Vivian Jeanne McNEALLY

Age 80 Taken by the angels March 24, 2013, after a courageous 13 year battle with breast cancer. Leaves behind a loving husband of 60 years, Donald and 8 children: Kathleen (Richard) Kotoski, Stephen, Sharon (Steven) Farnham, Marilyn (James) Burlingame, Thomas (Heidi), Colleen (Kevin) McNiff, Kevin (Nina) & Lawrence; sisters, Patricia (Richard) Bies & Margaret "Peg" (Frank-deceased) Likar; brother, Daniel E. (deceased); (Karen) Collins, 18 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren; Born and raised in White Bear Lake. Married in 1952 to Donald J. McNeally. Raised her family in White Bear Lake for 34 years. In 1972 built a summer home in Hovland on the North Shore of Lake Superior. Retired there in 1988, during which time she was chief cook and bottle washer, until health reasons brought them to Vadnais Heights in 2010. Jeanne was artistic and had many hobbies including camping, traveling, painting, needle work, ceramics, upholstery, cooking & baking, and was an excellent seamstress. Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 A.M. Monday, April 1, 2013, St John's Church of Little Canada, 380 Little Canada Road East, Little Canada, MN. Visitation one hour prior. Interment at St. John's Cemetery. Memorials preferred to: Our Lady of Peace Hospice Home or HealthEast Home Hospice Care. Arrangements by Cremation Society of Minnesota.


Published in Pioneer Press from Mar. 27 to Mar. 31, 2013