Mary E. (Mikolaycik) Doyon

Born: Sun., Feb. 24, 1957
Died: Tue., Nov. 27, 2012


Visitation

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Fri., Nov. 30, 2012
Location: Jackman Funeral Home


Funeral Mass

10:00 AM Sat., Dec. 01, 2012
Location: St. Denis Church


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Douglas-Mary E. (Mikolaycik) Doyon, 55, of NW Main St. died Tues. Nov. 27 at home surrounded by her loving family after a long illness.  Born in Whitinsville on Feb. 24, 1957 she was daughter of the late John P. Mikolaycik and Betty (Vodden) Mikolaycik.  In addition to her mother, she is survived by her daughter Rebecca Doyon-Lavallee and her husband Jeremy with whom she lived; 2 brothers James Mikolaycik and Thomas Mikolaycik and his wife Darlene all of Douglas, her close companion Charles “Chuck” McCammon of Mesa, AZ, aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, nieces, and great nephews, and nieces, and her beloved cat Bruschi.  A brother John Mikolaycik predeceased her in 1992.  Mary has lived in Douglas all of her life and was a member of St. Denis Church.  She was an avid Patriot’s fan, loved to travel to Arizona and was a great advocate for the Vietnam Veterans.  She worked as a Data Center Manager for Commerce Insurance before retiring in 2004.

Her funeral will be held on Sat.  Dec. 1 from Jackman Funeral Home, 7 Mechanic St., Douglas with a Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Denis Church, 23 Manchaug St.  There is no burial.  Calling hours at the funeral home are Fri. Nov. 30 from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Mary’s memory may be made to  31st Infantry Regiment, Attn:  Joe DeAngelis, 3035 El Rio Dr., Meridian, ID  83642.  To leave a condolence message for the family, please visit www.jackmanfuneralhomes.com

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Jimmy L. Ballinger Alpha Co. 6/31st 1969
   Posted Wed November 28, 2012
Love and miss you my dear friend...

Chuck McCammon
   Posted Wed November 28, 2012
My darling Mary - you are the light of my life and the hammer that fixed my errant ways...God keep your soul...143...c

Rick Mickels
   Posted Wed November 28, 2012
Our condolences for Mary''s passing.
We met at a 6/31st reunion, and Mary was a wonderful, caring person.
She will be missed.
Rick and Sharry Mickels

Jerry White
   Posted Wed November 28, 2012
My wife Barbara and I were greatly saddened to hear of Mary's passing. We had communicated with her three weeks ago via email, and she had informed us of how things were going; however, we were not prepared for this terrible news. Since Mary and I first met in 2005, she and I continued a friendly rivalry as to whether Alpha Company or Delta Company would have the highest attendence at the next reunion, and we in 3rd platoon, Delta Company, adopted Mary as our "Little Sister" after the 2005 Columbus reunion. We were so happy that Mary and Becky we able to join us at our 2009 3rd platoon, Delta Company, reunion in Washington, DC. We in 3rd platoon, Delta Company will miss Mary greatly, and express our condolences to her family and friends.

Bob and Veronica Grant
   Posted Wed November 28, 2012
Our deepest sympathy go out to the family. We met Mary for the first time at a 31st Infantry Reunion. Mary was a very kind and caring person and we will never forget her. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Bob and Veronica Grant
Freedom, PA

Terry L. Davis
   Posted Wed November 28, 2012
I am so sorry to hear that Mary lost her battle with cancer. All of us in the 31st Infantry Regimental Assn. will miss her so much . She has been my little sis since we met at one of the reunions. Things will not be the same with myself and all of her brothers, from now on and to eternity we will miss and love her. Until we meet in heaven, rest assured that you were loved and we were blessed to know and love you. RIP little Sis

Freddie Sanchez & Estella(Sgt.E-5 Vietnam 6/69-8/70)
   Posted Wed November 28, 2012
My little sister you have left us to join your brother Mic.,whom I met in Vietnam. You will be missed dearly. You have been a Big REASON FOR US COMRADS TO RE-UNITE. To us you were "our Little Sister" , I'll miss you and I pray you are at peace now sis. My most sincere condolences to all of you at this moment. Freddie & Estella your amigos from New Mexico.

Howard Talton
   Posted Wed November 28, 2012
To Mary's family
Iam so sorry for your loss,Mary was a great Lady and she will missed greatly by a lot of vets.

