Mary Ann O'Hara

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Mary Ann O’Hara, 82, of Bay City, our empathetic, kind, and loving wife, mother, grandma, and GG was born into eternal life on the morning of Monday, September 25, 2017 at McLaren Bay Region. Mary Ann was born in Oscoda, where her heart always remained, on April 30, 1935, the daughter of the late James and Kathleen (Trudell) Trigger. She was a 1953 graduate of St. Joseph High School. While in high school, she met Donald Vincent O’Hara. They dated, fell in love, and Mary Ann was united in marriage to her high school sweetheart on October 1, 1955 in St. Joseph Church. She retired from McLaren Bay Region, where she worked as both a ward clerk and a pharmacy technician. Throughout life, faith always remained important to Mary Ann. She was a devout Catholic and parishioner of Our Lady of Peace Parish (St. Mary of the Assumption Church). In her younger years, Mary Ann enjoyed golfing and bowling. She also enjoyed the casino, ceramics, bingo, and most of all spending time crocheting with her girls. M.A.’s family was the light of her life. She will forever be remembered for her caring, generous, and nurturing ways. She leaves to cherish her memory, her husband of nearly 62 years, Don O’Hara and their children: Kathleen “Kitty” (James) Newsham, Mary Margaret “Meg” (Gary) Seymour, Patrick (Jane) O’Hara, and Molly (Timothy) Fitzgerald. Mary Ann was the loving grandmother of Brandon (Laura) Newsham, Ryan (Sarah)Fitzgerald, John Paul Newsham, Shannon Fitzgerald, Patrick Jr. (Carrie) O’Hara, Chris (Amy) Runberg, Katie (Kyle) Jankens, Brendan Seymour, and the wonderful “GG” of Ayden, Riley, Logan, Marisa, Lorin, Keagan, Deklan, Callan, Gabe, Mika, and Malcolm. She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Mary Catherine Casey, along with several nieces and nephews. M.A. was the loving “Muggidy Ann” (sister) of Nancy & Roger McGuire, who preceded her in death, along with her parents; her son, James Brendan; great-grandson, George; mother and father-in-law, Kenneth & Marie O’Hara, along with her in-laws, June & Cliff Russell and Clarence Casey. Mary Ann’s family will be present to receive visitors on Thursday, September 28, 2017 from 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM with a 7:00 PM Vigil for Mary Ann at Skorupski Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 955 N. Pine Rd., Hampton Twp. On Friday, September 29, 2017, Mary Ann will be taken to Our Lady of Peace Parish (St. Mary of the Assumption Church), 607 E. South Union St., Bay City, where visiting will continue from 10:00 AM until the time of her 11:00 AM Funeral Liturgy. Fr. Patrick Jankowiak will officiate with cremation to follow. The entire family wishes to extend a heartfelt thanks to McLaren and Mary Ann’s many caregivers for their exceptional care. Memorial contributions may be directed to the wishes of the family. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at 

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  1. i am sorry to read of her pasting I always enjoyed her smile and great work with her never a sad day and great team work

  2. I loved Mary Ann soo much. My whole heart is saddened by the news of her passing. My prayers for strength go out to Don and his whole family. I love you all

  3. So sorry for the families loss, she was a great lady. May her memories make you all smile , continue to laugh and raise your glass.

  4. Dear Don and Family:

    Our prayers are with you and the entire Clan. Mary Ann will always have the Wind At Her Back. She was a kind wife, mother,grandma and great grandma who should have been on TV baking shows with her Apple Pies. 1st Place would be hers always.

    Love, Radar and Barb

  5. So sorry for your families loss. She was a very special lady, and enjoyed seeing her throughout my life. Prayers for comfort in your sadness.
    Kathy Mrozinski Badour

  6. Dear Don and Family, Gary and I were so sorry to hear is gone from this earth.She will never leave our memories and prayers. Through the years since high school,Mary Ann would would would come to mind and the memories would make me smile, when we did meet it was so easy to talk to Mary Ann. I truly loved her and will continue praying for her. Love to all

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