February 18, 1942 – March 14, 2021
Beloved wife of the late Joseph. Loving mother of Alisa (Steven). Adored grandmother of Brian (Melina), Melissa (Ryan) and Andrew (Jessica). Cherished Gigi of Kaiden, Jolie, Avianna and Lucia.
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Craig and Dawn Kehres
March 20, 2021
Things move a little slower in Ohio than they do in New York... but that never seemed to have an impact on Aunt Maryann when she, Uncle Joe and Alisa would come to visit. She was always on the go and it seemed she gave Aunt Lucy a run for her money on finding ways to stay busy, which wasn't easy to do. My mom (Joe's sister Ruth) was always amazed that she found so many things to do in the local area... more than we even knew existed. Maryann was the kind of person who was going to make the most out of every minute on Earth, and I imagine she probably did. She was a kind hearted person and remains an inspiration.
Jane and Greg Butler
March 18, 2021
My Aunt Maryann was a delightful person and loved by all she encountered. She will be missed by all. Our deepest condolences are extended to the family.
Greg and Jane
John and Donna Rietschlin
March 18, 2021
Having lived now in Canada for nearly 50 years, the times when we were together with Aunt Maryann and Uncle Joe were few. In many years, our contact was limited to an annual Christmas card.
One favourite memory is from the occasion of the estate auction following Grandma Rietschlin’s death (Uncle Joe’s mom). Aunt Maryann purchased Grandma and Grandpa Rietschlin’s wedding china and proceeded to ensure that each grandchild was given a piece. Ours is now hanging in our home beside their wedding photo.
Our most recent time together came in July, 2018 when Donna and I visited NYC. Aunt Maryann drove into the city on two successive days to spend time with us, to show us some of the places that had been important to her in her childhood, and to share many stories. We spent time together at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, including the Cloisters. Our conversations during that visit included much sharing of our common passion for including people with intellectual disabilities in society and especially in the church. We were so profoundly grateful that Aunt Maryann made this special effort to share herself with us in this way—but that was just the kind of person she was. We dreamed of another visit, but now that is not to be. We are confident that Aunt Maryann and her beloved husband “Uncle Joe” are together smiling down on all of us.
Our prayers and condolences to all her family.
John and Donna Rietschlin, Ottawa, Canada