MaryAnn (Dock) Salisbury

By Orleans Hub Posted 10 June 2024 at 9:47 am

MaryAnn (Dock) Salisbury, 85, passed away peacefully at the Martin Linsin Residence on May 28, 2024.

She was born September 9, 1938 to Reno and Ella Dock in Detroit, Michigan. The family relocated to Albion in 1941. MaryAnn graduated from Albion High School in 1955, and attended the University of Rochester, graduating in 1959 with a Bachelor of Science degree, and her RN license. She married Donald Salisbury in 1960. MaryAnn worked at the former Arnold Gregory Memorial Hospital in Albion, and as the facility nurse at Owens Illinois in Brockport before returning to Arnold Gregory. In 1971, she became the Assistant Director of Nursing at the Orleans County nursing home. In 1984, MaryAnn began working at Orleans County Mental Health as the Director of Friendship House, a treatment program for individuals with chronic mental illness. She retired from the County in 1985, and took a part-time position as an administrative assistant at Genesee Orleans Ministry of Concern, while also working as a private care nurse.

MaryAnn was dedicated to the community, and volunteered for decades. She served on the Board of Directors for the former Little People’s Center, Head Start, and Community Action. She coordinated the volunteer scheduling for the annual Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign for many years, and volunteered as a bell ringer for that program, as well as volunteering for Hospice.

MaryAnn was predeceased by both of her parents, her husband, Donald, and special friend, George Lang.

She is survived by her children: Sean (Janet) Salisbury of Poughkeepsie, Jamie Salisbury of Albion, and Jed (Shayna) Salisbury of Rochester, as well as her 4 grandchildren: Annabella (Kyle Davey) Salisbury of Hamburg, Caitlin ( Erich Pflegl) Salisbury of Albion, Brendan Salisbury of Boston, and Jonathan Salisbury of New York City.

Calling hours and a celebration of MaryAnn’s life will be held at Christopher Mitchell Funeral Home 21 West Ave. Albion, NY 14411 on June 21st starting at 2pm until 4pm with her celebration of life service held at 4pm.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in honor of MaryAnn to Community Action of Orleans and Genesee, or Hospice of Orleans.

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