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In Memory of Mary Louise Girard

Visitation and Prayer Service

3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wednesday July 10, 2019
O'Connell Family Funeral Home
520 11th Street South
Hudson WI, 54016

Visitation 9-11AM, followed by Mass at 11AM, and Burial at 12 Noon

9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Friday July 12, 2019
Divine Mercy Parish
800 Marquette Ave
South Milwaukee WI, 53172

Mary Louise Girard, age 53, unexpectedly passed away on Tuesday, July 2, 2019. She was born on July 9, 1965 and attended school in South Milwaukee WI, where she met her high school sweetheart, Stephan Girard. On September 19, 1987, Mary and Stephan were forever united in marriage at St. Mary’s Parish. They began an exciting new chapter of life by relocating to Hudson, WI in 2002.

As a devoted, remarkable, and one-of-a-kind wife and mother, Mary brought life, laughter, love, and passion into every relationship. Her warmth, kindness and welcoming nature left lasting impressions in the hearts of many through her commitment to friendships and volunteering.

Mary’s passing is succeeded by her parents’, George and Alberta (Gestl) Schaefer. She will forever remain in the hearts of her husband, Stephan, and beloved children, Alexander, Zachary and Natalie. In addition to her siblings, Christopher (Kerry) Schaefer and their children, Nicholas, Benjamin and Rachel, as well as Margaret (Damon) West and their children, Amy and Lauren, and other extended relatives and countless friends.

A gathering of family and friends will be held from 3-7 PM Wednesday, July 10, 2019 followed by a prayer service at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home in Hudson. Mary will be laid to eternal rest at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery following a Mass, after visitation from 9-11AM on Friday, July 12, 2019 at Divine Mercy Parish of South Milwaukee.

Memorials for Mary may be directed to the Acres for Life Memorial Fund or by mail at 18323 July Ave N, Forest Lake MN 55025

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    • This is very saddening news and my heart and prayers go out to the family. My current boss went to school with the Schaefer family and mentioned it to me today. My heartfelt condolences to all.

    • Mary was one-of-a-kind!! Our lives were touched by Her love of family, friends and horses! We are grateful our paths crossed and will carry memories in our hearts forever.
      Love, The Acres for Life Team (both human and horse)