Mary M. Roddy

February 4, 2024

Mary Roddy Obituary

Mary Margaret (Smith) Roddy, 89, passed away on February 4th, 2024, at Stonehill Health Center, Memory Care Unit.

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 6th, 2024, at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Road where a wake service will be at 3:45p.m.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 7th, at St. Columbkille Catholic Church with Fr. David Schatz officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Mary was born on June 3, 1934, in New Vienna, IA, the daughter of Edward Kiley Smith and Margaret Mary (Hamlin) Smith.

She graduated from St. Boniface High School, New Vienna in 1952, and from Mercy School of Nursing, Dubuque in 1956 with her RN.

She married John “Jack” Roddy on April 4, 1959, in New Vienna, IA. She was a member of St. Columbkille Church and Mother of Mercy Mother’s Club Circle.

Mary was a labor and delivery nurse at Mercy Hospital in Dubuque from 1956 to 1959 and a night nurse at Hills and Dales from 1973 to 2006. Mary was a compassionate nurse who loved caring for mothers and children.  

She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She was a great friend to many and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.

She is survived by her children: Mary Ann (Mark) Feldman, Susan “Sue” Roddy, John “Jack” (Kelli) Roddy, Lynn Roddy, James “Jim” (Lisa) Roddy and Martin “Marty” Roddy. Grandchildren: Emily (Josh) Schindler, Molly (Dillion) Scarecello, Ellen (AJ) Sellers, Kate (Jesse) Galef, Sarah (Jack) Margeson, Evin Roddy, Donovan Roddy, Elie Roddy, Iris Roddy and Nora Roddy and five great grandchildren.  

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Jack, her twin brother Charles, brothers Donald E. Smith and John “Jack” Smith, his twin sister in infancy, and a grandson Eoin Roddy.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Stonehill Health Center, Hills and Dales or Hospice of Dubuque in memory of Mary.

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February 6, 2024

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory
2595 Rockdale Road
Dubuque, IA 52003

Mass of Christian Burial
February 7, 2024

11:00 AM
St. Columbkille s Catholic Church (Rockdale Road, St. Patrick Garryowen cemetery)


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