Aycock Funeral Home

950 Ne Jensen Beach Blvd, Jensen Beach, FL


Maryellen Patricia Wiessel

September 13, 1940August 15, 2019

Maryellen Patricia Wiessel, longtime resident of Jackson Hole, WY, passed away on August 15, 2019 in Port St. Lucie, FL with her children and family by her side.

Born Sept 13, 1940 in South Plainfield, New Jersey, she graduated from South Plainfield High School. Maryellen moved to Toms River, NJ and raised her two children working as a waitress at the Red Ranch Cocktail Lounge in Brielle, NJ. She was well known for her exuberant energy and infectious smile.

She later married Jim Wiessel and they eventually retired to the small historic town of Jackson Hole, WY. Maryellen enjoyed being in the kitchen, gardening, fishing, card games and shuffleboard. She was known for putting the “happy” in happy hour, but most importantly was a loyal friend and a proud grandmother.

Maryellen is survived by her children, Jim Gitto and Kelly Gitto; grandchildren, Justin Gitto and Lauren Sredniawa; and great grandson, Grant Gitto. She is also survived by her step children, Trisha Martin and Sean Wiessel and step grandchildren, Cody, Conner, Callie, Jeremy and Robbie.

Maryellen was predeceased by parents, Gertrude Shultz and Edward McBride, as well as her brothers, Thomas, Albert, and Edward.

A gathering of family and friends will be held on Friday, August 23, 2019 from 2:00PM-4:00PM with a memorial service to begin at 3:00PM at Aycock Funeral Home in Jensen Beach.

Please sign her online guestbook at www.aycockjensenbeach.com


  • Gathering of Family and Friends Friday, August 23, 2019
  • Memorial Service Friday, August 23, 2019


Maryellen Patricia Wiessel

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Dalia Niederer

August 23, 2019

I lost my smile.....
You helped me find it again...
Smile with me ❤️

Diane Harley

August 22, 2019

I was fortunate enough to have Maryellen as a friend for many years. I’ve never known anyone like her. She brought so much joy to my life and could make my worst day a good one. I’ll miss our Sundays are Fundays, our game days, our talks about any and everything. You’ve only been gone a week and I have wanted to pick up the phone and call to tell you about something I saw so we could critique and laugh like crazy. I have so many memories of moments I treasure. I love you“ME” .

Joan DAddario

August 21, 2019

Dear Kelly , Jimmy G. and family,
The words are difficult to find when you feel empty and have a hole in your heart - but oh- what wonderful memories we all have with Maryellen.!I miss my BFF . My thoughts and prayers are with you all ❤️ Joan

Dalia Niederer

August 21, 2019

I miss you every day. I will miss our almost daily phone calls. I’ll miss your smile, your caring nature, and your generous heart. I’ll miss your infectious laugh and colorful language. I’ll miss games days in Jackson ....mostly....I’ll miss you.
You touched so many people in a positive way.
My deepest condolences to your family.....rest in peace Maryellen.

Jennifer Hardy-Wiessel

August 21, 2019

Ever since I met Maryellen, she always had a smile on her face and warmth in her heart. She welcomed to me into her family with open arms. She had a great sense of humor and was an awesome baker and cook. I enjoyed playing games with her like Scrabble and even learned Mexican train from her. She will forever live in my heart.