Mary G. Sullivan, age 90, of Horicon, died peacefully on Sunday, May 20, 2012 at Marvin”s Manor in Horicon.
The visitation will be at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Horicon on Friday, May 25, 2012 from 9:30 AM until 11:00 AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at the church on Friday at 11:00 AM with Fr. Mike Petrie officiating. Burial will be at St. Malachy Cemetery in Horicon.
The former Mary Gertrude Gardner was born on October 9, 1921 to Clarence and Mildred (Bodden) Gardner. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and was united in marriage to Arthur G. Sullivan on July 24, 1943. Mary was a devoted Catholic, loving mother, ardent Packer fan and accomplished golfer. She was the Ladies club champion at Old Hickory Country Club eight times, an accomplishment yet to be matched. Mary was a member of the Horicon School Board for many years, most of those as treasurer. She was an avid gardener that was able to pass on her “green thumb” to her children. Visitors to her home noticed the sweet scent given off by her many orchids. In her later years Mary became an expert at competitive duplicate bridge. Especially fun were the Friday nights spent with family and friends discussing worldly topics and enjoying social hour at Mary”s bar.
Survivors are her children, Margaret (Dan Murrish) Sullivan of Verona, Arthur “Sully” Sullivan of Charlotte, NC, Andy (Lisa) Sullivan of Horicon, John (Beth) Sullivan of LaCrosse, and Mark (Sandi) Sullivan of Horicon; 14 grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; a sister, Ann Nickodem, Washington; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Arthur, a daughter, Jane Gregg, a brother, John Gardner, and two sisters, Mildred Gardner and Jessie Gardner.
The family would like to thank Marvin”s Manor and Hillside Hospice for their excellent care. Both provided a service that allowed our mother to pass serenely.
If desired, memorials may be made in Mary”s name to Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
The Murray Funeral Home in Horicon is caring for the family. To leave condolences, for directions, or for other information, please visit our website at www.MurrayFH.com.
Friday, May 25th, 2012, 9:30am – 11:00am, Sacred Heart Catholic Church-Horicon
Friday, May 25th, 2012, 11:00am, Sacred Heart Catholic Church-Horicon
St. Malachy Cemetery-Horicon