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Mary Ellen
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March 5, 1954 – January 20, 2019

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Obituary for Mary Ellen Jackson (Mangan)

AKWESASNE – Mary Ellen Jackson, 64, of 18 Jackson Road, passed away early Sunday morning, January 20, 2019 at Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center.

Mary Ellen was born March 5, 1954 in Syracuse, the daughter of the late Edward and Julia (Oakes) Mangan. She attended schools in Syracuse and was a graduate of Central Tech in Syracuse. On January 22, 1977, she married Michael L. Jackson in Bombay.

Mary Ellen worked for time in Syracuse before moving to Akwesasne, where she worked as a housekeeper at Iakhihsohtha and in the laundry department at the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino. She also did private daycare in her home for many years. She was a member of the St. Regis Mohawk Senior Citizens and the Akwesasne Death Benefits. Mary Ellen enjoyed playing bingo, cards, watching bands, dancing, and watching her grandchildren play sports.

Mary Ellen is survived by her children, Jennifer and Frank Laughing of Akwesasne; Joanna Jackson and David Billings of Akwesasne; her grandchildren, Gracie, Mylynn, Frankie, and Jaxx Laughing and Wari, Ethan, and Beau Jackson and her foster daugther, Julie LaDue (Kyle Terrance) and her children, Aleah, Blaine, Kaprice, and Karmen. She is also survived by her sisters, Beverly, Rita, Rose, Helen, and Penny (Andrew), all of Syracuse; her brothers, Mike Oakes, Charlie, Ed (Susan), and John Mangan of Syracuse and Joe Mangan of Tupper Lake; many nieces and nephews including two nieces that were close to her heart, Kara and Jay Williams and Michelle Priola and her children, Antonio and Jacobie.

She is also survived by her husband’s family, Sarah Mitchell, Marilyn and Mike Tarbell, Liz Sunday, Linda and Doreen, and family friend, Angie Sunday.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a brother, Richard Oakes.

Friends may call at the Akwesasne Homemakers starting Wednesday 2:00 PM until 9:30 AM Friday. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday 10:30 AM at St. Regis Catholic Church with Rev. Jerome Pastores, officiating. Burial will be in the spring in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be her nieces, Janelle, Jodi, Lori, Deanne, Corleen, and Charlene.

Memorial contributions may be in her memory to St. Regis Mohawk Senior Citizens or the St. Regis Catholic Church.

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When Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 2:00pm
Akwesasne Homemakers
1126 River Road
Akwesasne, QC H0M 1A1
Additional Information Resting at the Homemaker from 2PM Wednesday until 9:30 AM Friday.

Service Information

Friday, January 25th, 2019 10:30am
Rev. Jerome Pastores
St. Regis Catholic Church
107 Angus Thomas Memorial Road
Akwesasne, QC H0M 1A0

Interment Information

St. Joseph's Cemetery
St. Regis Road
Hogansburg, NY 13655