Mary Frances Bourgeois, 79, of Orange passed away Sunday, June 09, at Sabine House in Orange. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 am Wednesday, June 12, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Orange. Officiating will be the Rev. Joseph P. Daleo. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Orange.

Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, with a Rosary at 7:00 p.m., at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Born in Jersey City, NJ.,  on Aug. 6, 1933, Mary was the daughter of Mitchell Valley and Mary Kavanagh Valley. After serving in the United States Marine Corp, Mary worked at Orange Memorial Hospital for 30 years. While working at the hospital she developed such close relationships with her co-workers that they were like her family. Mary was also a member of St. Mary Catholic Church for 40 years and participated in their choir and St. Mary Singles’ Group.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and husband, and is survived by her daughters, Patricia Bourgeois of Orange, Linda Bourgeois Morvant and husband, Larry of Orange; sons, James Bourgeois and wife, Jean of LaPort, Lawrence “Larry” Bourgeois and wife, Brenda of Orange, Martin Bourgeois and wife, Teresa of Lumberton; seven grandchildren; brothers, Larry Valley, Eugene Valley, Bernard Valley; and sister Carolyn Burns.


Serving as pallbearers will be Larry Morvant, Justin Morvant, James Bourgeois, Lawrence “Larry” Bourgeois, and Martin Bourgeois.