Mary N. Dobes
Age 93, passed away on Saturday December 22, 2007. Mary was born on April 19, 1914 in Chicago, Illinois daughter of the late Joseph and Josephine (D‚ÄôAngelo) Spagnola. She married Sam Nicolais in Chicago in 1936. He preceded her in death in 1963. She married James Dobes in 1968. They lived in Illinois until James retired, and then moved to a lake home in Wautoma. When James passed away in 2004, she moved to Appleton to be close to her children. Mary is survived by her children: Patricia (James) Haferbecker, Appleton; Mary (Robert) Mullen, Appleton; Joann Nicolais, Weyauwega; Peter (Linda) Nicolais, Orlando Park, Illinois; Joseph (Brenda) Nicolais, Appleton; Michael (Rose) Nicolais, Justice, Illinois; 11 grandchildren: David (Lisa) Haferbecker, Tim Haferbecker, Steven Haferbecker, Lisa (Scott) Clausen, Diana (Brian) Crowley, Tony Nicolais, Christine Nelson, Stephanie, Aaron, Eric and Alyssa Nicolais; 10 great grandchildren: Trisha and Samantha Haferbecker, Michael Clausen, Sean, Hannah, Ethan, Mia, and Liam Crowley, Alex and Trevor Nelson; two great-great grandchildren: Tatiana Perez Herrera, and Anthony Haferbecker; two brothers: Michael and Paul Spagnola, Chicago, Illinois, and many nieces, nephews, and friends. In addition to her parents and her husbands, Mary is preceded in death by two sisters; Angeline Maggio and Rose Gerrie; three brothers, Casper, Joseph, and Sam Spagnola; three sisters-in-law; Sue, Gertie, and Violet Spagnola; and two brothers-in-law, Joseph Maggio, and Robert Gerrie.
The Funeral Mass for Mary will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday December 27, 2007, at St. Mary Catholic Church, 212 South State St., Appleton with Fr. Michael O‚ÄôRourke officiating. Visitation will be held at the church on Thursday from 9 a.m. until the time of services. There will also be visitation on Friday, December 28, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Woodlawn Cemetery and Funeral Home, 7600 W. Cermak Rd., Forest Park, Illinois, with a prayer service and entombment to follow at 1 p.m. Memorials are being established for the American Cancer Society and the Heart Fund at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Appleton.
Mary was a kind, generous and loving person. She had a gentle heart and a wonderful sense of humor. All that knew and loved her will miss her forever. We are happy she is with God and is now pain-free. Her memory will be in our hearts forever.
WICHMANN FUNERAL HOME
537 North Superior Street
Appleton, WI. (920) 739-1231