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Mary Ann "Molly" (O'Riley) Lassuy

July 10, 1922 — May 24, 2021

Mary Ann “Molly” (O’Riley) Lassuy, 98, of Indianapolis, passed away on May 24, 2021 at St. Augustine Home for the Aged. Mary Ann was born on July 10, 1922 in Wateska, Illinois to the late Dennis Keith and Irma Elizabeth (Roark) O’Riley. Mary Ann married Albert “Art” George Lassuy in St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Danville, Illinois on November 18, 1944.

Mary Ann graduated from Danville High School in Danville, Illinois and went on to graduate from beauty school. After completing beauty school, she went on to attend St. Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana. While Art was attending the University of Notre Dame, they resided in Vetville, a housing sector on Notre Dame’s campus for veterans and their families. Art was the mayor of Vetville during their residency there, and Mary Ann was always proud of their time there. Mary Ann was a beautician at McGill Beauty Shop in Danville, Illinois and styled hair in a shop in her home in Odell, Illinois. Mary Ann was lastly employed at her brother, Dan O’Riley’s funeral home, where she did hair and took care of her brother; Mary Ann retired from her career as a hairdresser in 1998.

If Mary Ann was cooking, you knew you were in for a treat. She made sure all eight of her children always had a nutritious meal and were well cared for. If you had her Chop suey, you knew that it was a one-of-a-kind dish that just couldn’t be replicated. On Sundays she always made dessert and was very well known for her delectable butterscotch brownies. You never went hungry in Mary Ann’s presence, and she didn’t need a fancy kitchen or expensive ingredients to make a delicious meal.

Cheering on University of Notre Dame during football games was a must for Mary Ann. You could often hear her remarking to the Blessed Mother, “Mary, help your boys!” when her team wasn’t on the side of winning during a football game. As proud as Mary Ann was of Notre Dame football, she was even more proud of her Irish Catholic family. Mary Ann treasured her Irish heritage, and her Catholic faith was the foundation of her life. Mary Ann was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church in Odell, Illinois and a member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, of Casa Grande, Arizona during her residency there. Most recently, Mary Ann was a member of St. Malachy Catholic Church in Brownsburg, Indiana.

Mary Ann resided at St. Augustine Home for the Aged up until her passing, where she made wonderful memories with many cherished friends. She loved and appreciated all the staff members and enjoyed interacting with the Little Sisters of the Poor. Mary Ann’s family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff and the Little Sisters of the Poor for the excellent care and devotion they extended to Mary Ann during her residency there.

Mary Ann was often saying, “Say a Hail Mary and offer it up!” as words of wisdom to those she loved; her devotion to her faith was evident through her generosity and caring heart. Mary Ann was always giving haircuts and meals away to those less fortunate, but she was always very discreet in doing so. She never wanted to compromise the dignity of another individual and truly had a servant’s heart. Mary Ann will be remembered as a strong woman who was devoted to others with a deep love for her husband, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, siblings, and nieces and nephews.

Along with her parents and husband, Mary Ann was preceded in death by her son, Timothy J. Lassuy; her siblings, Colleen “Pat” Beever, Fr. James “Jim” O’Riley, and Daniel F. O’Riley; and a son-in-law, Michael McCarter.

Survivors include her children, Mary Pat McCarter, Margaret “Peggy” (James) Snead, Suzanne (Paul) Whalen, Dennis (Jessy Jacobs) Lassuy, Teresa (John) Caldara, Elizabeth Lassuy, and Joseph Lassuy; her brother, Fr. Dennis O’Riley; 13 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Mary Ann will be on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 10:00 A.M. in St. Malachy Catholic Church, 9833 E County Rd 750 N, Brownsburg, Indiana 46112. Mary Ann will be inurned at a later date in St. Francis Catholic Cemetery in Phoenix, Arizona. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Augustine Home for the Aged, 2345 West 86th Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46260. Please visit www.ORileyFuneralHome.com to leave an online condolence for Mary Ann’s family.

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