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Mary Margaret (Gerich) Marino

May 10, 1930 ~ July 14, 2018 (age 88)


     Mary M. Marino, 88, a former resident of Dodgeville passed away Saturday evening July 14, 2018, at The Light House at Hancock Health & Rehab where she had been a resident patient for the past nine years.

    She was born on May 10, 1930, in Hancock, MI, a daughter of Charles and Margaret (Fak) Gerich.  Mary was raised in Dodgeville, she attended the Isle Royal and Houghton Schools.

     On February 17, 1947, she was united in marriage to Tony Marino.  The couple resided in Dodgeville where they raised their family.  On January 13, 2006, Tony preceded Mary in death.

     Mary was a loving mother & grandmother, she was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church of South Range and FOE Aerie #1122 of South Range.  Mary had worked for 30 years as a Nurse’s Aide at Portage View Hospital mostly in the Nursery.  She had also done some private duty nursing.

     Mary loved to spend time with her family and they always looked forward to her cooking and baking for them.  She also enjoyed going on trips with the girls she had worked with. 

     Also preceding her in death were her husband Tony, her sisters, Ann Koupus, brothers Tony, John and Charles Gerich.

     Surviving are:

            Her children:

Sandra Kobe of Calumet

Pat (Wilbert) Mattson of Superior Location

John (Carol) Marino of Waukesha, WI

Jean (Mike Guy) Marino of Mohawk

            Nine grandchildren
                        Gerry (Mitch) Mattson, James Stetter, and Penny (Bill) Lanhala, Lori Nordstrom, Paul Diane Mattson, Joseph Mattson, Jill (Tom) McKindley, Alex, and Jacob Marino

            Eight great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren

            A special sister-in-law: Anita Gerich of Dodgeville

     Numerous nieces and nephews

     A Mass of Christian Burial for Mary will be held 11 am Saturday, July 21, 2018, at St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church of Houghton with Fr. John Martignon to officiate.  Burial will be in the Forest Hill Cemetery of Houghton.

     Friends may call on Friday, July 20, 2018, from 4 to 7 pm at the Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Hancock and on Saturday from 10:00 to 10:45 am at St; Ignatius Loyal Catholic Church of Houghton.

     To view Mary’s obituary or to send condolences to the family please visit

     Mary’s family would like to thank the staff of the Lighthouse at Hancock and Dr. Janners for the care given to Mary and Fr. John Martignon for his support in this difficult time.

     The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes are assisting the family with the arrangements.


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