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Mary Jo Hovey, 59, nursing instructor at Cape Fear Community College

Mary Jo Hovey
Mary Jo Hovey

HAMPSTEAD — Mary Jo Hovey, 59, died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019.

She was born Aug. 15, 1959, in Utica, New York, to Joseph and Mary White.

Mary Jo graduated from Notre Dame High School, SUNY: Delhi, Mohawk Valley Community College and received her master’s degree from Duke University. She was a nursing instructor at Cape Fear Community College and co-authored several informational books for nursing students. She also worked as a cardiac care nurse at New Hanover Regional Medical Center and Faxton Hospital in Utica, New York.

Survivors include her husband, Thomas Hovey; son, Joseph; daughter, Katherine, and her fiancé, Kyle Brigman; mother and father, Mary and Joseph T. White; brother, Joseph M White (Lori); sisters, Karen Diana(John), Debbie Teeter (Tim) Colleen Andron (Tim) and Maureen Conlon; and several nieces and nephews; brothers-in-law, Jim (Shelly), John (Beth) and Steve (Nancy); and sister-in-law, Ruth Ann. She is also survived by the countless patients and students she had a positive impact on throughout her career.

The family will receive visitors from 5 to 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 25, at Andrews Hampstead Chapel. A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 26, at All Saints Catholic Church, Hampstead. A memorial Mass will be held in New York at a later date.

Share online condolences with the family at Andrews Mortuary & Crematory.

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