Mary Lee Menzel, 73, of Cocoa, Florida passed away May 13, 2013 at Dr. Phillips Hospital in Orlando, Florida after a courageous battle with breast cancer. The daughter of the late Joseph and Corrie Ingram, she was born January 7, 1940 in Miami, Florida.
Mary Lee was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of more than 50 years, Dr. Richard E. Menzel and daughter, Kristina Richards. She is survived by son Keith (Carole) Menzel of Fairfax, VA, son Kirk (Marleta) Menzel of Charlotte, NC, son Kerry (fiancée Patty Meister) of Orlando, FL; grandchildren Justin and Jeff Freeman, Kurtis Johnson, Laura and Chris Menzel, and Correy Menzel; and great-grandchildren Reece and Conner Freeman. Also surviving is her brother Ron Ingram of Ponte Vedra, Florida.
Mary Lee was a nurse before becoming a wife and homemaker for her husband and children. Many great memories were made together on the family boat in the Bahamian Islands and the Florida Keys fishing, diving and catching lobster, and also at the mountain house in Linville, NC. Mary Lee was a long standing member of Divine Mercy Catholic Church in Merritt Island and enjoyed serving as Minister to the sick at Wuesthoff Hospital, Rockledge, FL. She spent many years helping the unfortunate through the Guardian Ad Litem program. She also enjoyed spending time with her girlfriends for their Wednesday night dinners and Saturday movies.
A Funeral Mass to celebrate her life will be celebrated on Saturday, May 25th at 10:00 am at Divine Mercy Catholic Church, 1940 Courtenay Parkway, Merritt Island, FL, 32953.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Divine Mercy Catholic Church to support the ministry of the sick.
Arrangements entrusted to Ammen Family Cremation and Funeral Care, Rockledge, FL 632-1350.
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Published in FLORIDA TODAY from May 18 to May 20, 2013