Mary C. Vacek


Johnstown – Mary C. Vacek (Sis, Mary Catherine) of Johnstown, NY passed on Friday June 24, 2022, at the age of 92 at St. Mary’s Hospital with her sons by her side.
Born on February 22, 1930, in Amsterdam, NY she was the daughter of the late James J. and Helene Collins Jennings.
Mary lived her entire life in Johnstown. She was a graduate of St Patrick’s School and Johnstown High School Class of ‘47. She married George J. Vacek on June 23, 1951, and they shared 63 years of marriage before George died in 2013.
She held many jobs while raising her sons and beyond. Mary retired in 1990 from Fulton County Department of Social Services. She enjoyed her family, cruises, travel, golf, cross country skiing and was an avid reader. Mary was a communicant of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, St Anthony’s Catholic Church, and Holy Trinity Catholic Church.
In addition to her parents, Mary was predeceased by her brother Joseph N. Jennings.
Mary is survived by her sons Dr. James J. Vacek of Johnstown and Edward P. Vacek (Kathleen) of Newark, Delaware by her brother Thomas A. Jennings, her grandsons Matthew W. Vacek (Lauren E. Kowal) and Gregory J. Vacek of Newark, Delaware, great granddaughter Vaeda E. Vacek of Newark, Delaware, and her nephew Patrick Jennings of Massachusetts.
A graveside service will take place at a later date at St. Anthony’s Cemetery in Johnstown.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Barter & Donnan Funeral Home, 1 N. Melcher Street, Johnstown.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Mary’s name may be made to the charity of your choice.
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By LH Staff

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