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Mary Wilkans
  • September 11, 1962
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  • May 03, 2021

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Mary Rita Wilkans was a self-proclaimed crime junkie known for her humor and resilience. More importantly to Mary, though, she was a mother to Alex and grandmother to Peyton. On May 3, 2021, she passed away suddenly after an aggressive battle with cancer.

Born on September 11, 1962, Mary was chosen weeks later by loving parents John Edward & Rita Rose (Quinn) Morrissey. She grew up in Oak Lawn, Illinois, and graduated from Mother McAuley High School in 1980. Mary then went on to Moraine Valley Community College. Mary spent 37 years in Loss Prevention and a majority of her career with GameStop.

A longtime resident of Port Orange, FL, she recently moved to New Smyrna Beach after retiring early. Known for her integrity and relentless wit, Mary can never be replaced. Although she spent a majority of her life traveling, stability came in the form of her daughter, Alex, whom she shared with former spouse Mark Wilkans. After Alex married Matthew Kearney, Mary’s world opened with the birth of her granddaughter, Peyton Grace Kearney.

Mary is survived by her daughter Alexandra (Matthew) Kearney, granddaughter Peyton, brother Thom Morrissey (Anna), and many cousins. She is preceded in death by her mother, Rita (Quinn) Morrissey, and father, John Edward Morrissey.

A memorial service will be held at Baldwin Brothers in Port Orange, Florida, on May 7, 2021 at 2:00 pm. A Zoom link is provided for those who wish to attend virtually:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3119188658
Meeting ID: 311 918 8658
Passcode: 2s1f7B


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  10. 08 May 2021
    thomas lawrence says:
    Mary was a great friend and colleague, I will miss her.
    I have known her forever in my Gamestop carrier in Florida.

  11. 08 May 2021
    Tim Taylor says:
    Mary was a genuine soul and a very special person. RIP my friend and I hope you are laughing with all the angels where you belong!

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    Tina Sellers says:
    Alex, your mom was a pioneer in a male-dominated profession. She was one of the first to break the glass ceiling and pave the way for others. If Mary called someone her friend, she was loyal and would do anything for them. She projected such a rough exterior at work, but was a sweet and kind soul underneath. She loved you, worked for you, and lived for you. I can only imagine how proud she must have been of her grandson! I am sending you love and happy memories of your mom, and I'm so very sorry the world has lost her so soon.

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    Thomas Morrissey posted an image:
    Rita Rose Morrissey, Thom Morrissey & Mary Wilkans<br />
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Love you, Mary! Miss you so much.<br />
Love to Alex, Peyton & Mark
    Rita Rose Morrissey, Thom Morrissey & Mary Wilkans

    Love you, Mary! Miss you so much.
    Love to Alex, Peyton & Mark

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    Richard Baiker says:
    I knew Mary in her high school days as I was good friend of her brother Thom. I loved that she could go toe-to-toe with him and never back down. She was a beautiful, willful young lady, and I'm sure she remained that way through out her life.

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    Rob Ray says:
    Every time you came to any store I ran you taught me something, lifted me up, made me laugh and shared a part of your life. You were one of the few regional managers I got excited to see. You made every interaction memorable. We have had difficult conversations, visits where we just laughed and times at conference where we just stood outside and vented about everything. You cared for each one of us, more than your job would have ever required. You supported us, defended us, trained us and made us better for it. You will be missed beyond measure and are an influence to more than you knew.

  38. 06 May 2021
    Betty Macareno posted an image:
    At dinner with Mary. She LOVED her fish tacos!
    At dinner with Mary. She LOVED her fish tacos!

  39. 06 May 2021
    Betty Macareno says:
    Alex, you know that you and Peyton were the world to your mom. She was loved and respected by all that knew her. She was a great business partner and a true friend. A strong, independent woman that did not hold back on sharing her thoughts with you. (whether you wanted to hear it or not) She was honest, kind and genuine. One of the funniest people I know. I loved to make her laugh. Driving ‘Ms Daisy’ on business trips were some of the best times I have ever had. I will cherish all our times together and I will miss my dear friend. Rest in Peace, Mary.

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