mary janenier
Nier, Mary Jane RN Greece: Thursday July 21, 2011 at age 86. Mary Jane was born in Rochester, NY on February 25, 1925. Survived by her children, Michael (Patricia) Nier, Mary Kay (Carl) Della Vella, Peter (Karen) Nier, Tricia Nier, James (Lorraine) Nier and George (Sandy) Nier III; a niece, Angela (Robert) Stevens; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren and many dear friends. Mary Jane attended Our Lady of Good Council Elementary School and Nazareth Academy High School. She received a Nursing Degree from St. Mary's Hospital School of Nursing and served as a RN at St. Mary's and Rochester General Hospitals and for many years as the school nurse at the former Britton Road Middle School and the former Cardinal Mooney High School. She was predeceased by he first husband, James M. Higgins in 1956 and her second husband, George J. Nier Jr. Esq. in 1998; her parents, Joseph 'Emmett' Allen & Esther (Cheshire) Allen; and her brother, Joseph Allen. Friends are invited to attend her Memorial Service, Friday July 29, 2011 at 11 o'clock in the chapel of Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home, 1075 Long Pond Road. No prior calling hours. Interment in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, friends wishing may make contributions to the Association for the Blind (ABVI), 422 S. Clinton Avenue, Rochester, NY 14620 or to the School of the Holy Childhood, 100 Groton Parkway, Rochester, NY 14623 in her memory.

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  1. Deepest condolences to Michael and your entire family on your mother’s passing. You’re in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. From the first day I met you, you have always impressed me with your love for your family. You were one tough cookie! May God grant you peace and welcome you with open arms. Keep an eye on all of us down here. I love you. Kiss.

  3. Jim and Family,
    So sorry for your loss. Work prevents me from attending the srrvice on Friday, but I just wanted you to know that your mom was always special to me. I never knew that your mother and my mother, who was a nurse at St. Marys, had a plan for me when I used to fake an illness at school. You mom would tell me to lie down, and 15 minutes later she would tell me that if I wasn’t feeling any better, she would call my father at work to come get me. Another miraculous cure by ‘ Mrs. Nier’!! To this day I wonder how many parents phone numbers she had for all those years.

    But when I was really sick, she could tell right away, and would always call my mother, at home or at work. She is still thought of, and spoken of with great regard and warmth, in our circle of old friends to this day. Again, my deepest sympathy. Dan

  4. Jim and Lorraine
    We were saddened to hear of the loss of Jim’s Mom.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you today.

    Lou II

  5. Knowing and working with Mary Jane will always be a treasured memory.

    As a co-worker at Britton Rd School and as a neighbor and friend, she will be remembered for her kind and caring ways. Her office was always a safe haven for students. She touched many lives.

    My thoughts and prayers are with Mary Jane’s Family.

    Judy Torch Bray
    jladybray@aol.com

  6. Mary Jane gave her children a feeling of trust and stability. She was the one they could count on for the things that mattered most. Mary Jane you will always be remembered.

  7. The many pool days at the Niers along with the family fun especially during blizzards will always remain strong in my heart. I was upstate last week and wondering about her while sharing good time memories with friends in the Rochester area. Bless you Mary Jane and all your family. Helen LiFeber-Rosener

  8. To the Nier Family, I’m so sorry for your loss. May the peace which comes from the memories of love shared, comfort you now and in the days ahead.
    You’re in my thoughts and prayer.

  9. To: The Nier Family, My deepest sympathy goes out to you for your loss.
    When I think of Mary Jane I think of a wonderful mother, caring and giving, with a great sense of humor.
    I also think about her high admiration for change, her hospitality and her laugh. She had a great laugh. She also had a great style.
    God Bless you Mary Jane.

  10. You gave us reason, you gave us inspiration, you showed us love. And through that I have learned Respect. I respect you the Most Grandma, I love you and will miss you always. Please say hi to everyone up there and tell them I think of them all the time.
    Shawn Christopher Nier

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