Mary E. McCauley

Posted 12/20/21

Mary E. McCauley, 88 of Mendota passed away Friday, Dec. 17, 2021.

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Mary E. McCauley


MENDOTA — Mary E. McCauley, 88 of Mendota passed away Friday, Dec. 17, 2021. Mass of Christian burial will be Tuesday, Dec. 21, at 10:30 a.m. in Holy Cross Catholic Church. Rev. Peter Pilon will officiate, and burial will follow in Holy Cross cemetery. Visitation will take place in Wasmer Funeral Home on Monday, Dec. 20 from 4-7 p.m. with a 4 p.m. rosary. 

Masks and social distancing guidelines are preferred. Wasmer Funeral Home is privileged to assist the family. Mary was born Dec. 22, 1932, in Mendota to William and Anna (Schneider) Klein. She married Joseph Oscar McCauley on July 25, 1953, in Sts. Peter and Paul Church, Peterstown. During her work career Mary was at Conkey's and the Egg Factory for two years each. She was a waitress at Parkway Restaurant in Mendota for 27 years. While her children were in school, she was involved in the Holy Cross Parents Club and enjoyed some women's card clubs through the years. She was a faithful member of Holy Cross Church. Mary is survived by four sons: Larry (Judy) McCauley of Dunlap, John (Bev) McCauley of Mendota, Kevin McCauley of Ottawa and Mark (Kimberly) McCauley of Colorado Springs, Colorado; one daughter: Bonnie (Ken) Bernardin of Rochelle; 12 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; one brother: Harold "Mick" Klein of Spring Valley and one sister: Bertha Sondgeroth of Mendota. She was preceded by her husband Oscar on May 29, 2014, one son Bruce McCauley on Aug. 28, 2017; six brothers: Ray, Gilbert, Joe, Leroy, Ed and Bill, and 3 sisters: Hilda Klein, Dorothy Weiman and Margaret Biers. Pallbearers will be grandchildren: Matt Schifeling, Nick McCauley, Josh Bernardin, Jordan Bernardin, Zach Bernardin and Ben McCauley. Honorary pallbearers will be Jacquelyn Warren, Amanda McCauley, Corey McCauley, Haley Engel, Aaron McCauley and Alex McCauley. Memorials may be directed to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Condolences may be left at