Mary Jo “Dennis” Rave

Mary Jo “Dennis” Rave age 67 years, of Fonda, passed away January 30, 2018, with her loving family by her side at the St. Mary’s Hospital. She was born in Amsterdam on December 14, 1950, and is the daughter of the late Joseph J. and Mary (Robinson) Ault.

Mary Jo is survived by her companion, David F. Kruger of Fonda; and a daughter, Carol J. (Jerry Jackson) Weatherwax of Erwin NC; three brothers, Joseph R. Ault of Opelika, Alabama, James P. (Cathy) Ault of Fultonville, and Bob A. (Darlene) Ault of Broadalbin. She is also survived by her loving grandchildren, Dallas (Madison) Wolfkiel, Autumn Scott, Mark and Giada Weatherwax.

During her lifetime Mary Jo was a lifelong resident of Fonda. She graduated in 1968 from Fonda-Fultonville High School and in 2002 she received her Associate’s of Social Sciences at FMCC. She was employed for 27 years as an addiction therapist for St. Mary’s Hospital in Amsterdam, retiring in 2015. Mary Jo was also an owner-operator for Dennie’s Doggie Treats in Fonda. She was also a member of the Sew Busy Quilt Guild in Gloversville, and a member of the Fultonville Reformed Church. Some of the things Mary Jo enjoyed doing in her spare time were quilting, sewing, knitting and crocheting.

Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Betz, Rossi & Bellinger Family Funeral Home, 171 Guy Park Avenue, Amsterdam, NY 12010 on Friday, February 2, 2018, from 6 to 7 p.m. with a celebration of her life to follow at 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mary Jo’s memory may be made to Haven of Hope, c/o Fonda Reformed Church, 19-21 Broadway Street, Fonda NY 12068.

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