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Mary Ann Colassacco

GREEN BAY, Wis. - Mary Ann Colassacco, 81, passed away peacefully on March 16, 2020, with family by her side at Alpha Senior Concepts in Green Bay.

Born Jan. 7, 1939, daughter of the late Earl and Clara (Hedtke) Dennison, she married Lawrence Colassacco on June 8, 1963, at St. Rose Catholic Church in Clintonville.

Larry preceded her in death on April 20, 2015.

Mary never met a stranger as she befriended everyone she encountered. She gave selflessly to everyone in her life. Mary was a lifelong nurse, initially in the hospital then the nursing home and finally as a public health nurse for Marinette County. A member of St. Mary Catholic Parish, she was involved in many church activities, including traveling to the elderly and shut-ins giving out Communion.

She loved spending time with her family at the cottage swimming, telling stories around the campfire, and cooking up delectable dishes. Every day spent together was unforgettable - filled with love, laughter and joy.

Mary is survived by three daughters, Ann (Scot) Cameron and their children, Amanda (Eric) and Garrett; Tammy (Lee) Backman and their children, Kaitlyn and Matthew; and Kathy (Doug) Grun and their children, John, Jennifer, Lexie and James; a son, Larry (Tammy) Colassacco and their children, Lance, Vincent, Ellie and Onika; and two great-grandchildren, Easton and Cameron. She is also survived by, brother-in-law, Robert (Kitti) Colassacco; and sisters-in-law, Hilda Dennison, Florence Dennison and Vivian Colassacco.

Along with her parents and husband, Lawrence, she was preceded in death by her father- and mother-in-law, Fiore and Anna Colassacco; her four brothers, Robert, John, James and Earl T; her sisters-in-law, Grace Dennison and Jackie Alexandroni; and brothers-in-law, William Colassacco and Louis Alexandroni.

Private family services will be held for now. With Mary being a public health nurse she would not want to put her friends and relatives at risk during this time, so a funeral Mass will be held and announced at a later date. Berth & Rosenthal Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

The Colassacco family would like to thank Kaitlyn Borman and the rest of the staff of Alpha Senior Concepts in Green Bay for their compassionate and loving care of their mother.

In lieu of flowers donations can be sent to the Lawrence and Mary Colassacco Scholarship Fund, c/o The M & M Area Community Foundation, 1110 10th Ave., Menominee, MI 49858.