Mary Neely

Obituary of Mary Jane Neely

Neely (nee Campanaro), Mary Jane

At the age of 94, on March 19, 2024 , Mary Jane died of congestive heart failure.  May she rest in peace.  Mary was born August 1, 1929 to an Italian farming family in Little Canada on Centerville Road. She is preceded in death by parents Pasquale and Martha Campanaro, all 9 of her siblings, loving husband of 62 years Donald, Eric Olsen, and Marcia Ann Neely. Mary meant everything to her children Donna, Mike (Lynn), and Daryl. She was adored by her grandchildren, Troy (Debbie), Andy, Adam, Jeni (Steve), Becca (Brett), Rachael (Bravo), and Cam; great-grandchildren, Alyssa (Hunter), TJ, Maria, Lola, Gemma, Vinny, Romina, and Peyton. Special thanks to Jeff Lundstrom and Alison Anderson for their kindness, love, care and support.


Mary's home was always a space of warmth, love, laughter, and good cheer.  Mary lived solely to please her family and her compassion knew no bounds. She found joy in the simple things: tending her garden, watching sports, playing 654, making the best potato salad, spaghetti dinners and Christmas cookies. Cheers to the best mom, grandma, and great grandma – we cherish our memories together and you will live forever in our hearts and kitchens! A celebration of Mary’s life will be held Tuesday, April 2, 2024 at St. John the Evangelist, 380 Little Canada Rd. Visitation at 10 am, funeral mass at 11 am, burial and Italian luncheon to follow.  


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Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 am
Tuesday, April 2, 2024
Church of St. John the Evangelist
380 Little Canada Road East
Little Canada, Minnesota, United States
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