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Conway, Mary Elizabeth


April 8, 1937 – Feb. 26, 2018

Mary Elizabeth Conway, 80, of Sunset Beach, N.C. passed away on Monday, February 26, 2018.

Mary was born April 8, 1937 in Beloit, WI. She was preceded in death by her parents Louis and Nettie Merritt Cole and her beloved husband, Robert “Bob” Conway.

Mary married her high school sweetheart Bob. They had 5 children and in 1972 they moved to Helena Montana.

While in Helena Mary worked for the State legislature, Cloverleaf Dairy and Asarco before retiring to Sunset Beach NC. She enjoyed the retirement Life with long walks on the beach, soaking up the sun, time with friends and family and volunteering in her beach community (Sea Turtle Patrol, local food banks, Loaves and Fishes and others). Mary's love for faith, family and friends was her greatest passion as evidenced throughout life by her generous nature.

Left to cherish her memories are her children Terry Conway of Buffalo, NY, Kirk Conway (Kim) of Pateros, WA, Denise Cervantes (Roy) of Folsom, CA, Shannon Howard (William) of Charlotte, NC and Tony Conway (Tiffany) of Lake Stevens, WA; 6 grandchildren Trace , Matthew, Ashley, Amanda, Trevor and Teagen; 6 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews who she loved dearly.

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A Mass will be celebrated Friday, March 23, 2018 at 10:00 AM at St. Brendan Catholic Church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Brendan Catholic Church, PO Box 2984, Shallotte, NC 28459, or a charity of one’s choice.

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