Mary Jane Patriquen Shelley
PATRIQUEN SHELLEY, MARY JANE – Surrounded by her loving family, the peaceful passing of Mary Jane, 56, daughter of Ann (Callaghan) and the late Mel Patriquen, occurred at the Saint John Regional Hospital on Wednesday, July 25, 2012. In addition to her loving mother, Mary Jane is survived by her devoted husband Mike Shelley and their three cherished daughters, Catie, Casey, and Shannon. Also surviving is her sister Kelly Patriquen and her daughter Karly; nephew Michael D. Patriquen; niece Melana Patriquen; mother-in-law Shirley Shelley (late Lou); step-son Joe Shelley; aunts and uncles including Sr. Nora Kelly, Claire and Art McGuire, Mary Lou and Kevin Smith, Kay Callaghan (late David); and several cousins. Mary Jane was predeceased by her father, Mel Patriquen in 2005; by her brother, Michael R. Patriquen in 2001; and by her grandparents Ronald and Agnes Callaghan and Walter and Jean Patriquen. Mary Jane’s chosen career was Nursing, and she yearned to help as many people as possible with her selfless and compassionate nature. For the past several years, she was employed with the Mental Health Clinic in Saint John and was passionate about psychiatric nursing. Mary Jane’s unlimited and endless love and devotion to her family was unsurpassed. Her family was always her number one priority and in addition to the much-loved family get-togethers, she valued the “special time” spent with each of her beautiful daughters and loving husband. Words cannot adequately express to what extent she will be missed. A heartfelt and sincere thank you to the many doctors involved in Mary Jane’s care and to the entire staff of 5AS for the compassion and kindness shown to our beloved Mary Jane.
Although there will be no visitation, relatives and friends are invited to attend the Mass of Christian Burial, which will be celebrated on Saturday, July 28, 2012 at 11:00 AM from Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Rothesay, NB. In lieu of flowers and in Mary Jane’s memory, the family requests that you kindly consider a donation to “Danielle’s Fundraiser”. Danielle is Mary Jane’s newest and very special friend who, at 23 years of age and from out of town, is undergoing treatment for leukemia at the Saint John Regional Hospital. This incredibly selfless young woman and Mary Jane formed an immediate and special bond and donations to this very worthy cause will assist her family with travel and additional expenses not covered by Medicare. Mary Jane would be elated knowing that she was instrumental in assisting this family. Donations may be made payable to and sent directly to Danielle’s family in care of her Mother: Susan Parker, 15 Leslee Drive, Lincoln, NB E3B 6W7, or may be placed and honoured at Brenan’s Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John, who are in care of the arrangements. Online condolences and remembrances may be placed at www.BrenansFH.com.