“The Fund was created by her family to address the needs of the students, graduates, and families of the Lansingburgh School District who need a helping hand or a moment of sunshine.”

ON MARCH 9TH and 10TH, after all the Masses, there will be a speaker discussing a local non-profit, THE MARY FUND.

This fund is in honor of Mary Breton, who passed from Cystic Fibrosis and other complications in 2004, and helps students and their families in the Lansingburgh School District. On these dates, $5 raffle tickets will be sold for a chance at 1 of 3 raffle prizes.

The raffle prizes are:

  1. 4 Season Passes to the Great Escape or any Six Flags that includes parking
  2. Brown’s Brewing Growler with 12 refills AND 2 Season endzone tickets to Albany Empire
  3.  A four-course dinner for 4 with beer pairing from Brown’s Brewery. May be used as a sitdown at Brown’s or chef will cater at your home.

The purchased raffle tickets will be pulled at THE MARY FUND Party on March 29th(you do not have to be present to win).


If you would like to attend THE MARY FUND Party at Revolution Hall on Friday, March 29th at 6:00 pm tickets are $55 to purchase and include your choice of Sliced Sirloin, Chicken Milanese, or Herb Crusted Haddock. Also includes beer, soda, and coffee.

The Party will also offer door prizes and Chinese auction and the Raffle for above prizes



TROY NY 12182
RSVP BY MARCH 13 or call 233-9550

For more information, you can visit and like their Facebook page or email them at


Mary Breton was a spunky courageous little girl, who battled Cystic Fibrosis along with many other illnesses in her short 12 years of life.  Mary lived life to the fullest in every way possible.  She loved school, especially the socialization and was very compassionate.  Mary never let anything slow her down and never thought of herself as sick.  On Sunday, June 20, 2004, she spent the day with family at The Great Escape, she went on rides she was never on before.  The following Wednesday, she graduated from Rensselaer Park Elementary School, something she always talked about accomplishing.  We, her family, are extremely proud of her.  The following Sunday, June 27, 2004, Mary gained her angel wings.  Although she is gone, her memory, love of life compassion for others and love of reading live on through THE MARY FUND.


The Fund was created by her family to address the needs of the students, graduates, and families of the Lansingburgh School District who need a helping hand or a moment of sunshine.  With the assistance of Star and Strand Transportation, we provide transportation home for children who become ill at school and would have to walk possibly as far as 18 city blocks.  We also financially support the BackPack program which provides a backpack filled with food to go home with needy children for the weekend.  We help with both the Winter and Spring clothe a student program.  The fund provided forty, $5 gift cards, as awards to the sixth-grade student of the week program. We have provided monies for field trips, the traveling children’s museum to school.  Starting in 2016, we brought speakers for middle and high schools.  Speakers have spoken on suicide prevention, drug use and having good character.  Many funds also have helped with special education programs.  Sometimes assistance is given to families that have fallen on difficult times.


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