Mary Jean Kollar

Mary Jean Kollar, 65, of Gloversville, passed away March 28, 2013, at Bringham & Women’s Hospital, Boston. She was born August 14, 1947, in Gloversville, daughter of the late Henry C. and Mary “Betty” Mattison Peters. Mary Jean was educated in Gloversville schools and retired after more than 30 years as an appointment clerk at Lexington Center.

She enjoyed a variety of activities and interests including shopping, craft shows and being an avid quilter. Mary Jean loved the outdoors and frequently went camping. In addition to her family, she especially loved her Jack Russell Terrier, “Jack The Ripper.”

She is survived by husband, Richard J. Torino of Gloversville, daughter Regina A. Siver (Randy) of Gloversville and her son Matthew J. Kollar (Jillian) of Johnstown. Mary Jean is also survived by her sister Brenda Lee Abouarra (Nihad), brothers William H. Peters (Sandy) and Paul R. Peters all of Gloversville, as well as several nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by a brother, James Alan Peters.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at Kobuskie-Konik Funeral Home, 51 Fremont St., Gloversville, with Reverend Dr. R.W. Williams officiating. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 4-7 p.m. Burial will be in Ferndale Cemetery, Johnstown. Expressions of sympathy in her memory may be made to the James Brennan Humane Society, 437 Nine Mile Tree Road, Gloversville, NY 12078.

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