February 15, 2020
(nee Holewinski) Died peacefully February 15, 2020 at the age of 94 years. Beloved wife of 57 years of the late Francis "Tanna". Loving mother of Susan (Edward Martinez), Jeanne (the late Mitchell) Azoff, Carol (Wayne) LePien and Todd (Lynn) Kaebisch. Dear grandmother of Jason, Tyler, Brian, Aaron, Alexa, Kyan, Neeka, Rebecca, Holly, Kourtney, Elizabeth, Mikala and Todd Jr.”TJ”. Further survived by 24 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandson, other relatives and friends. Mary Ann was a creative, caring, talented lady. She was a seamstress and proudly sewed uniforms during WWII. She was employed by Junior House in Milwaukee’s Walkers Point in the 50’s and 60’s, where they made fashionable clothing for women. Mary Ann was also an independent contractor for designing and sewing drapes for peoples homes. Mary Ann was an entrepreneur. She was instrumental in designing, sewing and selling fluffy dog puppets, selling thousands of them at WI State Fair and other venues. Mary Ann and her husband Tanna also created and designed a line of marionettes. The company was appropriately called “MaryAnnettes”. The marionettes were sold to local retail gift shops. In addition Mary Ann was a partner in a boutique dress shop, “Insight Out” located on Oakland and Locust in Milwaukee in the seventies. She designed and sewed hip fashion clothing for young women for the boutique. Mary Ann was a long time member of St. Aloysius Parish and in the later years of her life, a member of St. Matthias parish. Growing up, her and her family were members of St. Josaphats where she attended elementary school. She graduated from South Division High school Mary Ann resided at Clement Manor, an assisted living facility, in her later years. We are thankful to activity directors MaryAnn and Judy for providing care and love during her years there. Mary Ann was a very caring person, someone who was always there for you when you needed her. She always reached out to help and assist. She cared for her elderly sister-in-law, aunts and friends. She volunteered for her church and belonged to the American Legion post 537 where she helped serve veterans. Mary Ann volunteered her time as a Girl Scout leader, belonged to the Christian Mothers Society, Red Hat Society and Twixters. Mary Ann was always creative and in her last years she was a participant in the “Memories in the Making” program sponsored by the National Alzheimers Association. She was honored to have 2 of her paintings chosen for exhibit. Mary Ann was the most loving, caring, thoughtful mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great great grandmother that any person could hope for. We feel very fortunate to have had her in our lives. A true inspiration. We will miss her beautiful smile. Visitation Friday, February 28 at the Funeral Home from 9:30-11:15 AM with Closing Prayers at 11:15 AM. Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 11:30 AM at the BASILICA OF ST. JOSAPHAT (601 W. Lincoln Ave). Interment to follow at 1:00 PM at Highland Memorial Park, New Berlin.
(nee Holewinski) Died peacefully February 15, 2020 at the age of 94 years. Beloved wife of 57 years of the late Francis "Tanna". Loving mother of Susan (Edward Martinez), Jeanne (the late Mitchell) Azoff, Carol (Wayne) LePien and Todd (Lynn)... View Obituary & Service Information
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