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Mary Anne Geary, 85

Mary Anne Geary, age 85 of Maple Lake, died Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010, at Regions Hospital in St. Paul.

She was born April 22, 1925, in Maple Lake, to Loren and Anne (Raiche) Bullock.

Mary Anne graduated from Maple Lake High School and went on to receive her teaching degree from the College of St. Catherine, St. Paul and St. Cloud State University. She taught in elementary schools in Melrose, Annandale, and Maple Lake before spending most of her teaching career in Buffalo.

Mary Anne was united in marriage to George Matthew Geary June 30, 1949, at St. Timothy Catholic Church in Maple Lake. He preceded her in death Dec. 7, 1992.

Mary Anne was an active and lifetime member of St. Timothy Catholic Church. She loved and enjoyed being with her family most of all. Mary Anne was a big Minnesota Twins baseball fan and enjoyed crossword puzzles. As a lifetime teacher, she continued to teach and to touch the lives of others.

She is survived by her son, John Geary of Cokato; daughters and their spouses, Colleen Geary Carter and William Carter III of St. Paul, and Rebecca and Michael Ludenia of Maple Lake; a brother, the Most Rev. William H. Bullock; sisters Adelaide Bullock and Elizabeth Bullock, both of Minneapolis; grandchildren Patrick, Mark and Bridget Carter, and Kevin (Jessica), Janel and Scott Ludenia; and great-grandchildren Mackenzie and Aspyn Ludenia.

In addition to her husband, George, Mary Anne was preceded in death by her parents, Loren and Anne; and brothers Clifford and Leonard Bullock.

Mass of Christian Burial was Sunday, Sept. 19 at 2 p.m. at St. Timothy Catholic Church, Maple Lake with the Most Rev. William Bullock, Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of Madison, and Fr. Michael Izen officiating. Krista Elsenpeter Tarbox and Sarah Goelz provided the music for the service. Burial was in St. Timothy Catholic Cemetery.

Urn bearers were Mary Anne’s six grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Dingmann Funeral Care, Maple Lake.