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MARY M. BIANCO


1925 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
MARY M. BIANCO Obituary
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Mary Margaret Mahoney Bianco, 89, of Prairie Village, KS, passed away on Sunday, March 23, 2014. Visitation will be Thursday, March 27th, 5:30-7:30 pm. at McGilley State Line Chapel. Rosary will follow at 7:30. Funeral Service will be 10 am., Friday, March 28th at St. Elizabeth's Church, 2 E. 75th St. Entombment will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, 38th & State Ave. in Kansas City, Kansas. Contributions may be made to the or Sister Servants of Mary. Mary M. Bianco was born Mary Margaret Mahoney on February 9, 1925 in Kansas City, Kansas, to Margaret and James Mahoney. Her father passed away when she was 4 and she was an only child. She sang her way through St. Peter's Grade School, Ward High School and St. Mary's University. Mary met her future husband, Harry J. Bianco, while singing to the soldiers at the Kansas City USO during WWII. After the war ended and she had completed college, they were married in 1948. As newlyweds they lived in Sandstone, Minnesota, where Harry taught at the high school and Mary gave private vocal lessons. Two years later, they moved to Kansas City, Missouri to be near her mother and 4 aunts. Harry taught at Northeast High School while Mary stayed at home to raise their three children. She and Harry were quite active at St. James Parish. She helped out in any way she could at the parish church and school. She was a PTA member, officer and eventually, president. She was also a Girl Scout Leader for numerous years. In 1975, they moved into their Prairie Village home where they lived for 39 years. After the children were grown, she worked at Gallery on the Plaza and Halls. Mary's main role in life as a nurturer continued as she took care of her mother, Margaret, and her Aunt Mamie in the last years of their lives. She also took loving care of Harry in his decline. Her family meant everything to her. She surrounded herself with framed family pictures and albums next to even more pictures and albums. In her later years her six grandchildren and 2 great- grandchildren filled her life with joy and love. Mary was preceded in death by her parents, her aunts, her husband, Harry and twin infant children, Annetta and Margaret. She is survived by her children, Beth (Carl Migliazzo), Susie (Randy Shafer) and Joe (Cathy Bianco), six grand-children and 2 great-grandchildren. Mom (Gramma, G-G-Ma), no words can express how much we will miss you, but you have left behind so much for us to remember and value. Your humor, selflessness and creativity has colored our lives beyond measure. See you later, alligator. We love you more than bacon. Condolences may be left online at www.mcgilleystatelinechapel.com. Arrangemnents, McGilley State Line Chapel, 12301 State Line Road, Kansas City, MO. McGilley State Line Chapel, 1230
Published in Kansas City Star on Mar. 26, 2014
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