. She enjoyed her friends, family, traveling, classic country music and her 2 grandsons that she always referred to as “her heart”.

Mom loved to cook and hosted many meals in her home for both family and friends. She was the “go to” lady when you wanted a dessert. Some favorites were her caramel and custard pies and coconut cake.

We will carry you in our hearts and rejoice knowing you are with our Lord and Savior.

Rest in peace. We love you and you will not be forgotten.

You may offer condolences by visiting www.hillcrestmemorialfh.com.