Connors, Mary (Pat), Saginaw, Michigan

Beloved mother and grandmother passed away on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at the Cartwright Hospice Residence. Age 87 years. The daughter of the late John and Lydia (Lerczak) Boeheim, Mary was born on April 1, 1927 in Saginaw, Michigan. She married John (Jack) Connors on December 2, 1950. He predeceased her on August 24, 2013. Mary received her Nursing Degree from St. Mary’s Nursing School in 1948 and then worked at St. Mary’s Medical Center. Later in her career, she received her Audiology Degree and worked for the Saginaw County Health Department. Mary was a member of St. Helen Catholic Church and St. Mary’s Nurses Alumni Association. Mary was a devoted wife and mother to her family. She enjoyed reading, bird watching, gardening, cooking and baking. Surviving are two sons and two daughters, Christine and Michael Markey, Boston, Massachusetts; Mary Beth Connors, Saginaw; Thomas and Sue Connors, Traverse City; James and Karen Connors, Hemlock; three grandchildren, Adam (Brandy) Markey, Lydia (Albert) Baker and Adrienne Connors; two great-grandchildren, Ava and Kayden and one on the way; a sister, Joan Shaddeau; several nieces and nephews. Mary was preceded in death by a brother, John Boeheim and a sister, Susan Jacques. Funeral Liturgy will take place on Monday, April 28, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Helen Catholic Church. Rev. Fr. Ronald Wagner will officiate with burial in St. Andrew Cemetery. Friends may call at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Road (between Shattuck and McCarty), where the family will be present on Sunday from 2:00-5:00 p.m. and on Monday at the church from 9:00 a.m. until the time of Mass. A Vigil Service will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to St. Helen Catholic Church.