Mary Louise Suardini

ISHPEMING, MI – Mary Louise (Donato) Suardini, age 79 of 718 E. Ridge St. Ishpeming entered into eternal peace on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at the Marquette General Hospital following a lengthy illness and was surrounded by her loving family.

Mary Lou was born on October 17, 1934 in Ishpeming the daughter of the late Nicholas & Evelyn (Matheson) Donato. Mary Lou married Joseph Peter Suardini on November 8, 1952 at the St. John’s Catholic Church in Ishpeming and together they had six children.

Mary Lou was a devoted wife, mother, daughter and most importantly to her Catholic faith. She had many talents that she used to bring joy to others. To her family and her community she is known for her fabulous cooking, knitting, hairdressing and her love of the “game”. She worked very hard during her years at the Elks Lodge and VFW and her legacy lives on in her recipes that continue there. Mary Lou was a member of the St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and the VFW Post #4573 Ladies Auxiliary. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 58 years, Joseph Peter Suardini on June 17, 2011, her devoted son, David John Suardini on April 23, 1994, and her siblings Victor, David, Art & Daniel Donato.

Survivors include 5 children Charles Joseph Suardini of Ishpeming, Michael (Vickie) Suardini of Ishpeming, Nancy (David) Coron of Ishpeming, Joseph (Rhonda) Suardini of Munising and Mary Jo (Michael) Bosio of Neenah, WI, Brothers and Sisters Rocco (Janet) Donato of CA, Stella (Bob) Ball of CA, Tony (Dee) Donato of Ishpeming, Irene (Gert) Cevigney of Ishpeming, Rose (Dione “Chic”) Cecchini of Ishpeming, Ralph (Helen) Donato of Neenah, James (Barb) Donato of Ishpeming and Nicholas Donato of Ishpeming, sister-in-law Mary (Jerry) Valenti of Ishpeming, brother-in-law Peter (Janet) Suardini of Ishpeming, 16 grandchildren Adrianne Suardini, Zachary Suardini, Linda Zhulkie, Michael Suardini, Jennifer Hill, David Coron, Crystal Coron, Nicholas Suardini, Sara Suardini, David Suardini, Kevin Suardini, Sherry Suardini, Charissa Johnson, Michael Bosio, Paul Bosio and Katherine Bosio, 9 great grandchildren, a great great grandson, along with numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will greet relatives and friends from 10:30 am 12:00 noon on Monday March 3, 2014 at the St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Ishpeming. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12:00noon on Monday, March 3, 2014 at the St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church with the Rev. Fr. Greg Heikkala to officiate. Interment will take place at the Ishpeming Cemetery. A luncheon will follow the services in the K-D Hall at the Church.

Mary Lou’s obituary may also be viewed at bjorkandzhulkie.com where relatives and friends may leave a note of remembrance.