April 6, 1931 ~ May 4, 2022

Born in: Nyack, New York
Resided in: Bryan, Texas

Mary Ann, 91, of Bryan, passed away on Wednesday, May 4, 2022, in her home. Family service will begin at 5pm, Thursday, May 12, 2022, officiated by Rev. Msgr. John McCaffrey, at the family home in Bryan. Cremation services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers, Bryan-College Station.

MaryAnn was born on April 6, 1931, in Nyack New York to Albert and Dorthy Benson Shea. Mary Ann graduated from Pearl River High School – 5th in class. Mary Ann married her high-school sweetheart, John W. Antoine June 6, 1954, in their hometown in New York. In 1960, they moved to Bryan Texas. Although quickly taking to the A&M traditions, she remained a true New Yorker at heart.

Mary Ann was an avid golfer racking up an impressive three hole in one’s! She was quick to remind you of her skill for reading the green. Playing with the same group of ladies every Wednesday for 30 plus years where they were members of Briar Crest Country Club. She was a proud member of Saint Mary’s Catholic Church and made her families faith a priority. She enjoyed jazz music, dancing and playing Bridge. Mary Ann retired from Texas A&M after 25 years with the department of international admissions.

Her parents; her husband, John W. Antoine; her sisters, Dorothy and husband Jim Bromm, and Geraldine Shea; all precede her in death.

She is survived by her children, Jennifer and husband Pat Armstrong, and Brendon Antoine; her grandchildren, Amber Southisone, Cody and wife Rachel Leeth, Tanner, Bre’Anna, and Bryson; her great-grandchildren, Tommy and Parker; her nephews and nieces along with her great-nephews and great-nieces; and other close relatives and friends.

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  1. So sorry to hear about your Mom. I’ll always remember her going to the Astro’s game with us.

  2. Jennifer & Brendan, we are so sorry for the loss of y’all’s mom. Keeping y’all and the family are in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time.

    Robin & Bobby

  3. I will always remember sweet Nana-Toine from my days in International Admissions at Texas A&M. She was a delight to work with, and not only guided us professionally, but also personally. Jennifer and Brendon, you are your family will be in my thoughts. Thank you for sharing your beloved Mother with us and the rest of the community. She will be truly missed.

  4. Rest in Peace, sweet Mary Ann! My family has lots of good memories when we lived next door in the 60’s on Woodson Drive. I remember going next door to your house, playing and drinking kool-aid in the summer. Your mom (and dad) were always so gracious and kind. You and Brendan are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Tanya Watkins Shenkir

  5. Mary Ann was a special friend I met through golf at Briarcrest. We stayed together and worked the Shell Houston Open many times. She was always so much fun, and we loved hitting the Marshall to shop because we didn’t have one here back then. The last time I saw Mary Ann was a few years ago at a Theater Company show!

  6. Dear Jennifer, Brendan and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time. Rest assured you have gained some wonderful Guardian Angels to stay by your side. God bless you always and know we are here for you.

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