Mary J.
Mary J.
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Mary Jo Reich passed away on February 28, 2023, at Rochester Methodist Hospital. She was born November 3, 1936, in Grand Rapids, Minnesota to George and Lillian (Shepp) Bailey.

Mary Jo graduated from Hill City High School and the Minnesota School of Business in Minneapolis. She worked as a lab technician and supervisor at Mayo Clinic from 1982-2000 and as a receptionist at Shorewood from 1999-2015.

Mary Jo enjoyed sports, especially the Minnesota Twins and the Vikings, reading, walking, crafts and listening to music. She loved decorating for the holidays. She was a very caring person and tried to find something good in everything and everyone. She married Wayne Reich in 1956 and later divorced.

Survivors include her son Greg (Pam) Reich, two daughters Pam (Neil) Clemens and Sue (Brian McCoy) all of Rochester, grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her son Joe, her parents, brother, sister-in-law, and son-in-law.

The family will have a private graveside service at Oakwood Cemetery.

Ranfranz and Vine funeral home is honored to be serving the Reich family. To share a special memory or condolence, please visit


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S Sharon Root on Mar 14, 2023

Mary Jo and I spent very enjoyable time traveling by bus and road trips to Branson and Door County She was a very good friend in our younger days and after we quit traveling.

L Laurie Campion on Mar 13, 2023

So sorry for your loss. Mary Jo was a wonderful asset to Shorewood during her time here. Her decorating skills were phenomenal. Residents and staff alike loved to see how she decorate her desk. She has been missed and will continue to be.
Laurie Campion

  Jackie Chonis on Mar 5, 2023

We’re sorry for your loss. Nick and Jackie Chonis

C Cathy Jones on Mar 3, 2023

My heart is sad 💙 A lovely, kind, caring, thoughtful soul has left this earth; however, the impact Mary Jo made in so many people's life's will live on! My thoughts & prayers to her family! Fly high with the angels Mary Jo,,, give Joe a big hug from me 💕

G Gloria DeBusman on Mar 2, 2023

Mary Jo was one of the most thoughtful people I had the honor of knowing and working with in my lifetime! Just when you needed it the most, she would send a card or a gift to brighten your day and to let you know she was there to support you. Her kindness always amazed me! Not only was she a tremendously supportive co-worker she was also a wonderful friend. I still have several of the gifts she gave me and have thought of her fondly over the years. My prayers go out to her family whom I know will miss her dearly. Hugs to you Mary Jo!



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