Mary Lee Coco

Mary Lee Coco

January 10, 1942 – April 16, 2023

Preceded by parents, Margaret and Emmet O’Keefe; sisters, Shirley O’Keefe, Ellen Braun; niece, Barbara Braun.

Survived by beloved husband of 58 years, Albert C. Coco, DDS; sister-in-law, Loretta Kuehn; brother-in-law, Joseph Coco; many nephews and nieces.

VISITATION: Thursday, April 20, 5pm, with 7pm VIGIL SERVICE, at Christ the King Catholic Church.

MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Friday, 10am, Christ the King Catholic Church.

Interment: Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials to Coco O’Connor Legacy Endowment Scholarship at Creighton University; Nebraska Humane Society; or charity of your choice.

To view a live broadcast of the Service, please visit and click the “View Live Cast” button at the top of the home page.


  • Ralph & Juanita Marasco Posted April 18, 2023 6:37 pm

    Our deepest heartfelt sympathy to you Albert.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you 🙏🏻🕊️

  • Frank Mancuso Posted April 20, 2023 6:03 am

    Al my deepest sympathy. My prayers are with you.

  • Peggy and Mike Flesch Posted April 20, 2023 4:32 pm

    Dear Dr. Coco,
    We were so saddened to learn of Mary’s passing. We remember her as your sweet receptionist at your dental office. We have you in our hearts and prayers. Peggy and Mike Flesch

  • Patricia Schafer Posted April 21, 2023 4:01 am

    My thoughts are with you at this very difficult time. Truly enjoyed the company of Mary Lee at our cousin lunches.. She was a kind and thoughtful person. Love, cousin Pat.
    Peace to you.. cousin Pat.

  • Bayard Posted April 21, 2023 9:15 am

    I still remember, many years ago, my one and only time as a ring boy at the wedding. And what an awesome marriage it became! Very sad to hear this.

  • Cindy Franke Posted April 21, 2023 11:49 am

    Al, I am so sorry for your loss. Oh dear Mary Lee. She was a special lady. My thoughts our prayers are with you.

  • Maria Metge Posted April 22, 2023 5:29 am

    My heartfelt prayers go out to you Albert. Mary Lee was such. A kind person. Hold tight to all of your wonderful memories of her. Cousin Maria

  • Gordon Parry Posted April 22, 2023 8:28 am

    Dr. Coco the Parry family extends sincerest sympathy. We recall with fondness the stories of your travels and adventures with Mary Lee. It was always fun to hear about a planned or recent trip when at our dental appointments. May you find comfort in many wonderful memories and the love that you shared for over 58 years. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • George and Donna Filice Posted April 22, 2023 8:01 pm

    Dear Al, Donna and I were so so sorry to hear of Mary Lee’s passing. The time frame from our school days to
    Dear Al,
    Donna and I were so sorry to hear of Mary Lee’s passing..We know she will be greatly missed. The time from our dental school days to now has gone by so quickly. Here we now are all in our twilight years. Donna and I still remember what gracious hosts you both were when we were in Washington D.C. during our military service. May God bless you and be with you and your family during this time. Most sincerely, George and Donna
    George and Donna
    Yours sincerely, George and Donna
    Yours truly, George and Donna

  • Dr. Ralph And Bobbie Beyersdorf Posted April 25, 2023 3:07 pm

    Dear Al,
    We are so very sorry to hear of the loss of your sweetheart and Creighton basketball buddy,,Mary Lee.. You both have been a wonderful asset to Creighton University and Omaha,,kind and generous. What a blessing to have shared these many years.together.

    The class of ‘66 had a special bond and kinsman ship that was special .
    Prayers go out to you and your family.

    Ralph and Bobbie Beyersdorf

  • Diane luxford Posted April 28, 2023 6:36 pm

    What a shock to hear of your passing. What a privilege to have known you. God’s blessings to you.
    Diane Luxford.

  • Duane Matthes Posted April 29, 2023 4:37 pm

    Mary Lee was the perfect woman! You were a very lucky man! We did enjoy our time with her at many antique functions! She always hat that smile that wouldn’t go away!

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