Sunday, December 2, 2012

Mary Ann (Nelson) Caffery

Mary Ann Caffery, age 79, passed away at Wheaton Franciscan Hospital on Sunday, December 2, 2012. She was born in Rock Island, IL, on January 5, 1933. She was the daughter of the late Konrad and Margaret (Schroeder) Nelson.

Mary Ann was a graduate of Rock Island High School “Class of 1951.”  She was united in marriage to Richard T. Caffery on April 18, 2009, in Racine, WI, and was previously married to Adrian Beaudry, who passed away in 2000. She was a former member, board member and volunteer for over thirty-five years at Trinity Medical Center, formerly Franciscan Hospital, and St. Anthony’s Hospital of Rock Island. In her spare time she was an avid walker. Above all she treasured her time with family and friends.

She is survived by her husband, Richard Caffery of Racine; her son, Eric Beaudry of Rock Island; her daughter, Dee Dee (Mike) Doeckel of Woodstock, GA; her grandchildren, Dan Beaudry, Kaitlin and Landon Doeckel and Jennifer (John) Haig; three great-grandchildren, Arista, Aislyn and Cullen Haig; sister, Donnie (Ed) Cwynar of Rockford, IL, and two stepsons, Brandon (and daughter, Lindsey) and Brian Beaudry; nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends. In addition to her parents and first husband she was preceded in death by her daughter, Sheree Woodburn, who passed away in 1995; and sister, Sonya Caffery in 2007.

Funeral services will be held at the Wheelan-Pressley Funeral Home, 3030 7th Ave., in Rock Island, IL, on Thursday, December 6, 2012, at 1 p.m. Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the funeral home on Thursday from 11 a.m. until time of service at 1 p.m. Interment will follow at Rock Island Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to Friends of Trinity, 2170 17th St., Rock Island, IL 61201.

A private celebration of life will be held in Racine at a later date.

803 Main St., Racine (262) 634-7888

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