Sunday, July 13, 2014

Obituary: Marie "Mary" (Smith) Burgess - Class of 1965

McFARLAND - Marie "Mary" Burgus, age 67, of McFarland, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at her home. Mary was born on Feb. 24, 1947, in Madison, the daughter of Lester A. and Eileen Smith. She graduated from Madison Central High School in 1965. She married Albert Burgus Jr. on Aug. 28, 1965, in Madison. Mary worked at St. Mary's Hospital for many years, retiring in 2012. The most important things in Mary's life were her family and her pets. Mary is survived by her husband, Al; son, James (Jill); brothers, Michael (Carol) Smith and Frank (Lynne) Smith; sister, Patricia (Terry) Sellers; brother-in-law, Joe (Sandy) Burgus; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Virginia and Albert Burgus Sr.; a sister, Susan Smith; and sister-in-law, Mary Mazeika. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at CHRIST THE KING CATHOLIC CHURCH, 5306 Main St., McFarland, at 6 p.m. on Monday, July 14, 2014, with Father D. Stephen Smith presiding. A private burial will be at Roselawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be held at the church from 4 p.m. until the time of the Mass on Monday. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund will be established  

 Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on July 13, 2014. Submitted by Michael Vahldieck (Class of 1968).

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