Mary T. Mackey (nee Albanese) went home to the Lord and was reunited with her beautiful son Michael on Monday September 23, 2019 at the young age of 66, while surrounded by her loving family, after a BOLD and COURAGEOUS battle with cancer.
Loving wife to William L. Mackey and the late Robert J. Biancuzzo. Selfless and adored mother to Gina (Scott), the late Michael, Laura, Katie (Mike) and Andrea (Omar). Irreplaceable Yaya to Carter, Gavin, Brady, Zachary, Kaitlyn, Brianna, Billy, Adeline and soon to arrive baby boy Andrade. Nurturing sister to Christine, Dominic (Jean), the late Tony, Annette, Luann, the late Carol, Cathy (Perry) and Paul (Lena). Gentle aunt to Theresa, Mary, Annie, John Paul, Olive, Birdie, Dave, Erica, Brenda, April, Anthony, the late Kyle, Tyler, Josh, Cailey, Paul, Dominic and Isaiah.
Mary loved to surround herself with family and was always creating unforgettable memories for those she cherished. She was “The Rock” of our family; she loved fiercely and unconditionally and was adored by all who had the privilege to know her. She enjoyed gardening, reading, puzzles, knitting, walking and hiking, and riding on the back of her husbands Harley. Mary was a nurse for over 40 years; she was devoted to her career and loved nothing more than nurturing and caring for others.
A special thank you to Dr. Jonathan Thompson and staff at Froedtert Hospital; for the diligent care and compassion they showed to Mary and her family during this incredibly difficult journey. Also a huge thank you to the amazing staff on the 8th floor of SFAC and the NICU.
A memorial gathering will take place at Southbrook Church, 11010 W. Saint Martins Rd, Franklin, on Saturday September 28th. The family will receive friends from 2pm until the 4pm service time; with a private burial at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lung Cancer Foundation of America in Mary’s name.
The Lord is my Shepard, I shall not be in want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. Psalms 23
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|Gina Schiek||12/19/2019||$50.00||maureen krolikowski||12/07/2019||$50.00||She is always with you Gina!||Chris and Jenny Martineau||10/12/2019||$150.00||She was a wonderful woman that was taken too soon.||John Swiertz||10/03/2019||$25.00||Weyco Group Accounting Department||09/30/2019||$150.00||In memory of Mary Mackey, from your friends in the accounting department at Weyco Group, Inc.||Tammy Schiek||09/28/2019||$50.00||Mary epitomized all that is good in this world. May her legacy continue in the hearts of those who knew and loved her.||Molly Schuld||09/27/2019||$40.00||Andrea and Omar - I’m so very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my heart and prayers. May Mary rest easy and may her strength continue to live on in you and so many others.||Kathryn Mackey Dennis||09/24/2019||$100.00||From Katie, Mike, Brianna, & Billy We miss you already Yaya!|