Mary E. Connelly
July 28, 1952 - September 13, 2010
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Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
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Thursday 9/16, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
920-739-1231 | Map
Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
920-739-1231 | Map
Friday 9/17, 10:30 am

Mary E. Connelly, age 58, peacefully passed away September 13, 2010 surrounded by family members following a courageous battle with cancer. Mary was born in Davenport, Iowa and lived in the Fox Valley for twenty-two years. She was a nurse and nurse practitioner for nearly forty years, finishing her career at Affinity's Women's Health Group…

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Lisa Kasperek left a message on November 18, 2010:
I just heard about Mary's passing. She was my preceptor while I was going through NP school. I am very grateful for the training she gave me. My prayers to the family.
Neal and Amy Dannemiller left a message on September 23, 2010:
Megan and Family, It's difficult to describe how sorry we are for your loss. Mary was an absolute joy to be around and always so heart-warming and welcoming. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts. Love, Neal and Amy
Hsiao & Fung Chen left a message on September 18, 2010:
Dear Tom and family, We are so saddened by the loss of our dear neighbor Mary. We are travelling overseas right now and feel sorry that we could not be at the funeral to say our goodbye. Please accept our condolence and let us know if we can do any thing for you when we come back at the 22th.
Cousins Dick, Patti, Jessica, Andy and Emily Gaudy left a message on September 18, 2010:
Tom and Family - I know how difficult it must be for you right now, but you will find comfort in each other. I'm sure that Mary was a wonderful wife, mother and "grammy" and she would want you to stay close and strong for each other. You are all in our hearts and prayers. Mary will always be with you. Love to all of you.
Betty Zarling left a message on September 17, 2010:
WOW, they are right, God only takes the best. Another Angel got her wings. I miss your smile, laughter. God please watch over this family.
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Jenny R. left a message on September 17, 2010:
I am very sorry to hear about the passing of Mary. I was a patient of hers for quite a few years and she was always willing to answer any of my questions and provided me with great care! She also recommended me to another doctor while I was trying to conceive and I will always remember her for this. I now have a 1 year old son because of her recommendation! You will be forever missed Mary!
Kathleen Romalia left a message on September 17, 2010:
Megan, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. With heartfelt sympathy, Kathleen
Kathy Stewart left a message on September 17, 2010:
Megan, Your care and concern for your mother was heartwarming. It's what makes you a great mom. With sympathy, Kathy
Karen Henderson left a message on September 16, 2010:
Erin & John, I am so sorry for your loss. I know there are no words to make you feel better at this time but my thoughts and prayers are with you and all of your family. Karen (Michelle Ostmoe's mom)
Tina Prast left a message on September 16, 2010:
To the family of Mary, I was a patient of Mary's for many years, and I know you know this, but she was a wonderful nurse, educator, listener. More than that, a woman to be admired for her compassion and strength. She provided so much comfort to me during the years she was my woman's health provider. I will never forget her. She will be missed. What a special woman. My sincere sympathy for your loss. Tina Prast RN Affinity Health System.
Sue Conroy left a message on September 16, 2010:
Mary, Many years have passed since we've seen each other, but seeing your smiling face today brought back many memories. The family gatherings, the great food your Mom prepared, the jokes and laughter throughout the house. I remember before Jimmy was born, you were there for me ~ taking care of me ~ remember I had kidney stones and 6 months pregnant. I was a scared young woman and during those hospital days you reassured me that everything would be alright. I kept thinking she must be right, she's a Nurse! You even reassured me that the pain of giving birth would be nothing like the pain from the stones. You were so right, Mary, the pain from having a child brings nothing but good thoughts. I am hopeful that your family will find comfort in knowing that your journey here came with an enormous amount of love and special caring to others through the gift of kindness and compassion.
