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Mary Anne Minneci


Mary Anne Minneci
Mary Anne Minneci

OTTAWA — Mary Anne Minneci, 95, of Ottawa, passed away Tuesday morning, Oct. 9, at her daughter’s home in Princeton surrounded by her family.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church with the Rev. David M. Kipfer officiating. Burial will follow in St. Columba Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday evening at Gladfelter-Roetker Funeral Home with Rosary at 3:45 p.m.

Pallbearers will be Patrick Farrell, Steve Thrush, Ed and Evan Schaibley, Jordan and Erica Roetker and Katie Farrell.

Mary Anne was born Dec. 14, 1922, in Joliet, the daughter of Vito and Anna (Verona) Leone. She married Philip Minneci on Oct. 8, 1949, at St. Columba Church in Ottawa. He preceded her in death Feb. 8, 1993.

Survivors include her children, Philip M. (Kim) Minneci, of Scottsdale, Ariz., Kathryn (Patrick) Farrell, of Princeton, Teresa (Edward) Schaibley and Annette (Steven) Thrush, both of Marseilles; her grandchildren, Katie Farrell, Jennifer (David) Newell, Christopher Minneci, Erica (Jordan) Roetker and Claire, Evan and Emily Schaibley; one great-granddaughter, Mackenzie Roetker; and two sisters, Theresa Masinelli, of Ottawa, and Frances Minneci, of Beverly Hills, Fla.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Josephine Minneci.

Mary Anne was a member of St. Columba Church, where she had formerly sung in the choir and was a Eucharistic minister. She was also a member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars auxiliaries. She was a volunteer at the hospital, Rerunsa and for the city as well as volunteering for Judge Peg McDonnell Breslin.

Hobbies she enjoyed included crocheting, playing bingo, going to the gambling boat and traveling.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family.

To share a memory or light a candle, please visit or Gladfelter Funeral Home on Facebook.

Gladfelter-Roetker Funeral Home and Cremation Services

1601 E. Norris Drive, Ottawa, IL 61350


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