Mary M. O'Connor
July 6, 1929 - September 25, 2019
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St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery
Appleton, WI
Wichmann Funeral Home Tri-County Chapel
1592 Oneida Street
Menasha, WI 54952
Wichmann Funeral Home Tri-County Chapel
1592 Oneida Street
Menasha, WI 54952
Friday 10/4, 4:00 pm

Mary Magdalene O’Connor, age 90, of Appleton, Wisconsin, passed away in her home surrounded by her family on Wednesday, September 25, 2019. She was born in Appleton, Wisconsin, on July 6, 1929, to the late Frank and Theresa (Gmeinweiser) Islinger. Mary married James J. O’Connor, Jr., on June 7, 1952, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church,…

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Gwendoline Jansen left a message on October 8, 2019:
So sorry for your loss. I had met your mother a number of times, she was so nice. My mother was her 1st cousin. Anne M (Islinger) Hietpas.
Charlene Agen left a message on October 3, 2019:
To all my cousins (Colleen, Jimmy, Suzie, Colette, Tim). I am so sorry for the loss of your mother (my Aunt Mary). She was a wonderful person. You all were, collectively speaking, my first babysitting "job". But you were no job. You all were so well behaved, it was a pleasure to take care of you. You were a reflection of your mother's (& father's ) good upbringing. Your mother was so kind and generous. She will be greatly missed. Peace be with you. Your "old" babysitter. Charlene (Lamoen) Agen
Stan Kellenberger left a message on October 1, 2019:
So sorry to hear of Mary's passing and wish to express my great sympathies to her and Jim's family. I have only vague remembrances of Mary but they are of a very gracious wife and mother and partner of Jim whom I worked with at K-C R&E and from whom Cheryl & I are very privileged to have purchased and own a painting he made from their trip to Ireland. I also have found it a great honor to have met their son Tim, a neighbor of ours who seems as nice as his parents.
Jim Parker left a message on September 30, 2019:
My deepest sympathies, and remembrances, to the wonderful family of Jim and Mary O'Connor. Both, wonderful friends from our days a the Institute of Paper Chemistry and K-C R&E. I am so pleased that I had the opportunity to see Mary a few months ago, responding to her request to acquire some of my woodturning pieces for herself and the children. I am so pleased that she did not wait to make that request.
Joe Olson left a message on September 29, 2019:

We were saddened to hear of Mary's passing. When I was 7 yrs.old I got to attend Aunt Mary's and Uncle Jim's wedding which was a big treat. Carolyn and I always enjoyed visiting Aunt Mary during our visits to WI.We had planned an excursion to visit cemeteries and old landmarks on a future visit and to meet up with Rose and Clarice. We always enjoyed every letter that she sent to us. Her handwriting was so beautifully set like an artist and a flowing brush. She was at her happiest when doing something for somebody else. Carolyn says "God put His thread into each stitched quilt, and garment, and told Mary to make something good out of it." He could not have assigned a better servant because she always made it with as much perfection as possible, whether it was a hot meal on a cold night for somebody who needed one or quilt for a newborn. We were looking at a picture of Mary when she was young and she was so beautiful and remained beautiful throughout her life. She was very appreciative of any little thing given to her and made us feel that maybe we need to rethink a few things about the priorities of life. We will miss her so much but as she now has passed from death into life: our guess is "that there is a quilt or a pot of soup needing to be made and she came in just in time." Our Prayers are with you and had it not been for having just had a knee replacement operation , we would be there also.
love Joe and Carolyn Olson
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Laurie Ruiz left a message on September 28, 2019:
I'm so sorry to hear about your mom, Collette. My heart goes out to you and your family. left a message on September 27, 2019:
When I got the call today that Aunt Mary had passed away, my heart hurt. she was an amazing woman and Aunt. I got the privilege to get to know through many letters written back and forth to each other. I forever hold those letters in my heart and keep them in a special binder in chronological order. Aunt Mary was always loving, giving, and dedicated to her family. She now joins her sister, my mother, Elizabeth. I will pray to both of them every night,that they watch over our family.
Melissa neuville left a message on September 27, 2019:
I am so sorry for your loss. I am sending prayers and love your way.
Dan Kieffer’ left a message on September 27, 2019:
Deepest condolences
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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