Mary Jo Lorimier, 67, of Vero Beach, FL, passed away on April 2, 2014, at Holmes Regional Medical Center from complications of pneumonia. She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Bradley; daughters, Kimberly and Jennifer; grandchildren, Abby, Trevor, Campbell and Gwen; sister, Sharon; and brothers, Larry and Bill.
Mary Jo was born in Geneva, Illinois attended Streator High School, and the University of Illinois where she received a B.A. in 1968. An avid sailor, Mary Jo and her family cruised throughout the Chesapeake Bay and the coast of Maine. She touched many lives in Phoenix, AZ; New Canaan, CT; Princeton, NJ; Bethesda, MD; and Vero Beach, FL. Recently honored as a nominee for Philanthropist of the Year, she was a leader throughout her life with AAUW, YWCA, Newcomers Club, PEO, Big Brother s Big Sisters of Indian River County, Hibiscus Children s Center, Impact 100, and Community Church of Vero Beach. Mary Jo will be remembered for her humor, her unfailing willingness to help others, her compassion and her kindness.
A Celebration of Life was held on Wednesday, April 16, at 11 a.m., at The Community Church of Vero Beach. In lieu of flowers a donation may be made to:
Hibiscus Children's House, P.O. Box 1742, Vero Beach, FL, 32961 Or online at www.hibiscuschildrenscenter.org
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Indian River County, 403 N. US1, Fort Pierce, FL 34950 MitoAction, P.O. Box 51474, Boston, MA 02205 Or online at Mitoaction.org
This obituary was originally published in The Gazette (Gaithersburg, MD).