My condolences go out to all of you who loved Mary, especially Leah, Pete and Andy. I will always remember your mom's wonderful laugh.
Age 72 of Stillwater, MN Passed away from complications of sarcoidosis on November 21, 2018. Preceded in death by parents Mary Ellen and Thomas and sister Shannon. Survived by daughter Leah Kemp Torgerud and husband Tom Torgerud, (Katie, Stephano, Markus, Bob, Ariel, Tomm, Megg). Son Peter Kemp and his children Tommy, Abigail, Andrew, Nik and Amie. Son Andy Kemp and partner Sarah Johnson and their children Mara and Lucy. Siblings Patty, Kathy (Todd), Tommy (Darla), Mark (Cookie), Janet, Jo, Ann and Myles. Aunts Harriet Marchetti, Francis O'Connor and Florence Thurmer, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Mary was passionate about art, cooking, decorating, tennis and politics but was most passionate about her children and grandchildren. She taught us about faith, the human condition and about compassion for others. We will miss her more than anyone can imagine. Mass of Christian Burial, Thursday 11AM at St. Michael's Catholic Church, 611 3rd St. N., Stillwater. Visitation Wednesday 4-7PM at O'Halloran & Murphy, 575 S. Snelling Ave., St. Paul and one hour prior to the Mass at church. We would like to thank her care team: sister Jo, second daughter and Leah's best friend, Christy, Hospice Nurse Bonnie, and the nurses and palliative care nurse practitioners at United Hospital. 651-698-0796
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Published in Pioneer Press on Nov. 25, 2018.