Col (Ret.) Ron Corson
   Posted Wed November 28, 2012
Mary was a shining light to her brothers in the 31st U.S. Infantry Regiment Association. I ,as well as, all of the Soldiers, members, and friends who knew Mary will miss her beyond expression. She became an inspiration and strong and concerned leader within an Infantry association made up of combat veterans. Mary was fighter, a leader, a care giver, and a caring supportive "Make it Happen" doer. The 31st Infantry Regiment will continue to hold our annual reunions and old Soldiers will meet and remember old times, but now they will never be the same. Mary won''t be there, but her spirit will. Mary we will miss you and we will grieve over your passing, but we will not forget you or the love and care that you brought to us. Pro Patria, Ron C

Gary Weckwerth
   Posted Wed November 28, 2012
Very sad to hear of Mary'spassing. She was wonderful and a joy to all of us vets, w/o her support and very active participation, I'm sure I wouldn't have ever have been back in contact with my friends from Vietnam. You have my deepest sympathy.

Gary Weckwerth

Randy Whitaker
   Posted Thu November 29, 2012
Thank you Mary for all you did to assist Veterans. I am a friend by association, a member of the 6th of the 31st, and while I met you only once, your reputation of support, love, and participation preceded you.

Speaking for a generation who was hard pressed to find friends and supporters, your devotion to your brother, and to the rest of us did not go unnoticed.

We, the Vietnam Veterans, often say to one another; "Welcome Home Brother", please allow me to offer the same to you Mary, "Welcome Home Sister".

Your friend,

Randy Whitaker


Terry Locke
   Posted Thu November 29, 2012
A lady that was a real asset to Vietnam Veterans & our causes. I am honored to have known her.

Terry A Locke (SGT, D/6th Bn, VN, 1969-1970)

Tracey Porcaro
   Posted Thu November 29, 2012
Rebecca & Jed, we just want to express our sincere condolences on the loss of your mom. She was a wonderful woman and will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

Bob, Mary Anne & Tracey

Dave and Lea Burgess
   Posted Thu November 29, 2012
Childhood friend, laughed alot, shared alot, great time growing up together, ''Sis" I never had, shared my first sip of a Highball with you, talked about everything, laughed some more and we can still see you smiling. We will laugh again together someday. We love you Mary Mik!

Samuel A. Martin
   Posted Thu November 29, 2012
Mary was such a special person. She will be greatly missed by all of us.

Richard Dorn D 6/31
   Posted Thu November 29, 2012
Rest in peace Mary, you will be missed. Thanks for the work you did on behalf of the group, the smiles, hugs & kind words.

Edward Fuller
   Posted Thu November 29, 2012
I would have never re connected with my fellow Vietnam Veterans without Mary. She did more to help we veterans than anyone. She was great and has a special place in a lot of soldier's hearts, mine included. What a great legacy!

Deb Mann
   Posted Thu November 29, 2012
Another life ended too early. I have such fond memories of working with Mary at Commerce over the years. She had a great laugh and positive energy! My sympathies to Becky and all the family.

Ken Steed A 6/31
   Posted Thu November 29, 2012
Had it not been for the hard work and dedication of Mary, I may have never been brought back into the fold with my old Vietnam comrades. When I met her for the first time at the 2005 regiment reunion, I also found that she was one of those rare people who radiated with a love and energy that captured the hearts of those with whom she made contact. Mary gave nuch more of herself to the regiment than could be expected of anyone. Words can not express the sorry that we all feel at the loss of such a wonderful lady. We may have lost a ''Little Sister'' but God has gained an Angel.

Joan Lucas Jones
   Posted Thu November 29, 2012
Floyd and I were so happy to meet Mary and Becky at the 2009 3rd platoon, Delta Company, reunion in Washington, DC. which was sponsored by Jerry White. We loved Mary before we ever saw her. After we saw her, the love just grew and grew. Our condolences to all of her family. Special prayers for two people tonight who were her life, Chuck and Becki.

Patti (Fisher)Furno
   Posted Thu November 29, 2012
I have great memories of my friendship with Mary. The fun that we had growing up and the hours filled with laughter. I was deeply saddened to hear of her passing. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

pete kallos
   Posted Thu November 29, 2012
Mikolaycik Family you have my sincere condolences. She was so special. I received a X-Mas card from her the day before she passed(nov.26) so it is a complete shock.

