- November 3, 1927 - December 30, 2012
- Knoxville, Tennessee
of Marie's Passing
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“Elizabeth, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Frank, Tammy, & Doug
1 of 14 | Posted by: Frank & Tammy Krisak - Charlotte, NC
So sorry to hear of your moms passing.
2 of 14 | Posted by: Jack & Donna Bondurant - TN
“We were sorry to hear about your mother. Please know that you and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers during this sad time.
Bob and...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: Bob and Joanne Seedlock - TN
“May Family,My prayers and thoughts are with you as you cope with the loss of your beloved mother, Marie. I recall a trip to Savannah once for Saint...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Mary Seedlock - Tucker, GA
“My thoughts and prayers are with the family. I worked many years with Marie and we spent many hours in Watson's Basement when Watson's was still in...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Janie Moore Emmert - TN
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time of need. From the way you spoke of your mother, she seemed like a...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: KeAndrea Carter - knoxville, TN
“Such a pretty, and elegant lady. The video was wonderful and thank's for sharing the "Thru the year's" pictures to remind us all of how to enjoy our...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Betty Blackburn - Knoxville, TN
“Marie and I worked at Home Federal for many years and remained friends even after retirement. We shared many lunch hours together at the old S&W...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Mary Jane Murphy Lewis - TN
“My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.
9 of 14 | Posted by: Jane Hutchins - Tucker, GA
“My Aunt Marie was truly a "grand lady". In my memory she was a "grand lady of numbers". If you didn't know she worked in a bank, you would think...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Susan O'Malley Stevens - Augusta, GA
“Marie you will be missed by all the Newcomer's.
It sounds as if you did your job here on earth so well, as your nephew has stated, about taking the...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: Christine Cormier - Knoxville,, TN
“We will always remember Aunt Marie as the family historian. Her memory of the past and who was who in the family was incredible. A beautiful lady...Read More »
12 of 14 | Posted by: Bill and Sandy O'Malley - Miami, FL
“My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
13 of 14 | Posted by: Ella Hill - Marietta, GA - Friend
“Dearest Sweet Family,
It was indeed, my honor to call Marie my friend. We shared many Newcomer stories as she was hostess for me at our monthly ...Read More »
14 of 14 | Posted by: Irma De Bord - Knoxville, TN
Marie Antoinette O'Malley May, 85, entered into eternal peace on Saturday, December 30th, 2012. Marie was born on November 3, 1927, daughter of the late Theodore and Antoinette O'Malley in Cleveland, Ohio. She graduated from St. Josephs Academy in 1945 and attended Ursuline College. She married the late Bryan Thomas May on October 7th, 1950 in Cleveland, Ohio. The family moved to Knoxville in 1966, where Marie was a 46 year parishioner of Sacred Heart Cathedral and also attended All Saints Catholic Church. Marie was widely recognized as a loyal employee of Home Federal for over 20 years, working primarily at the Market Street main office. In addition to volunteer efforts at Sacred Heart, she was a long standing member of the Newcomers Club of Knoxville, the American Business Women's Association, St. Christopher's Guild at Sacred Heart Cathedral and treasurer of the Women's Society at Sacred Heart. Marie personified the definition of "a people person" long before anyone coined the phrase. She had a loving and generous heart, and was always giving to others. Her lifelong devotion to the Catholic faith and her dedication to her family were easily recognized as one of Marie's most endearing qualities. Forever remembered as a "grand lady", Marie never met a conversation she didn't like. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 52 years, Bryan Thomas May in 2004; her parents and three brothers; Theodore, Edward and Robert and sister-in-law Mary Ellen McNamara Costello. She leaves loving memories to be cherished by her three children; Bryan T. May Jr., Mary Elizabeth and Michael Ownby all of Knoxville and Michael May and Mignon Burst of Atlanta, Georgia. She is survived by her sisters-in-law, Patricia O'Malley of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Therese O'Malley of Cleveland, Ohio and Claire O'Malley of Deerfield Beach, Florida, as well as 18 nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends Sunday, January 6th, 2013, from 5 to 7 p.m. with the Holy Rosary immediately following by Fr. Chris Michelson at Highland Memorial Funeral Home, 5315 Kingston Pike. His Eminence Cardinal Sean O'Malley, O.F.M. Cap. will concelebrate the Funeral Mass for Marie at 10 a.m., Monday, January 7th, 2013 at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Graveside services will be held for the immediate family only. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Ladies of Charity of Knoxville, 120 W. Baxter Ave., Knoxville, TN 37917. The family wishes to thank the staff of Turkey Creek Medical Center for their compassionate care during Marie's final hours.