Mary Elizabeth (nee Daoust) Deal, 95, of Lewiston, NY, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Our Lady of Peace Care Residence surrounded by her family. She was born on January 28, 1919, in Ilion, NY, the daughter of the late Raymond E. and Elizabeth J. (Bilson) Daoust.
Mrs. Deal was a lifelong resident of Niagara Falls after moving here at infancy. She attended local schools and graduated from Niagara Falls High School. Mary was a longtime, very active member and volunteer at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church where she was a past president of the Altar and Rosary Society, Carmelite Senior Citizens, Mt. Carmel Senior Citizens, Our Lady of the Rosary Senior Citizens, and St. Stan's Senior Citizens.
Mary was an excellent cook who enjoyed preparing special dishes for her family and for members of the Mt. Carmel Church community. She also enjoyed visiting with her friends while attending activities at the John Duke Senior Center where she helped to organize the daily euchre league games. She will always keep a special place in her heart for her best friend Elsie Golanka and her family. They enjoyed many wonderful trips to Atlantic City together.
Mrs. Deal was predeceased by her husband, R. Kenneth Deal, who died on March 21, 1989. She is survived by her children, Kenneth R. (Barbara) Deal of St. Joseph-du-Moiue, Nova Scotia and Barry W. (Susan) Deal of Lewiston, NY; six grandchildren, Lori (Adam) Burns, Kent Deal, W. Jacob (Maura) Deal, Molly Deal, John (Andrea) Deal, and Barbara Deal; also six great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was the sister of the late Doris (William J.) Barrett, Donald (Ann), Bernard (Helen), and Raymond (Doris) Daoust.
The family will be present on Thursday from 3-7 PM at the RHONEY FUNERAL HOME, 1124 Ontario Ave., Niagara Falls, NY. Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Friday at 12:30 PM at Holy Family of Jesus, Mary & Joseph, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Site, 27th Street and Independence Avenue, Niagara Falls, NY with the Rev. Duane Klizek officiating. Memorials may be made in her name to Our Lady of Peace Nursing Residence. Interment in the Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lewiston, NY.
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