Mary Casey Kunderer, 85, of The Villages, FL, born to John J Casey of Charleville, County Cork, Ireland, and Sara Ford Casey of Pascagoula, MS, on October 20, 1937, died May 12, 2023.
Mary precedes her husband the Honorable Charles W Kunderer, her five daughters Mary Teresa Hardy (Kenneth), Ann Hughes (Timothy), Carol Headrick (James), Kathleen Tompkins (Ricky), and Susan Held (James), and her 18 grandchildren: Patrick (deceased) (Molly), Margaret, David, Joseph, and Benjamin Hardy; Bridget and Annie Olivia Hughes; Jared and Josie Headrick; Casey, Ryan, Spencer, Nicholas (Caroline), Jacob, and Haley Tompkins; Mitchell, Charles, and Max Held; two great grandchildren Hazel and Ruby Hardy, step-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
Mary grew up in St. Louis, MO, with her five brothers: John J, Henry L (Barbara), Kevin (Laurie) both deceased, Joseph M (Cynthia), and Peter D (Marian).
Proud Sacred Heart alumna of City House and Maryville College of St. Louis, she earned a BA in English Literature and became copy editor for a medical journal. After raising her daughters, she worked her way up to Manager at General American Life Insurance. She and Charles moved to New Orleans, LA, for 20 years, where she immersed herself into the culture, sharing the local food and parading with her many visitors. She was active in the Newcomers Club and volunteered with tax preparation and local preservation organizations. In 2011, they settled in The Villages, FL, again immersing herself in the many activities and volunteer work. She and Charles were world travelers.
A memorial mass will be held Tuesday, May 23, 2023, 2pm, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Wildwood, FL. Mary will be interred at Resurrection Cemetery in St. Louis.