Mary Jane Dempsey, 80, of Medina, passed away Saturday April 27, 2013 in Sandusky. She was born December 24, 1932 in Elyria and was a Medina resident since 1976.
She worked as a secretary in the sales industry. Mary was a member of Holy Martyrs Catholic Church. She enjoyed homemaking, golf, painting, and cooking.
Mary is survived by her sons, Daniel Dempsey and Anthony (Susan) Dempsey; daughter, Suzanne D. Mellor; and granddaughters, Jessica, Lauren, Andrea and Allison; brothers, Kenneth (Rose), and Earl (Beverly) Smith; sister, Marcia (Donald) Rothgery.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 52 years, Thomas Dempsey; parents, Leonard and Marcella Smith; daughter in law, Lynn M. Dempsey; and brother, Eldon Smith.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 12 Noon at Holy Martyrs Catholic Church, 3100 S. Weymouth Road, Medina. The Rev. Stephen Dohner will officiate. Burial will follow at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 from 7 to 9 P.M. at Waite & Son Funeral Home, 765 N. Court St., Medina, as well as one hour prior to the service at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to The American Cancer Society, 1690 W. Market St. Akron, OH 44313. Online condolences at www.waitefuneralhome.com