Mary Roberts-Ruesch

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Mary Roberts-Ruesch of Pinellas Park Florida, entered eternal rest on Friday, February 9 th with her family at her side. She was 91 years old.
Mary was born in Kitchener, Ontario Canada to John and Lily Heller, and lived most of her adult life in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She was predeceased by her husband of 34 years, Gardner C. Roberts, of Milwaukee where they raised their three children. She’s also predeceased by John F. Ruesch with whom she shared her retirement years, residing in Pinellas Park, Florida.
Mary worked for many years as a secretary for the Shorewood School System, and Cardinal Stritch College, where she loved interacting with students and thrived working with the administration. During her retirement she volunteered at the Pinellas Park Police Department.
She was a passionate golfer and painter, and also a lifelong Green Bay Packer fan. Entertaining brought great enjoyment to Mary, hosting all family dinners and gatherings. Marys’ sweet demeanor and endearing smile made her many friends wherever she lived. She found the most joy in being a Mom and Grandma, and spending time with her many friends and extended family. Knowing her meant loving her, and she will forever be missed.
She is survived by her loving children, Cheryl Brady (Charlie), of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. Debra Cordeiro (Albert), of Marion Massachusetts, and David Roberts, (Lisa) of Pinellas Park, Florida, as well as step son John Ruesch of New York, New York. Grandchildren Brian, Matthew, Alex, Michael and Kelly, and Great-Granddaughter Ellie. She is further survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and neighbors.
The family wishes to express their deepest gratitude to the staff of Magnolia Gardens, who cared for Mary this past year, as they became family to her.
A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, February 25 th at 12:00 noon at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 9530 Starkey Road, Seminole Florida 33777. In lieu of flowers please share a kind gesture, or donate to your favorite charity.


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19 Condolences

  1. Jacqui Lizotte on February 17, 2024 at 9:03 pm

    This is such sad news. I’m so sorry for your loss Debbie, Al, Alex and Michael. Sending you my love.

  2. Dennis and Teri Kramer on February 17, 2024 at 7:26 pm

    Debbie, we didn’t have a chance to meet your mom but she sounds like quite a wonderful woman who raised a wonderful caring daughter. Our moms will always be in our hearts. Our sympathy to you and family.
    Love, Dennis and Teri

  3. DEBBIE SCOTT STEPHENSON on February 15, 2024 at 10:25 pm

    My heart goes out to Cheryl and to everyone who was fortunate to have known Mary. So very sad. Sending love and prayers

  4. Elizabeth DeMedeiros on February 15, 2024 at 4:52 am

    Dear Debbie and Al,
    My sincere and deepest condolences! I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful mom. May you find solace in knowing she is in eternal rest and surely was blessed by her beautiful family. I will pray for her soul and for her family during this time of grief and sorrow.
    Love, cousin Liz

  5. Carol Fritschel on February 14, 2024 at 11:10 pm

    I am so sorry to learn of Mary’s passing! I really feel lucky to have spent some time with her! She was an amazing person! May she rest in peace!

  6. Patti Breitbach on February 14, 2024 at 10:27 pm

    Debbie and family- so very sorry for the loss of your mom. Thinking of you during this difficult time.

  7. john ruesch on February 14, 2024 at 9:09 pm

    deb and al
    im so sorry to hear dear mary has left us
    she was very kind lovely person and it
    was a god send to my father when they connected later in life to love and care fir each other 💌
    love to her always
    john ruesch jr

  8. Sarah and Nat Worley on February 14, 2024 at 8:33 pm

    Dear Debbie, Al, Alex and Michael,
    We are so sorry to see this news and send love and hugs to you all. Your mom was amazing and so well-loved. I’m so glad you were able to spend so much time with her.

  9. Anne and George Brengle on February 14, 2024 at 8:29 pm

    Deb and Al:
    Thinking of you sending lots of love and Hugs!
    Anne and zgeorge

  10. Lori and Mike on February 14, 2024 at 8:16 pm

    Debbie, Al, and Family
    Debbie we’ve been friends for a long time. Even though we are states apart we’ve shared so much together including the “journey” of our moms. We are so sorry for your loss. Your mom led a wonderful fulfilled life! We are thinking about you wishing you much comfort knowing that you were a wonderful daughter to your mom as she was a mother to you. May she rest in Peace.

    Lori and Mike

  11. David and Chris Lesczynski on February 14, 2024 at 8:15 pm

    Please accept our deepest condolences. Your Mom sounded like quite the woman! You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  12. Sue Hebert on February 14, 2024 at 8:15 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Your memories will always be with you to share and keep her in your heart.
    Tony and Sue Hebert

  13. Kathy and Joe Tavares on February 14, 2024 at 8:01 pm

    So sorry for your loss

  14. Fred and Guida Nascimento on February 14, 2024 at 7:23 pm

    Dear Deb&Alberto our deepest sympathy for you loss of your mother you are in your prayers

  15. Shantavia Armstrong on February 14, 2024 at 5:25 pm

    I was blessed to have been is Ms. Mary she was the most amazing person I had the pleasure of meeting and she will truly, truly be missed

  16. Jim & Ken on February 14, 2024 at 4:53 pm

    Once again, please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of your mother. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May she rest in peace +

  17. Jack & Cindy Genco on February 14, 2024 at 1:41 pm

    Our deepest sympathy at the loss of your mother. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  18. Christine M. Cordeiro on February 14, 2024 at 1:26 pm

    Dear Cheryl, Deb and Dave:

    Our deepest sympathy for the loss of your beautiful Mom. We will continue to pray for her soul and for your strength throughout this difficult time.
    Love, Joe and Christine Cordeiro

  19. Carrie Millen on February 14, 2024 at 1:20 pm

    We were blessed to meet Mary. May all of her family find comfort knowing she lived a long life full of love, friendships, and many of life’s blessings.

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