Jacqueline M. Conway of Laurel died May 14, 2019, at Peconic Bay Medical Center at the age of 90.
She was born in Manhattan on April 21, 1929, to John J. and Margaret (Stanton) Grant and was raised in Valley Stream. In 1952, she married William Conway and had four children, which she raised in Brentwood.
She worked at New York Telephone Company and later at Brentwood School in the lunch department.
In her free time, she enjoyed her annual trip to Atlantic City to play slots, sewing, cooking, crossword puzzles and shopping for a bargain.
She was a devout Catholic who believed in all the patron saints and was devoted to the Infant of Prague. She was also immensely proud of her Irish heritage. Family members recall her love of family and friends and her willingness to help someone when needed.
She is survived by daughters Ellen and Charlie Hagerman of Laurel, Kathy and Charlie Laut of Brentwood, Joanne and Joe Mantell of Central Islip, and Lynn and Chris Wenchell of Colorado; siblings Mary Meilunas, John (Dick) Grant and Elinore Lebohner; 19 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
The family received visitors Thursday, May 16, at DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home in Mattituck where vigil prayers were recited by Deacon Chris Ervin. The Liturgy of Christian Burial was celebrated Friday, May 17, at Our Lady of Good Counsel R.C. Church, officiated by Monsignor Joseph W. Staudt. Interment took place at Calverton National Cemetery.