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Mary Veronica (O'Brien) Mallon Obituary
Mallon, Mary Veronica (O'Brien)

Mary (O'Brien) Mallon died Monday afternoon June 11, 2012 after living with Alzheimer 's disease for many years. Mary, the only child of William and Edna (Hill) O' Brien, was born October 26, 1920 in Chicago, Illinois. She was raised by her grandparents Patrick and Catherine (Lyons) O'Brien after the early deaths of her parents. She graduated from St. Thomas the Apostle High School and attended Mundelein College in Chicago.

On December 6, 1945 Mary married Robert J. Mallon (Bob) at St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Chicago (Hyde Park). They had three children - Kathy, Terry, and Greg. In 1950 Mary and Bob moved with their first two children to Green Bay (where their third child was born).

Mary was a loving and involved wife and mother who led an exemplary Christian life. She was a Scout leader, a faithful Little League fan, and a supporter of the many other activities in which her children participated. She and her husband were co-presidents of the St. Norbert College Parents' Association. She will be especially remembered for being a selfless caregiver to family and friends.

Together Mary and Bob travelled throughout the United States and North America as well as to many places around the world including Europe, South America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. One of the most memorable trips for Mary was a visit to the homesteads of her grandparents in Ireland. She also enjoyed activities with her friends such as playing Bridge and golfing. She was part of a rug-hooking group and a birthday group. Mary will be remembered for her cooking, sewing, knitting, and letter-writing as well.

Mary is survived by her daughter Kathleen (Kathy) Mallon De Pere, Wisconsin; her son Terrance (Terry) Mallon married to Nieves (Bot) and their children Angelica (Jecko) Mallon and Marie Mallon, Tokyo, Japan; and her son Gregory (Greg) Mallon married to Kathryn (Kathy), West Lafayette, Indiana, and their children, Anne Blackfield (Jake Soderberg), Baltimore, Maryland, and David (Amy) Blackfield, Northbrook, Illinois. She is also survived by her sister-in-law Virginia Randolph, her nieces and nephews and their families as well as by many dear friends. Mary was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, her grandparents, and her uncles and her aunts.

Visitation will take place on Monday, June 18, 2012 at Lyndahl Funeral Home, 1350 Lombardi Avenue, from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm with a prayer service at 7:00 pm. Visitation will continue on Tuesday, June 19th at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 220 South Michigan Street, De Pere from 10:00 am until the Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am. Entombment will be at Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum. Online condolences may be expressed at


Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette from June 14 to June 17, 2012
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