Mary Ann (O’Connor) Hawkins, 88, was born on the family farm in Benson, Minn., on March 16, 1935. She died Nov. 5, 2023.

Mary Ann graduated from Benson High School in 1953 and St. Teresa’s College in Winona in 1958. She married Dick in 1960.

She was preceded in death by son Michael; parents, John and Ethel (McQuaid) O’Connor; brother Jim (Betty) O’Connor; and in-laws Jack Shekleton, Dan Hawkins and Joan Hawkins.

She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Richard (Dick); children Mary (Jim) Wappes, Kathleen (Kelvin) Oscarson, Ann-Marie (Tom) Magee, Jim (Heather), and John (Theresa); 19 grandchildren and siblings Margaret Shekleton and Pat (Joanne) O’Connor;

Mass of Christian burial was celebrated at the Church of the Holy Childhood in Como Park. Memorials to Michael Hawkins Scholarship Fund or Jack’s Basket (celebrating children with Down syndrome).

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