Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Obituary: Mary (McGuire) Byrne - Class of 1930

MIDDLETON - Mary McGuire Byrne, age 91, died on Monday, Jan 3, 2005, surrounded by her family at Middleton Village Nursing Home. She was born on June 7, 1913, in Quincy, Ill., the daughter of Mark and Carolyn (Laydon) McGuire. She graduated from Madison Central High School, and later attended and graduated from UW-Madison. She owned and operated with her mother, Carolyn, the millinery business known as Carolyn Hats. Mary and her late husband, John T. "Jack," also operated Weber's Restaurant on State Street, in Madison. Survivors include four children, Timothy (Gail) Byrne of Middleton, Mary (Peter) Rowe of Laguna Beach, Calif., John (Michelle) Byrne of Acworth, Ga., and Michael Byrne of Laguna Beach, Calif.; eight grandchildren, Brendan, Erin and Dillon Byrne, Carolyn, Meghan and Matthew Rowe, Carolyn and Devin Byrne; a sister-in-law, Patricia McGuire of Winona, Minn.; and two cousins, Jack and Tom Layton. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John T.; and a brother, John McGuire. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at OUR LADY QUEEN OF PEACE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 405 S. Owen Drive, on Thursday, Jan 6, 2005, at 11 a.m. Monsignor Kenneth Fiedler will officiate with burial in Resurrection Cemetery. Friends may call after 10 a.m. on Thursday at the church until the service time. Memorials may be made to HospiceCare; or the charity of one's choice. A special thank you to Dr. Mark Timmerman, Dr. Charles Diggs and Dr. Gary Licklider, who over the years have participated in Mom's excellent care. Also a special thank you to the all of the staff at Middleton Village Nursing Home, especially, Cindy, Becky, Dawn, Tara, Nan and Angel. Joyce-Ryan Funeral Home & Cremation Services 5701 Odana Road (608) 274-1000.

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on January 4, 2005

Note: Mary (McGuire) Byrne's graduation year is based on information in a June 6, 1930 article in the Wisconsin State Journal listing the Central High School graduates. She is listed as Mary Virginia McGuire.

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