Mary Jane Wood, 82, passed away surrounded by her family on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011 at her residence in Belfast. She was born in Staten Island, N.Y. on Aug. 23, 1929 to Charles and Rita (Beech) Wood.

Mary was educated in Notre Dame Academy and college. She lived in New Jersey, raising her children at the shore. Mary Jane did social work for many years before retiring to Maine in 1977. She enjoyed her life and her home in Maine and wanted to be here more than anywhere. Mary Jane was an avid reader, writer and collector, and was a fascinating woman.

She was predeceased by her parents, and a granddaughter, Jasmine Jackson.

Survivors include her children, Timothy James Michaelin of Port Richey, Fla., Meg Kathleen Jackson of Swanville and Charlene Barnes of Maine; siblings Jack Wood of New Hampshire and Michelle Hatten of New York; grandchildren, James J. Michaelin, Laura Leigh Michaelin, Tommy Barnes; great-granddaughter, Jordan Michaelin; nieces and nephews, Patty Wood Moore, Jeff Wood and John Wood.

Private services will be held for the family. Arrangements are under the care of Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Ave., Belfast. Online condolences may be offered at: ripostafh.com.