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Mary A. Colassacco
Issue Date: March 18, 2020
Mary Ann (Dennison) Colassacco, 81, passed away Monday, March 16, with family by her side at Alpha Senior Concepts in Green Bay.
Born Jan. 7, 1939, to the late Earl and Clara (Hedtke) Dennison, she married Lawrence Colassacco on June 8, 1963 at St. Rose Catholic Church in Clintonville and he preceded her in death on April 20, 2015.
She befriended everyone she encountered, therefore never met a stranger and she gave selflessly to everyone in her life. A lifelong nurse, first in the hospital, then the nursing home and ending as a Public Health Nurse for Marinette County. A member of St. Mary Catholic Parish, she was involved in many Church activities, including traveling to the elderly and shut-ins giving out Communion.
She loved time with family at the cottage swimming, telling stories around the campfire and cooking. Everyday spent together was unforgettable and filled with love, laughter, and joy.
She is survived by three daughters, Ann (Scot) Cameron, Tammy (Lee) Backman and Kathy (Doug) Grun; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Robert (Kitti) Colassacco and three sisters-in-law, Hilda Dennison, Florence Dennison and Vivian Colassacco.
Along with her parents and husband, Lawrence, she was preceded in death by her in-laws, Fiore and Anna Colassacco; four brothers, Robert, John, James and Earl T.; two sisters-in-law, Grace Dennison and Jackie Alexandroni and two brothers-in-law, William Colassacco and Louis Alexandroni.
Private family services will be held for now. With her being a Public Health Nurse, she would not want to put her friends and relatives at risk during this time, so a Funeral Mass will be held and announced at a later date. Berth and Rosenthal Funeral Home of Peshtigo is assisting the family with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the Lawrence and Mary Colassacco Scholarship Fund, c/o The M & M Area Community Foundation, 1110 10th Ave., Menominee, MI. 49858.