Mary M. Cole (nee Mirenda)

Dec. 28, 1957 - July 21, 2007

Mary M. Cole (nee Mirenda) of Brookfield was born into eternal life Saturday, July 21, 2007, at age 49. Mary was born in Milwaukee on Dec. 28, 1957, the daughter of Joseph and Margaret (nee Finnegan) Mirenda.

She was united in marriage to Timothy "Tim" Cole on Aug. 11, 1984. She graduated in 1976 from Wauwatosa East High School. Mary enjoyed being a preschool teacher for many years.

Mary will be deeply missed by her husband, Tim; daughters, Kelsy and Gina, both of Brookfield; mother, Margaret "Peg" Mirenda of Wauwatosa; brother, Michael "Mike" of Wauwatosa; sister, Jo Ellen (Michael) O’Donnell of Milwaukee; nieces, Catherine "Catie" and McKenna; and nephews, Erik and Ryan. Mary is further survived by other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, Joseph.

Visitation will be held from 3 p.m. until the 4 p.m. memorial service Thursday, Aug. 2, at Elmbrook Church, 777 S. Barker Road, Brookfield.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to the family (to be determined at a later date).

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Preplanning Services in Waukesha is serving the family. For further information, call 542-6609, or for online obituary, directions or to leave condolences, please visit