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Mary Ann (Doherty) Jordan

October 25, 1923 ~ April 29, 2018 (age 94)

Mary Ann (Doherty) Jordan, 94, of Loudonville, NY, passed away peacefully on April 29, 2018. Born October 25, 1923 in Clonmany, County Donegal, Ireland to the late Neal and Mary (Kearny) Doherty.

Mary Ann was a woman of beauty and class who loved her family deeply. While in Ireland she studied to become a master seamstress. Her talent allowed her to replicate designer dresses. She had an eye for fashion and was flawless in her work. It was over in Ireland she also met the love of her life, William Charles. She met her handsome marine who served as the president’s guard while stationed in Londonderry, Ireland. The two wed in Ireland and came to America in 1945. Upon arrival in New York City, Mary Ann was voted most beautiful Irish bride. She stayed vested to her home country supporting the Irish Northern Aid and joined the Hibernian Hall of Albany, NY in the late 1960’s. She served as the Grand Marshall multiple times in the St. Patrick’s Day parade in Albany, NY. As matriarch of the family; she was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who left behind years of wonderful memories and stories to share for generations to come.

Mary Ann is survived by her son William E. Jordan Sr. and wife Sandra Jordan of East Haddam, CT, her sister Bridget Callan of Glastonbury, CT, brother, Father Edward C. Doherty of Middle Haddam, CT, grandchildren: Candice and William Bowe, Tessa and William E. Jordan Jr, Theresa and Steven Short, Stephanie Jordan, and Michael Jordan, great grandchildren: Kylle and Annalise Jordan, Philip and Kennedy Smith, Lillian and William Bowe, Eva and Lennon Short.

Along with her parents, Mary Ann was predeceased by her beloved William Charles Jordan and her son Philip Jordan.

Family and friends may call on Thursday, May 3 from 3:30 to 5:30pm at the Cromwell Funeral Home, 506 Main Street, Cromwell.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 12 at 10:00 am at Saint Pius Church, 23 Crumitie Road, Loudonville, NY 12211.  Burial will follow in Saint Agnes Cemetery in New York. To share memories or send condolences to the family, please visit


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