Steph left a message on September 16, 2010:
Megan, Words cannot express how sorry I am for your loss. With deepest sympathy,
Melissa Peterson left a message on September 16, 2010:
Megan and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you. My sincere condolences, Melissa
Colleen Kilkenny left a message on September 16, 2010:
Megan, My heart breaks for you in the loss of your mom. Know I am thinking about you and here if you need anything. Love to you and the fam. -Col
Deb Alswager left a message on September 16, 2010:
I had the honor of seeing Mary as a patient before I started working with her. She always went above and beyond what was expected and really cared about her patients. She bore these last few years with courage, grace and an amazing unending sense of humor. Mary was a joy to work with and will be deeply missed by many.
Amber Conroy White left a message on September 16, 2010:
Aunt Mary, Wish we could be there to join with the rest of the family and your friends to remember and celebrate your beautiful life. Love, Amber, Erick, & Ethan
Nancy Newton left a message on September 15, 2010:
My condolences and love to you all. Nancy
Emily & Blair Julian left a message on September 15, 2010:
Erin, John, Megan, Brad and family - We are so sorry for your loss. You are in are thoughts and prayers. Emily & Blair Julian
Katie left a message on September 15, 2010:
I never met Mary, but I just had to tell you...What A Great Picture! I feel like I can tell a lot by it....she is definitely a Happy, Beautiful, Fun Loving Person. I am sorry I didn't know her....my loss.
Lynn Tasch left a message on September 15, 2010:
Mary saw me for years as a patient and I am just shocked. I am so sorry for your loss. The world lost something grand. Anyone that met her knows that. God Bless you all.
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Donna Seeley left a message on September 15, 2010:
Dear Tom & family, We were very sadened to hear of Mary's passing. She was a very sweet & kind person. We are glad she was part of the family. Our thoughts & prayers are with all of you in this time of sadness. Love, Cousins Donna, Brittany, & Victoria (Rochester, NY)
Amanda (Dalton) Wicklund left a message on September 15, 2010:
To Mary's family: I was not only lucky enough to work with Mary for 5 years as a Sonographer at Affinity, but I was lucky enough to be a patient fo hers as well, and believe me, I can be a high maintainence patient! Words can not describe how I felt about her and how heavy my heart is with sadness for your grief. She was one of the most beautiful, glowing, sincerely, genuinely kindhearted people i will ever have the honor of knowing. May she rest in peace and may you cherish the memories of her. Amanda (Dalton) Wicklund
Deb F left a message on September 15, 2010:
To Mary's family- I pray that you find peace knowing that anyone who knew Mary were the blessed ones for she truly lived her LIGHT! She shined her love light.
Diane, Sam, Eric & Kyle Jackling left a message on September 15, 2010:
Dear Tom, Erin, Megan, Caitlin & Family, What a wonderful example Mary was for all of us! She was a super sister-in-law too! Mary never complained of her illness and put up a great fight. We were so blessed that she came to Rochester to help celebrate Kyle's high school graduation in 2008. It meant a lot to all of us. She will always be remembered for her beautiful smile and will surely be missed! Love, Diane, Sam, Eric & Kyle Jackling
Nancy Newton left a message on September 15, 2010:
My condolences and love to you all. Nancy
John & Julie Connelly left a message on September 15, 2010:
Dear Tom, Caitlin, Megan, Erin & Family- The entire family in Rochester, N.Y. is sadden by the loss of Mary. Love, John & Julie Connelly
Tom Wilson left a message on September 15, 2010:
Dear Tom and Family, I was so sad to learn about the loss of your beautiful wife and mother, Mary. Your thoughts are in our prayers on this very sad occasion. May God bless you all and make each day forward a little easier to bear.
Rob & Wendy Orth left a message on September 15, 2010:
Dear TC, Erin, Megan, Caitlin, and families, We are so very sorry for your loss. Our hearts and prayers are with you. Love, Rob & Wendy
Nancy Lee Carter left a message on September 15, 2010:
I am profoundly saddened by Mary's loss. She was a lovely and delightful person. I best remember her sparkling wit and warm personality. I send my condolences to Tom and Mary's family.
