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MaryJane Signore, 80, Stamford Speech Pathologist, Board Of Reps Member

MaryJane (Quirk) Signore served on the Stamford Board of Representatives and worked as a speech pathologist.
MaryJane (Quirk) Signore served on the Stamford Board of Representatives and worked as a speech pathologist. Photo Credit: Contributed

STAMFORD, Conn. – MaryJane (Quirk) Signore, 80, a longtime resident of Stamford, died Thursday, Aug. 27.

She was born in Leominster, Mass., to Robert and Alice Quirk. 

She graduated from Boston University with a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in speech, language and hearing pathology. 

Upon graduating from college, she traveled extensively throughout the U.S. as a market research analyst for Procter & Gamble. 

After a few years, she moved to Stamford and found her true calling as a speech and language pathologist. She was employed by the Stamford Department of Health for several years and provided speech and language services to the children of the city's private and parochial schools until her retirement.

Throughout the years, she was active in the community. She was elected to multiple terms on the Stamford Board of Representatives (serving as co-chairperson of the Appointments Committee) and the Republican Town Committee. She was also a member of the American Association of University Women, Connecticut Speech and Language Association and served as past president of the St. Monica's Mothers Circle.

She is survived by her sons, Stephen Signore of Ramsey, N.J., and Neil Signore and wife Chrissie of Wyckoff, N.J.; and two grandchildren and a brother.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Salvatore Signore, in 2012.

A memorial Mass will be celebrated Monday, Sept. 14 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in New Canaan. Burial will be held Tuesday, Sept. 15 at 11 a.m. at St. Leo's Cemetery at the Quirk family gravesite in Leominster. 

Memorial contributions would be appreciated for Smile Train, 41 Madison Ave., 28th Floor, New York, NY 10010.

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