Mary M. Bonnett

Mary M. Bonnett

January 5, 1937- August 19, 2023

Mary was born to Frank and Mercedes Ryan on January 5, 1937, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She was the oldest of four children. Mary began her college education at College of Saint Teresa in Winona, Minnesota, and finished at the University of St. Thomas in Saint Paul, Minnesota. After graduating, she worked as an English Teacher in the different Catholic schools around Minneapolis. The door was always open to family and friends. She was always ready to have a cup of coffee and talk.

Mary married Jerome “Joe” Bonnett on June 11, 1960. After several moves the family landed in Omaha, Nebraska to stay. She was an avid reader and became the Store Manager of “Read All About It” bookstore in Omaha.

She was preceded in death by her parents; grandson, Sean; and son, Joe Jr. Her brother Mike passed less than 24 hours after her death. Mary is survived by her husband of 63 years, Jerome “Joe”; sister, Paula (Mike); brother, George(Nancy); sons, Mike and Patrick; daughters, Erin, Maura and Bridget (Jerry); 13 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren.

VISITATION: Monday August 28, 2023 5-7 p.m. at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 5801 Oak Hills Dr., followed by a VIGIL SERVICE: at 7 p.m. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Tuesday August 29, 2023 11 a.m. at Church. INTERMENT: Calvary Cemetery.

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  • Gene & Margaret Baier Posted August 27, 2023 10:27 am

    You have our sympathy. Mary was a wonderful person, knew her well from being at Sandoz school for many years. and her children as well. Also being members of St. John Vianney church. May she rest in peace.

  • Jim and Claudia Morgia Posted August 27, 2023 11:09 am

    Claudia and I send our deepest condolences to your family. Rest in peace.

  • Gloria Jorgensen Posted August 27, 2023 11:34 am

    Such a dear sweet friend. Will miss not seeing and talking with her.

  • Colleen Bonnett Posted August 27, 2023 4:16 pm

    My sincere condolences to Uncle Joe and all of their children and grandchildren. I enjoyed many talks with aunt Mary. May she rest in peace. Sending love and prayers during this difficult time to the family.

  • Micki Mahowald Posted August 28, 2023 8:06 am

    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Mary was always such a fun and sweet mom – always happy to drive us around and make sure the kids were entertained. She was always so sweet and generous to everyone she met… she will be missed!

  • Joan Kozisek Posted August 29, 2023 9:50 am

    Dear Joe and Family–I was so very shocked and saddened to read of Mary’s passing. I remember with great fondness all of our chats during Brazen Head Wednesdays. She was so kind and encouraging to me during those times. May the angels sign her to her rest, and may God comfort your grieving hearts. I am so very sorry; my deepest sympathy to you all.

  • Jo Randall Posted August 29, 2023 6:50 pm

    Dear Joe children grandchildren and family. Please accept our deepest sympathy at Mary‘s passing. Mary was a phenomenal woman devoted to her family church in France. May all your wonderful memories comfort you during this heartbreaking time. We are sharing your sadness. God bless all of you. Love John Rob Brandy Jeff Samantha & Nick.

  • Roberta J. Megel Posted August 30, 2023 11:39 am

    Emma and family, Sending heartfelt sympathy and prayers.

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