Mary Jane Gigot is the mother of Holy Cross parishioner Sandra (Bob) Servais.
Mary Jane R. Gigot, 88, New Franken, died Wednesday evening, Aug. 12, 2009, following a short illness.
She was born March 14, 1921, in Rio Creek, to the late Emil and Anna (Walecka) Ripley.
On Nov. 20, 1940, Mary Jane married John J. Gigot at St. Peter Church, Lincoln.
He preceded her in death Aug. 17, 1999.
Mary Jane was a faithful member of St. Kilian's Catholic Parish in New Franken.
She found a great comfort in the traditions, prayers and rituals of the Catholic faith.
She prayed many rosaries asking God to keep each member of her family safe and healthy.
She was a quiet, gentle person with an inexhaustible good nature. A wonderful wife, mother and grandmother full of unconditional love.
She truly enjoyed being in the kitchen, especially baking — you were always sure to find dessert at her house.
Mary Jane was known for her flaky pie crust and wonderful pies. There are many fond memories of her breads, pies and tortes, as well as her canned fruits and vegetables.
Her love of flowers is passed on via her sharing of many "slips" of plants to her children and grandchildren.
Survivors include her children, their spouses and their families, Sandra and Robert Servais, New Franken and their family, Paul (Jennifer) Servais, Pamela (Michael) Liebe; Dean and Karen Gigot, Green Bay, and their family, Dr. Michelle Gigot (Greg) Puent, Christine (Hassan) Ally; Diane and Jeff Simons, De Pere, and their daughter, Kelsey; Robert Gigot and special friend, Kim Forson, Amoret, Mo., and his family, Edie (Byron) Williamson, Melissa Gigot; Thomas and Christine Gigot, New Franken, 12 great-grandchildren, Bailey and Somer Servais, Ethan, Elliot and Olivia Liebe, Jackson, Jamie twins, Adil and Asiyah, Aliyah Ally, Jordyn and Kyleigh Dull; one brother and two sisters-in-law, Emil and Laverne Ripley, Krakow; Myrtle Ripley, Green Bay; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Geraldine Fameree, Algoma; Audrey and Roger Gustke, Waupaca; many nieces and nephews.
Mary Jane was preceded in death by one son, Dennis Gigot; one brother, Robert Ripley; one sister and two brothers-in-law, Annamae and Ed Jeanquart and Mel Fameree.
Friends may call at the McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG, 4 to 8 p.m. Friday (today) Aug. 14, 2009. Prayer service Friday 7:30 p.m. led by Pat Ratajczak Pastoral Associate. Visitation will continue Saturday Aug. 15, 2009, between 9:15 and 10:15 a.m. at St. Kilian Church, New Franken. Funeral 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Church with Rev. Dean Dombroski officiating. Burial in St. Kilian Cemetery, New Franken.
Mom, you are once again at Dad's side. Each day with you was a gift and a privilege. We cannot imagine our tomorrows without you. We are broken, but will continue to be strong as a family with God's help. Thank you for giving us each other!
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