Mary Therese Waddick, 84, passed away on October 23, 2019 after a brief illness. Mary was born on September 17, 1935 in Chicago, Illinois to Nancy and William Ryan.
Mary is survived by the love of her life, best friend and travel partner of 60 years, Richard ”Dick” Waddick, sons Richard(Mechell) and James Waddick(wife Edy), daughters Nancy Niederpruem (husband Bob), Lisa Artz(husband Craig), grandchildren Ryan and Alison Niederpruem and Christopher Artz, brother Frank Ryan(wife Margie) and many nieces and nephews.
Mary was predeceased by her parents Nancy and William Ryan and her loving daughter, Karen Waddick.
Mary loved her husband, children, and grandchildren above all else. She devoted her entire life to raising happy and successful children through six moves across the country due to her husband’s business relocations. She is deeply loved and will be greatly missed. Mary suffered a tremendous heartbreak when she lost her twenty year old daughter, Karen Waddick in a plane crash. She loved and spoiled the grandchildren and made sure grandma’s house was a fun place to go filled with the special treats. Mary and Dick had a special and unique love that resulted in sixty wonderful years together. Besides raising five children, they traveled all over the world and had so many fun adventures. Mary was a devoted Catholic and attended Holy Cross Catholic Church. She raised all of her children in the Catholic faith and taught them to be good and kind people. Mary loved bargain shopping, reading, decorating, traveling and spending time with her husband, children and grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Karen Waddick Memorial Fund at Spring Hill College in memory of Mary Waddick. Donations can be mailed to Spring Hill College, Development and Alumni Relations, 4000 Dauphin Street, Mobile, AL 36608.
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October 25, 2019, 7:06 pm
Wonderful family from top to bottom. Most sincere sympathy for the loss of your mom, grandma and wife. Always with a big smile and a kind word.
October 25, 2019, 11:22 pm
Dear Dick and Family,
Mary was/is a wonderful aunt who I admired greatly. She was also my Godmother. I looked forward to a birthday card every year from her. I’ll remember her quick wit and laugh. Several years ago my daughter and I visited Mary and Dick (Richard also joined us), in Tampa. Of course we couldn’t just visit, Mary made Lasagna and the works and treated us like royalty. We had a great time. I’ll have very fond memories going forward.
Uncle Dick, Richard, Lisa, Jim and Nancy, My family and I extend our deepest condolences.
John Quigley son of Kathleen (Kay) (Waddick) Quigley
October 26, 2019, 7:34 am
I don’t know what to say other than – I have a deep love for you and your whole family and always will ❤️ My heart goes out to all of you . You are in my loving thoughts and prayers. Your Mom and sister are angels in heaven looking down upon you ❤️
October 26, 2019, 7:56 pm
Dear Nancy and Family,
We are so sorry for your loss. What a wonderful woman you mother was. Paul and I extend our deepest condolences to you and your beautiful family.
October 28, 2019, 3:14 pm
Dick and Family,
Our deepest sympathy from me and many of your friends in the Carrollwood Seniors Golf Group. May god keep you, support you and carry you through this most difficult time…
Richard W. Burke
November 4, 2019, 8:04 pm
Dear Dick and family,
Mary, Dick and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Maryjeanne and Dick Burke