Mary Jo Ceniti
1949 - 2021

Ceniti, Mary Jo (Josephine)

MINERAL POINT - Mary Jo (Josephine) Ceniti, age 71, of Mineral Point, passed away Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, after a long, courageous battle with amyloid and cancer. She passed away surrounded by her family at Upland Hills Hospital.

Mary Jo was born on Dec. 15, 1949, to the late LaVerne and Josephine Cody (Schuerman). She attended elementary school in Linden and then later graduated from Mineral Point High School in 1968. After high school, she attended technical school in Madison. On Sept. 27, 1969, she married the love of her life, Frank Ceniti.

Mary Jo started working at Farmers Savings Bank in 1969 in bookkeeping. She worked her way through almost every department and later became the first woman President and Chairman of the Board of Farmers Savings Bank. When she retired after 51 years, she was named Emeritus Chairman of the Board. Mary Jo was a champion of the bank and the community of Mineral Point. She was a member of many boards throughout the years: Mineral Point Chamber of Commerce, Mineral Point Library Board, Economic Development Committee, St Paul Cemetery Treasurer and Church Council, just to name a few. She was instrumental in the creation of the Mineral Point Community Foundation and was later recognized by a gift in Mary Jo and Frank's name by Farmers Savings Bank to the foundation.

Faith, Family, Friends, and Community is what Mary Jo's life revolved around. She was a long-time member and supporter of SS Mary & Paul Catholic Church. Mary Jo loved to cook and bake and loved family gatherings and meals. She was an avid supporter of Mineral Point Wrestling where she supported her brother, Bob, and later her grandson, Ross. She also attended many girls basketball and softball games for Krista and Maddie. Frank and Mary Jo enjoyed spending time with their friends, most notable is the group lovingly known as the 6 Pack, who could always be found together at a certain place in Dubuque or on vacations together.

Mary Jo is survived by her husband, Frank; her daughters and grandchildren, Jolena (Dean) and their children, Ross and Madelyn, and Krista (Josh) and their children, Tatum and Mila; her brothers, Mark (Maria) Cody and Bob (Jody) Cody; and her aunt and uncle, Bob and Helen Schuerman. She is also survived by her brothers-in-law, Rocco Jr. and Joe; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Mary Jo was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Mike; her sister-in-law, Karen Cody; her in-laws, Rocco and Lena Ceniti; her sister-in-law, Florence Ceniti; a special part of the 6 Pack, Bill Schmitz; and many other relatives and friends.

A private family Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday at 1 p.m. at St Mary & Paul Catholic Church in Mineral Point, where the funeral will be live-streamed through the St Mary & Paul Catholic Church Facebook page. Burial will be in St. Paul's Cemetery. A visitation with masks and social distancing will be held on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the church.

Memorials may be mailed to the Gorgen Funeral Home in c/o Mary Jo Ceniti.

Gorgen Funeral Home

310 Ridge St.

Mineral Point, WI 53565

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Published by on Jan. 6, 2021.
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St Mary & Paul Catholic Church
, Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Mass of Christian Burial
St Mary & Paul Catholic Church
, Mineral Point, Wisconsin
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Sorry for your loss. She was one of the good ones. Hang in there, she will be missed by all.
Gregg May
January 10, 2021