She was born on June 15, 1925 in Glens Falls.
In 1946, she married her beloved husband Kenneth Mingo, in New York City. He died on Aug. 16, 2004, after 58 years of wedded bliss.
Mary Jane was an entrepreneur, owning a successful restaurant as well as dealing in antiques. She was an avid history buff, who loved to research American Indian culture. Her favorite pastime was listening to the news as she enjoyed keeping up with current events.
In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her brothers, sisters and her grandson Jeffrey.
She is survived by her daughter Jacqueline Ruff of Ballston Spa, her son Kenneth Mingo of Ballston Spa, four grandchildren, Joseph Ruff and his wife Tammy, Chrystal Emery and her husband Fred, Mary Lou Jackson and her husband Jeffery, Kenneth L. Ruff and his wife Sophie, sixteen grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren, her sisters Ida Mae and Bertha Towns, her brother Harold Harris and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
At the request of the family, there will be no public services.
Burial will take place in the spring.
Memorial donations may be made to the Charles R. Wood Cancer Center c/o Glens Falls Hospital, 100 Park Street, Glens Falls, NY.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main St., Hudson Falls