Mary Stamatelaky

Published 2:24 pm Tuesday, October 6, 2020

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Mary Aline Jenkins Fucich Stamatelaky, 80 of Franklinton, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, with loving family by her side.

She was born to the late Wilson and Georgia Mae Jenkins on Aug. 27, 1940, in Bogalusa. Mary Aline graduated from Enon High School in 1958. She started her career at age 18 with the Louisiana State Police, after working with various State Agencies, her administrative skills took her to the Apollo Space program. She retired in 1993 as Special Agent in Charge with the U.S. Government.

In 1961, she married the late Jefferson Y. Fucich, and together they had two children — a daughter, Tammy Rachelle Fucich, and a son, Timothy Y. Fucich. In 1984, she married the late Alexander Stamatelaky, with whom she traveled the world with for more than 30 years.

Mary Aline is survived by her daughter, Tammy (Donnie) Adams of Franklinton; son, Timothy Fucich of Bogalusa; her grandchildren, Shawn (Trish) Glover of Ponchatoula, Shane (Marie) Glover of Covington, Brennan Fucich of Bogalusa and Bailea Fucich of Watson; and a great-grandson, Kent O’Neal. Survivors also include sisters, Shirley (Randy) Magee and Peggy (Larry) Hyatt; sisters-in-law, Janice Jenkins and Girt Jenkins; and a host of loving nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her brothers, Fred Jenkins and Fenwick (Babe) Jenkins; sister, Pauline Alder; and brother-in-law, Charles M. Alder.

The family extends their gratitude to Nettie Tate, Southeast Louisiana Home Health, & Compassus Hospice of Mandeville for the gentle, loving care she received during her illness.

Services celebrating her life were held at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home in Bogalusa on Wednesday, Oct. 7. Visitation began at 10 a.m. and continue until funeral service begins at 2 p.m. Interment to follow at Magee Cemetery.