Mary Ahokas

Obituary of Mary Ahokas

Mary Joan Ahokas, 73, beloved wife and mother, passed away on Saturday, February 25, 2017, with her husband, daughter and her daughter's fiancé by her side.

Mary Joan was born on August 24, 1943 in Bronx, New York to Lillian (Mahoney) and Ellsworth Murray. On September 15, 1972, she married Taisto E. Ahokas. Mary Joan was predeceased by her mother Lillian, father Ellsworth, and two brothers Robert and John. Mary Joan is survived by her loving husband Taisto, daughter Kimberly and her fiancé Josh Smith, and one brother and three sister-in-laws: George and Barbara Murray, Jacqueline Murray, and Dolores Murray.

Mary Joan was employed by Shell Oil Company where she was an executive secretary for seventeen years. Then Mary Joan became a Registered Nurse and worked for At Home and retired from Nyack Hospital after 24 years. In her spare time, she enjoyed playing the stock market. Mary Joan will be remembered as a loving wife and mother and a wonderful friend with a heart of gold.

A memorial service will be held at Joseph W. Sorce Funeral Home on Friday, March 3, 2017 from 2 to 4pm.

Joseph W. Sorce FH Inc.

728 West Nyack Road

West Nyack, NY 10994

(845) 358 – 4433


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mary Joan's name to United Hospice of Rockland, 11 Stokum Lane, New City, New York 10956. Donations can also be made online at: (