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Mary L. Pecha

April 24, 1917 January 19, 2012
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Mary Lorraine Pecha, 94, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 19, 2012, at Community Memorial Hospital, Oconto Falls. Mary was born on April 24, 1917 in Oconto to the late Peter and Leona (Carriveau) Shallow. On May 30, 1939, Mary was united in marriage to Archie Pecha at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Oconto. Archie preceded her in death on October 30, 1997. She lived in Oconto all her life on the family homestead. Archie and Mary owned and operated a tavern/gas station/grocery store for 27 years, which was started by her father and mother. Mary was a caregiver for her father and mother and anyone else who needed help. She worked at Frigo Cheese, had a foster home and worked with Respite Care for many years. Her home was always open to family, friends, and any stray animals. She was a member of Holy Trinity Parish, Oconto, and St. Anne’s Society. Mary came from a family of 22 children whom she was the last survivor. Mary will be sadly missed by 3 sons and daughters-in-law, Roger & Jackie, Neal & Cathy, and Ron & Anita, all of Oconto; 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Patricia & Ray Trever, Kelly Lake; and Cindy, Oconto; 2 sisters-in-law Bernice (John) Goetz, Oconto and Evelyn Saucier, Coleman; 12 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great grandchildren; a very special person, Shirley Retzlaff, Oconto; and her lap dog, Sophie. She was preceded in death by her husband, Archie; an infant daughter; a son Harland; a daughter, Jane Marie; a grandson, Dale; a great-great grandson, Odis Davis; and 21 brothers and sisters. The family will receive relatives and friends at the Gallagher Funeral Home, Oconto, from 4 to 8 PM Sunday, January 22, 2012 with St. Anne’s Rosary at 4:30 PM and prayer services by Deacon Walter Kaszynski at 7 PM. Visitation will continue on Monday, January 23 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Oconto, from 9 to 11 AM. Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated 11 AM Monday at the church with the Rev. Joel Sember officiating. Burial will be at the Oconto Catholic Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at www.gallagherfuneralhome.net. Special thanks to daughter Cindy, Karen Carlin, and staff of Community Memorial Hospital for the love and comfort given to mom during this difficult time.

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Visitation

Sunday

22

Jan

4:00 PM 1/22/2012 4:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 1/22/2012 8:00:00 PM
Gallagher Funeral Home & Cremation Service

217 Congress St.
Oconto, WI 54153

Gallagher Funeral Home & Cremation Service
217 Congress St. Oconto 54153 WI
United States

Service

Sunday

22

Jan

4:30 PM 1/22/2012 4:30:00 PM
Gallagher Funeral Home & Cremation Service

217 Congress St.
Oconto, WI 54153

Gallagher Funeral Home & Cremation Service
217 Congress St. Oconto 54153 WI
United States

Service

Sunday

22

Jan

7:00 PM 1/22/2012 7:00:00 PM
Gallagher Funeral Home & Cremation Service

217 Congress St.
Oconto, WI 54153

Gallagher Funeral Home & Cremation Service
217 Congress St. Oconto 54153 WI
United States

Visitation

Monday

23

Jan

9:00 AM 1/23/2012 9:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 1/23/2012 11:00:00 AM
Holy Trinity Catholic Church

300 Arbutus Avenue
Oconto, WI 54153

Holy Trinity Catholic Church
300 Arbutus Avenue Oconto 54153 WI
United States

Service

Monday

23

Jan

11:00 AM 1/23/2012 11:00:00 AM
Holy Trinity Catholic Church

300 Arbutus Avenue
Oconto, WI 54153

Holy Trinity Catholic Church
300 Arbutus Avenue Oconto 54153 WI
United States
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