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Mary Stafford, 86, of Marquette, passed away early Friday morning, October 6, 2017 at U.P. Health System-Marquette after an extended illness. Mary was born on October 7, 1930 in Baraga, MI to the late Dolphis and Rosanna (LaCosse) Carriere. She was a graduate of Champion High School. Mary retired from K & L Enterprises after many years of service with them. She was a member of St. Peter Cathedral as well as its Altar Society. She enjoyed gardening, playing a good card game and reading. Survivors include three children, George Stafford of New Paltz, NY, Jay (Kimberly) Stafford of Tulsa, OK and Bridget Stafford of Stevens Point, WI; two grandchildren, Angela and Dustin Stafford. Besides her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Jere Stafford, on April 16, 2017; a son, Kurt Stafford, in 2002; and three brothers, Charles, Dawson and James Carriere. Private family services will be held with burial to take place in the Holy Cross Cemetery. The Canale-Tonella Funeral Home is assisting the Stafford family where memories of Mary may be shared at canalefuneral.com

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