Jane Curran-Meuli left a message on September 15, 2010:
Mary was always wonderful to work with. Always positive and thoughtful.
karen ploederl left a message on September 15, 2010:
My mother, who was in her 90's, was seen by Mary because she was having some issues with pain. Mary was so kind to her and caring with her. She really worked with us to make my mom comfortable. If ever mom's primary doctor was unavailable, my mom was pleased that she could be seen by Mary. Thank you for being such a great health care professional and really caring about the whole person, not just their symptoms. Mary will be missed. My sympathy and prayers to her family.
Maureen Colwell left a message on September 15, 2010:
I was a coworker of Mary's. I knew Mary as a very joyful person, even while going through all of her thearpy, she had a positive attitude and I learned a lot from her courage.
Liz Arbinger left a message on September 15, 2010:
Connelly family, We are saddened by your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Liz and Don Arbinger (Lakeview Board member)
Sharon Woodworth left a message on September 15, 2010:
My thoughts and prayers are with everyone...
Steve and Lisa Mays left a message on September 15, 2010:
Desr John and Erin - Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We know how much you loved and enjoyed Mary. She is at peace now with Our Father. God Bless, The Mays'
Wayne Sigl & Leesa Erickson left a message on September 15, 2010:
Tom & Family - We were deeply saddened to hear about Mary's death. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Tom - if you want to have lunch sometime, give me a call (722-8154).
Sarah Rechner left a message on September 15, 2010:
This is an unmeasurable loss. I had the honor and privledge of working with Mary. She not only was a colleauge, but a voice of reason in my head. My friend. My touchstone. Mary's world revolved around her family. Her love was unconditional. To her Patients: The exceptional care you received along with the warmth and concern she showed for you was genuine. Her passing is truly a void left in our profession. Thank you Mary for all you have given to us. Peace.
Karen Wolski left a message on September 15, 2010:
To Mary's Family Mary was my favorite practioner. She was not just my caregiver for many years,we shared the joys of family whenever I saw her. Mary was a lovely person,I miss her expertise, caring and her smile. I will always remember Mary. Blessings Mary. Karen
Steve & Deb Conroy left a message on September 14, 2010:
You will always be in our hearts
Greg & Mary Croft left a message on September 14, 2010:
Our hearts are so saddened by your passing. Time spent with you was always full of laughter and we wish we could have spent more time with you. Heaven is a happier place with you there.
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
David & Martha LeCloux left a message on September 14, 2010:
Your kindness will be missed. May you be in peace. Love, David & Martha
Mark & Julie Carlson left a message on September 14, 2010:
Dear Tom and Loved ones~ Our hearts go out to you and our prayers are with you. May God wrap His loving arms around you and give you His peace. Love, Mark and Julie
Jeff and Evette Conroy left a message on September 14, 2010:
Are hearts are sadden by your passing, but the memory of your smile will brighten our day. Love, Jeff and Evette
Dave and Kendra Rudolf left a message on September 14, 2010:
Erin and Family, Please know our prayers are with you all at this time.
Nicole A. Brogren left a message on September 14, 2010:
I had the privilege of working with Mary for almost 5 years at the OB/GYN clinic in Appleton. Her compassion and sparkling personality made her coworkers and patients feel special and comfortable. I hope and pray that Mary's family finds peace knowing she has touched so many lives.
Robert & Judy Orth left a message on September 14, 2010:
Mary, In spite of all odds, we never believed this could happen to someone with such a positive attitude and courage that few persons possess. Through you we have Erin, the most wonderful daughter-in-law and Anabelle, the most wonderful granddaughter that we and our son, John, could have hoped for. And even more, we have Megan, Caitlin and Tom to complete our families. Today, everything seems sad and dismal, but all our experiences and memories of you, Tom and our families were always happy, exciting and entertaining beyond our expectations. For all these occasions and those we will miss in the future, we thank you. And, we offer our love to take with you on your journey. Our love and appreciation for your life will be with you always. Bob and Judy
Jeff and Evette Conroy left a message on September 14, 2010:
Are hearts are sadden by your passing, but the memory of your smile will brighten our day.
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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