Mary Ann Menoche, 67, passed away on Sunday, November 30th, 2014 in Virginia Beach. Born on May 30th, 1947 in New York City, she was the daughter of the late John R. and Jean Maloney Tucker. Mrs. Menoche worked as a Minister of Social Justice previously for St. Nicholas Catholic Church and currently for Church of the Ascension, where she was a member. From 1978 to 2005 she owned and operated Mary Ann’s Hallmark in Newport News and was a Eucharistic Minister and choir member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church. She loved traveling, especially to tropical destinations with palm trees and sand.
She is survived by a daughter, Megan Menoche Sutton and her husband, Shannon of Asheville, NC; and a son, Matthew Thomas Menoche, of Virginia Beach; a grandson, Samuel Caleb Sutton; a sister, Kathleen Carhart and her husband, Eldred, of Newburgh, NY; and many loving nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Jennifer Marie Menoche.
A memorial mass will be offered on Friday, December 5th at 11 a.m. at Church of the Ascension, 4853 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach, 23462. The family will receive friends at the church following the mass. A graveside service will be held on Friday at 3 p.m. at Peninsula Memorial Park, 12750 Warwick Boulevard, Newport News.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to charities close to her heart, Social Justice Ministry or Sowers of Justice at Church of the Ascension.
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The family would like to express its gratitude to the congregation of Church of the Ascension for the love and support that they’ve shown throughout Mary Ann’s illness.Send Flowers
Megan, Matthew and Family,
My deepest sympathy to your family. Mary Ann was a wonderful Mom, Friend, and always made you feel welcome no matter what the circumstances were. Heaven welcomed her with open arms. I feel very fortunate that she was and will always be my friend.
There are no words that can express my sadness at this time. Mary Ann was a gift to all of us, her caring, laughter and generosity touched everyone who knew her.
Heaven has gained one heck of an angel. God Bless you Bunny.
My prayers go out toMary Ann’s family. She is now at peace. May God continue to give you peace.
Dear Megan, Matthew, and Family. Please know I am thinking of all of you. I will always have fond memories of Mary Ann and always feeling welcome in your home when we were growing up.
Hoping you find comfort in the love of family and friends.
With heartfelt sympathies,
Mary Ann was a wonderful person always filled with love and kindness for all of our family and the many others she touched. I will remember her fondly and be thankful for the time she was in our lives. I know she will be missed by many!
Dear Menoche Family: Mary Ann was such a driving force for goodness…..know that her kindness touched everyone. She is at peace; I am confident you will feel your angel’s peace.
Dear Meghan, Matthew and Family,
Mary Ann and I met working together on the directory in 1999 at Mount Carmel in Newport News. I loved her laugh! What a great laugh! She had a way of making you feel special. She talked about ya’ll all the time, loves her kids. She will be truly missed. I said a Rosary for your family today. I will keep you all in my prayers. God bless you all.