Cover photo for Mary J Raispis's Obituary
Mary J Raispis Profile Photo
1931 Mary 2018

Mary J Raispis

February 12, 1931 — November 10, 2018

Mary Jeanne Raispis (nee Maloney), 87 years of age, passed away Saturday, November 10, 2018 peacefully at home. Mary Jeanne was the loving wife of the late Joseph J. Raispis whom passed away in 2005. She is survived by daughters Marlene Hagan (Mike), Sue Hawkins, and Anne Raispis. Cherished Nana to Drs. Monica Hagan Vetter (Matthew), Matt Hagan (Becca), Sarah Magee (Chris), Jessica Fox (Tim), Todd Hawkins (Chrissie), Megan Robinson (Michael), Molly Kaiser, and Jacob Kaiser, 9 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. Mary was the epitome of a homemaker. The deep love she had for her faith and her family along with a charitable heart for friends and neighbors was evident in how she sought to make her house more than a place to stay but a place to truly live. Her fondness for entertaining others and her giving heart was simply too irresistible as many to this day still regard the abode of Mary as their second home. Her warm welcome of others only intensified after Joe died as her house became the place to go for special dinners of family and friends and weekly happy hours became a neighborhood norm. Mary Jeanne also extended herself to those who were sick by bringing her yummy cookies to those in the hospital and nursing home. While cookies and dinners kept her busy in the house, Mary Jeanne delighted in many clubs and activities outside the home. She was especially known for spending quite a bit of time playing golf at Summit Hills, playing cards as she wowed others with her exceptional bridge skills (attaining to Life Master even), and playing in the dirt as she planted and watered countless flowers in her garden (a love for God’s handiwork in flowers inspired her and Joe to volunteer for many years at the Krohn Conservatory). All of this together combined with her spunky personality, her demanding ways and her contagious smile endeared her to many as she became known as “Mother Mary”. But as much as she loved her own home, Mary regarded her parish of St. Agnes as the place she could call her second home. For decades, this was where she was welcomed by our Lord to enjoy His beautiful house, His generous meal, and His loving heart.  In keeping with her giving spirit, following in the steps of her beloved husband Joseph, Mary Jeanne elected to donate her body to science so that others could benefit from what she had to give of herself. Like a true mother, like a good wife, like a faithful disciple.

Mary’s family will be welcoming friends on Saturday Nov 24, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at St. Agnes Church, 1680 Dixie Hwy, Ft. Wright, KY with words of remembrance at 10:45. Memorial Mass following at 11:00 a.m. Middendorf Funeral Home in Ft. Wright is assisting the family. Memorials donations to St. Agnes Church.
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Mary J Raispis, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Saturday, November 24, 2018

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Mass of Christian Burial

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Guestbook

Visits: 4

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree