|Birth: ||Sep. 28, 1934|
North Dakota, USA
|Death: ||Jun. 23, 2011|
Mary Ann passed away June 23, 2011 and entered her Father's house after a courageous battle with cancer.
She's now joyously with her Creator, and Savior, Jesus Christ.
She was born 9-28-34 in Fargo, North Dakota and named Mary Maxine Voltz. Two weeks later she was adopted by her loving parents, Carl and Jerry Maassen, she was renamed Mary Ann Maassen and was raised in Bismarck until their move to West Seattle in the early 1940s.
She married her first husband Bill Hancock in 1951 and raised their five children in West Seattle, Chehalis, Mountlake Terrace and finally in Mount Vernon in 1976.
She worked in the restaurant industry for many years in various positions and married Faustino (Gus) Cecotti in 1989.
Mary Ann's life passions included, enjoying fully in the lives of her children and grandchildren, cooking for family and friends, gardening, making dry flower arrangements, boating in the San Juan Islands and was a dedicated volunteer for the Mount Vernon Elks Club for many years.
Mary Ann was preceded in death by Carl and Jerry Maassen and Bill Hancock.
She is survived by her husband, Gus; her sister, Fran Bellomo; her children, Bill, Cheryl, Robert, Brian and Brad; her grandchildren, Bryan, Jason, Kelsey, Brandon, Justin and Casey; and her great-grandchild, Riley.
To those of you whose path crossed hers, you experienced her kindness, selfless giving, humility, and gentle compassion. She was, for many, a visible expression of God's unconditional love and we will miss her greatly.
Funeral Mass Friday, July 1, 2011, 11:00 a.m., Saint Charles Church, 935 Peterson Rd., Burlington, WA 98233, reception following.
Memorial contributions may be made in her honor to the charity of your choice.
Let us be Christ's true disciples
Looking to another's need;
Making stony pathways smoother
By a gentle word or deed.
Arrangements are under the care of Hawthorne Funeral Home, Mount Vernon
Published in Skagit Valley Herald Publishing Company from June 28 to June 30, 2011
Created by: Barb
Record added: Jun 28, 2011
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