I am a member of D 6/31st---1970
Pete J Kallos

Kyle & Theresa haggerty
   Posted Fri November 30, 2012
Our sympathies and condolences go out to all of Mary's family. She was one of the first people I encountered at Commerce Insurance and she will always be in my memories. Mary's sense of humor and energy set her a part in any room. May God bless her.

The Westlake/Hendy Family
   Posted Fri November 30, 2012
We all have the fondest memories of Mary's visits with us and the warmest welcomes she always gave us when we came to visit her and the family in Douglas.  Our deepest, heartfelt Sympathy to Auntie Bet, Becki, Jed, Jimmy, Tommy and all of Mary's family and loved ones. You are in our thoughts.  Love from The Westlakes and Hendys UK.

CHARLES BODDINGTON HARRIS, JR.
   Posted Fri November 30, 2012
I am deeply saddened to hear of Mary's passing. I met her at the reunion in Syracuse and became an instant fan of hers and her website. She was indeed as the song says; a very special lady and I am pleased and proud to have known her. I extend my profound sympathies to her family and friends.
Duke

Nick and June Zagar
   Posted Fri November 30, 2012
Chuck, Becki And Jed,
We are so saddened to hear of Mary's passing. She fought so hard to beat this disease.
We met Mary in San Pedro the first reunion Nick and I attended. Mary immediately made us feel welcome and at ease. We have been friends since that meeting. When Mary visited Chuck in Arizona they always made it a point to have dinner with us and we looked forward to see her pop in unannounced. Sometimes Becki and Jed came too, we will truly miss those good times.
Our prayers and thoughts are with you all.
Love, Nick and June

Harvey Mize
   Posted Sat December 01, 2012
I''m so sorry to hear of Mary''s Passing... She & I shared the same birthday 24 Feb and I always looked forward to her B-day card that she sent each year.

May god bless Mary and her family.. So sad to loose such a good friend

Harvey Mize Delta Co 6/31 Inf Vietnam 1970-71

Joe & Annette De Angelis
   Posted Sat December 01, 2012
We will miss you dearly over the coming years. You were an inspiration to me and could never thank you enough for the help you gave me. I know there is a special place in Heaven for you and hope we will be reunited with you. God Bless and keep you in his arms.

Chaplain Bill and Florence Burns
   Posted Mon December 03, 2012
We will miss you so much! You were an inspiration to many. Our thoughts and prayers will with your loved ones.

janice
   Posted Mon December 03, 2012
Mary was always a light to us all. I will think of her when i look at the stars.

Krissta, Chris, Halea and Devin Lam
   Posted Mon December 10, 2012
Aunt Mary was so special to me as she was my Godmother. She and my Dad were childhood friends and so it was only natural for my parents to choose her to be a part of my life in such a big way. I am so very sorry she lost such a courageous battle. She will forever be in my heart and she's in my 4 year old daughters heart as well. Halea got the chance to meet her in September while visiting Mass. for the first time. Becki, I will never forget our times together when we were younger. I am so sorry for your loss. :( keep looking up! Love to you and your family. Love Krissta (Burgess) Lam

Carl Cedars
   Posted Fri December 14, 2012
Thanks Sis, for being my adoptied sister and all those good times and memories that me and my lovely wife Nena had with you and your family. Mary always was conceried person when Nena was fighting with the big C Nena and Mary were great fighters they both had some bad fire fights during treatments. Sis i will miss you so much and all the Brothers of the 6/31st Inf Div. My heart goes out to the Family Jeb,Beckie and Mom love all of ya'll. Your bro. from down South Louisiana RNP Sis

Bill McMullen C/6/31
   Posted Tue December 25, 2012
Mary, you are going to be missed by all your family and friends. To her family, we of the 31st Infantry Regiment will miss her smile the most. She could warm our hearts in nothing flat....She's up there looking at her maker and thinking of us and her family.
Miss you, Mary.

Freddy Gresham
   Posted Fri December 28, 2012
I first met Mary at the 31st Inf reunion in San Antonio. Mary had a winning smile and warm heart and will be missed by family and friends greatly. My heart goes out to her family and loved ones. We will miss her but never forget her.

J Gwyn Wathen and Cheryl
   Posted Mon December 31, 2012
Dear Mary
Your smile and kind words lite the path that brought me out of darkness into the light of friends long lost. You are loved and will always be spoken of with kindness and loving memories of great times and reunions. As you now walk with your brother and the men we call brothers, remine them that they have not been forgotten as you never will be. PRO PATRIA

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