Mary Rita Ivanisin, 90, of Enfield, wife of her beloved husband, the late John D. Ivanisin, entered into eternal peace Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at Bickford Healthcare in Windsor Locks. Born in Lowell, MA, Mary was the daughter of the late Joseph and Georgianna (Ally) O'Leary. A resident of the Enfield community since 1962, she was employed by the Enfield Public Schools retiring in 1994 working as a secretary at J.F.K. Middle school for 21 years. She was an active parishioner at Holy Family Church where she was a past CCD teacher, a member of the Easter Clean Up committee, as well as assisting with the Bingo Club. Mary also volunteered at St. Joseph's Residence. She was instrumental in supplementing the Enfield Police Dept. Toys for Joy Toy Drive by donating all toys from her own toy drive. Her greatest joy and loves of her life were her children and grandchildren.
Mary is survived by a son, John D. Ivanisin Jr. and his wife Mariann of Broad Brook, a daughter, Anne Marie Palmer of Enfield; seven grandchildren, Kristina Ivanisin, John D. Ivanisin III, Joseph Ivanisin, David John Palmer, Daniel Ryan Palmer, Kristen Hague, and Ryan Dannahey; five great grandchildren, Miki Ivanisin, Caedence Hague, Alexis Dooly, Jalen Francis and Aniyah Francis ; two sisters, Marlene O'Leary of Rocky Hill, and Nancy Davis and her husband Joseph of South Paris, ME. Besides her husband John, she is predeceased by her 10 brothers and sisters. Visitation hours will be held from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, March 31, 2019 at Leete-Stevens Enfield Chapels, 61 South Rd., Enfield. Family and friends will gather at 9:00 a.m. Monday April 1, 2019 at Leete-Stevens for a procession to Holy Family Church, 23 Simon Rd., Enfield for a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial. Committal will follow at St. Catherine's Cemetery in Broad Brook. Donations in Mary's memory may be made to the Bickford Habitat Fund, 14 Main St., Windsor Locks, CT 06096. To leave online condolences, please visit www.Leetestevens.com.