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 FlowersPlant a Tree