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Mary Jo Kennedy (Mazza) - Class Of 1951 VIEW PROFILE

Oshkosh - Mary Jo Mazza, age 85, of Oshkosh formerly from Conover, WI passed away on Monday January 8, 2018 at Aurora Medical Center in Oshkosh. Mary Jo was born in Stevens Point on August 18, 1932 the daughter of Robert and Josephine (Terrill) Kennedy. She married Joseph Mazza in Milwaukee on April 30, 1954. Mary Jo is survived by her husband Joseph Mazza of Oshkosh formerly of Conover, WI. Her children, Thomas (Lori) Mazza of Royalton, WI, Mary Jane (Larry) Lieberman of Charlotte, NC, Robert (Eva) Mazza of Oshkosh and Susan (Neil) Hennes of Charlotte, NC. Eight grandchildren and one great grandchild. She is also survived by her siblings, Tom Kennedy, Kay Blanding, Lynn Limberger, Sandy Kennedy, Dennis Kennedy, Terry Kennedy and Carole Kennedy. 

She was preceded in death by her parents and her siblings, Pat Kennedy, Jean Benavidas, Kevin Kennedy, Michael Kennedy, Peter Kennedy and Nancy Kennedy.

Mary Jo loved to spend time at Heart Lake in Conover WI where she lived for many years with Joe, Feeding the chipmunks, squirrels and birds. She lived in Charlotte NC for 5 years where she enjoyed living close to her daughters and four of her grandchildren. She loved to cook and she was an extraordinary seamstress. She was an inspiration to her children in the arts, she created art that she lovingly shared and gave away to friends and family. She was a dedicated wife and soulmate to her husband Joe of 63 years. For 30+ years she enjoyed getting the family together in March at their time share the Lahaina Resort on Fort Myers Beach FL. She was a champion thrift store shopper, and passed that skill down to her daughters and grandchildren. She was generous and kind and lived a full life. 

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 1 pm at the Evergreen Chapel at 1130 N. Westfield Street. Oshkosh, WI 54902. Father Jerry Pastors will officiate. In Lieu of flowers a memorial fund will be established in Mary Jo's name.





Published in Oshkosh Northwestern on Jan. 11, 2018

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