Mary Jane Collage

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Obituaries | The Tube City Almanac | January 02, 2021

Mary Jane Collage, 88, of Ridgeley WV, formerly of Elizabeth Township, PA, passed away on Christmas Eve, Thursday, December 24, 2020 at her home.

Born on August 13, 1932 in McKeesport, PA, she was the daughter of the late Larry and Rose (Ferrante) Cordisco. She also was preceded in death in 2015 by her husband of 55 years, Donald J. Collage, Sr. and a brother, Edward Cordisco of Lincoln, CA.

Mary Jane worked at GC Murphy Co. prior to marrying and later at Dapul Machine Co. in Elizabeth Twp for over 20 years. Her life was dedicated to the care of her husband, children and grandchildren. Mary Jane was known for her Italian pizzelle cookies and her famous meatballs.

She is survived by sons, Richard Dean Collage and wife Jean of Elizabeth Twp., Donald Jean Collage, Jr. and wife Cheryl  of Ridgeley, WV, and Denis Larry Collage of Fort Lauderdale, FL; a daughter, Kimberly Joan Collage of Pittsburgh; grandchildren, Jeffrey, Stephen, Richard, Rachel, Karalee, Kaelin, and Kelli; great-grandson, Quinten; sisters Joan Simko of South Carolina and Agnes Cordisco of McKeesport; niece and goddaughter Diane Montanti of Irwin, PA;  nephews and cousins.

A Celebration of Life will be planned at a later date.

The Smith Funeral Home and Crematory, Keyser, WV, is in charge of the arrangements.

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Originally published January 02, 2021.

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