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Mary Ann (O'Connor) Hawkins
March 16, 1935 ~ November 5, 2023 (age 88) 88 Years Old
Born on the family farm, Benson, MN 3/16/35 Died at age 88, Roseville, 11/5/23
Mass of Christian burial Friday, Nov. 10, 10:30 am at the Church of the Holy Childhood, 1435 Midway Pkwy. Visitation Thursday, Nov. 9, 5:00 to 7:30 pm, Roseville Memorial Chapel, 2245 N. Hamline Ave, and one hour prior to funeral at the church.
Preceded in death by son Michael, parents John and Ethel O’Connor (McQuaid), brother Jim (Betty) O’Connor, and in-laws Jack Shekleton, Dan Hawkins, and Joan Hawkins.
Survived by loving husband of 63 years, Richard (Dick), children Mary (Jim) Wappes, Kathleen (Kelvin) Oscarson, Ann-Marie (Tom) Magee, Jim (Heather), and John (Theresa). Her 19 grandchildren: Brendan (fiancée Emily), Marie, Michael (Katie), Deacon Joe, Jacinta, Ben, Bella, Rosa, Jake, Sophia, Owen, Elizabeth, Michaela, Amanda, Dominic, Morgan, Josie, Charlie, and Finn, siblings Margaret Shekleton, Pat (Joanne) O’Connor, special cousin Ann Schoenbauer, in-laws Hugh Hawkins, Jerry (Dorothy) Hawkins, and many nieces, nephews, and dear friends.
Graduated Benson HS 1953, St. Teresa’s College in Winona 1958 and married Dick in 1960. Mary Ann was proud of her Irish heritage, being a farm girl, and graduating from a one-room schoolhouse. She placed faith, family, and service to others at the center of her life. She was a loving caregiver for her children, grandchildren, aging parents, neighbors, parish family, and any in the broader community needing extra support. She will be remembered for her gentle and kind ways and will be dearly missed.
In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred: Michael Hawkins Scholarship Fund at Holy Childhood Catholic Church or Jack’s Basket (celebrating children with Down syndrome)