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Mary Jane Sisson, artist and former president of Fine Arts League of Buffalo

March 9, 1926 – April 19, 2014

Mary Jane Sisson, an artist, ceramist and China painter who owned Sisson Ceramics, died April 19 in Buffalo General Medical Center after a short illness. She was 88.

Born in Buffalo, the former Mary Jane Uhrhan attended Bennett High School and received her associate degree from Bryant & Stratton College.

Mrs. Sisson, who was a resident of Amherst, ran a ceramic business and assisted with Wearable Art by MJ, an online business. She also taught ceramics in the Ken-Ton and North Tonawanda adult education systems in the 1960s and 1970s.

She was the former president of the Kenmore Ceramic Guild, achieving best in show in numerous exhibits. She was the former president of the Niagara Frontier China Painters Association and was president of the Fine Arts League of Buffalo for 13 years.

In recent years, Mrs. Sisson used her artistic talents and made original unique, wearable dichroic (stained glass) necklaces.

Her husband, Robert Emerson Sisson, died in 1989.

Survivors include a son, Robert J.; a daughter, Deborah M.J.; and a grandson.

Services were conducted Tuesday in Amigone Funeral Home, 2600 Sheridan Drive, Town of Tonawanda.