Mary Jane Rabideau (Snell)



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Greece: passed away peacefully on August 2, 2014. She was born in Rochester on March 29, 1927 to Mary Margaret (Hassett} Snell and Herbert Snell. She was a graduate of John Marshall High School and the Rochester Business Institute. She worked in the secretarial capacity at General Railway Signal and Eastman Kodak Company. On October 25, 1955 Mary Jane wed Alfred Rabideau of Plattsburgh, N.Y. at Sacred Heart Cathedral, a blessed union that lasted 37 years until Alfred’s passing in 1992. Mary Jane was a devoted mother who enjoyed all family gatherings, especially summer vacations with her children and grandchildren. She was also a dedicated volunteer for Hospice and St. Ann’s Home for many years. Mary Jane is survived by sons; Alan J. (Rebecca) Rabideau of Buffalo, Gary M. (Jill) Rabideau of Natick, MA., and daughter Anne M. (Michael) Hennessy of Sherrill, NY; grandchildren, Carol and Joseph Hennessy, Bryce and Alicia Rabideau and Genevieve Rabideau; brothers, Paul (Donna) Snell and Richard Snell; sisters-in-law, Gloria Snell and Jeanette Reeves; brother-in-law, James Alessi; many cherished nieces and nephews. Mary Jane was pre-deceased by brothers, Walter and Raymond; sister, Arlene; sisters-in-laws, Dorothy and Jean. Mary Jane’s Memorial Mass will be celebrated Thursday, August 7th at 11:00AM at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 3003 Dewey Avenue. Interment will be held privately in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Contributions may be made to Visiting Nurse Service Hospice ( For more information and to sign Mary Jane’s guestbook, please visit


  1. Roxeann Newton-Thomas on August 5, 2014 at 12:00 am

    To Mary Janes family and friends, I send my deepest sympathies for your loss of an amazing woman. I have very fond memories of family gatherings and spending time with her. She was always such a kind and caring woman. May God take her into his loving fold and keep her safe there with him until we all meet once again. (I am Dave Snell’s son {Jeffrey’s} Mother)

  2. Gail Perry Johnston on August 6, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Mary Jane must have been a very special person because her son Gary (my brother-in-law) is awesome. I wish comfort to all her loved ones.

  3. Meeson on August 8, 2014 at 12:00 am

    August 05, 2014
    We send our heartfelt sympathy to you all. Aunt Mary Jane was a gracious and classy woman. We have fond memories of her and Uncle Alfred. Our prayers are with you during this sad time. George and Mary Ellen Giroux, Scotia, New York
    George Giroux,
    Scotia,, New York

  4. Mike Scheib on August 8, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. My condolences to you and your family.

  5. Cathy Ellis on August 9, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Dear Gary and family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your extended family at this time. may her memory be for a blessing.
    Cathy Ellis and family

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