Mary Jane Zalewski, 85

Mary Jane Zalewski (nee Corrigan), formerly of Cedarburg, was reunited with
her beloved husband, Richard, on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011. For the past
seven years, she had been a resident at Clement Manor in Greenfield. She was 85 years old.

Mary Jane, the daughter of Maurice and Agnes Braatz Corrigan, was born in
Ashland on April 27, 1926, and grew up in Iron Mountain/ Kingsford, Mich.
After high school, she moved to Milwaukee, where she was employed at the
Weyenburg Shoe Co. On Oct. 11, 1947, she married Richard Zalewski and the couple moved to Cedarburg in 1955. During their 51 years of marriage, Mary Jane and Richard raised three children, Mark (Evonne) Zalewski of Greendale, John (Sharon) Zalewski of Saukville and Barbara (James) Johnson of Bayside.

She is further survived by seven grandchildren, Wendy (Greg) Serafin,
Michael (Stephanie Yakobina) Zalewski, Eric (Jaime) Zalewski, Brian (Darcy)
Zalewski and Joel (Ali) Zalewski, Lauren and Rebecca Johnson. She is also
survived by five great-grandchildren, Zach and Connor Serafin and Aaron,
Adam and Aerissa Zalewski; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many

Mary Jane loved to celebrate her Irish heritage and was very close to her
twin brother, Tom; younger brother, George; and sisters, Shirley and

She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard.

A devoted wife and mother, Mary Jane also worked part-time at the Cedarburg
Red Owl, Montgomery Ward and Coffee Pot Restaurant - where she brightened the days of everyone she met. Mary Jane was a member of St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church for many years, belonging to the Women's Guild and the St. Ann's Society. She also enjoyed doing crafts, especially crocheting, quilting, knitting and other needle work.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, Aug. 17, at noon
at St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church North, 1375 Covered Bridge Road,
Cedarburg, with Father Dan Janasik officiating. Mary Jane will be laid to
rest next to her husband, Richard, in St. Francis Borgia Parish Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 17, at the church from 10 a.m. until noon.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Clement Manor Evergreen
Unit or Assisted Living Center, 3939 S. 92nd St., Greenfield, WI 53228.
Eernisse Funeral Home, Cedarburg, is assisting the family. Online
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