Mary Jo Lynch-Fanning

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Thursday, October 20, 1960
Date of Death:
Thursday, March 18, 2021
Age:
60 years old

Visitation

Date: Saturday April 10, 2021
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location: River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home [ view map ]

Memorial Service

Date: Saturday April 10, 2021
Time: 12:00 pm

Location: River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home [ view map ]

Live Stream

The memorial service will be live streamed here: https://youtu.be/V0wbytEw1y0

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Thursday, October 20, 1960
Date of Death:
Thursday, March 18, 2021
Age:
60 years old
Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Thursday, October 20, 1960
Date of Death:
Thursday, March 18, 2021
Age:
60 years old

Mary Jo Lynch-Fanning

After a short battle with cancer, Mary Jo Lynch-Fanning, 60, of Oronoco, MN, passed away peacefully at her home on March 18, 2021, surrounded by her loving family.

Mary Jo was born on October 20, 1960 in Rockford, Illinois, to Robert & Maxine Lynch. She graduated in 1978 from Waseca High School and then attended Rochester Area Vocational-Technical Institute graduating in 1979 with her LPN nursing degree. Upon graduation, she worked at Rochester Mayo Clinic Hospital in various departments for over 40 years.

On September 12, 1998, she married Dean Fanning in Lake Tahoe, Nevada. Together they lived in Oronoco with their loving dog, Bentley.

Mary Jo had a natural gift of caring for others and loved her job. She served her patients with respect and true compassion. The love for her family and friends was apparent to all. She was everyone’s favorite sister and Aunt. In her free time, she could be found working in her beautiful flower gardens. She looked forward to family gatherings and time spent with friends.

Mary Jo is survived by her husband, Dean. She is also survived by her siblings, Linda (Glenn) Nerbak, Deb (Jeff) Brasch, Janine (Jim) Hesch, Mike Lynch, Anne Kent (Kurt Schneider), Susan Kingston; brother-in-law, Jeff Fanning; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; father-in-law and mother-in-law, George and Marie Fanning; brothers-in-law, Jeff Kingston and Tom Fanning; and nephew and Godson, Tyler Pint.

The memorial service will be held at 12:00 p.m. Saturday, April 10, 2021 in the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home in Rochester, MN with Father Tom Loomis Officiating. Visitation will be held two hours prior to the service. Masks are required. Live stream of the service will be available.

A special thank you to Mayo Medical Oncology Team, Mayo Hospice, friends and neighbors who have provided so much support and compassion throughout Mary Jo’s illness.

Memorials are preferred to Rochester Mayo Hospice.

To view a live stream of the memorial service click here.

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The family of Mary Jo Lynch-Fanning has received the following condolences.

Mary Jo’s beautiful, compassionate spirit touched the lives of many, mine included. I will always be thankful for that. Celebrate her life and find comfort in remembering all the wonderful times you shared with her. 

We were so sorry to learn about Mary Jo’s passing.  We pray that God will comfort and bless you all with many happy memories that will bring smiles to your hearts. 💕 ~John 14:18, 27

So sorry for your loss.  May her memories fill your thoughts and bring you comfort.  All our prayers to her family.  Jeanne and David Roder

I am so sorry to hear of Mary Jo’s passing.  I was fortunate enough to have shared many good times with her, back in the day.  Her smile, sense of humor and generosity will remain forever in my heart.  Lynch and Fanning families, please know you are in my thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.  RIP, Mary Jo ~ see you on the other side.

Bless Mary Jo's memory. She was a beautiful soul and I am sure there is a wonderful celebration in Heaven. My sympathy to her loved ones. I was a co- worker. Judy Davis

What wonderful memories I will forever cherish of a dear, kind, and thoughtful niece. I am so sorry she had to go through this terrible ordeal. She was blessed to have such a good husband, awesome sisters and a brother, and a whole cadre of family and friends to be with her as she navigated the ravishes of cancer. I admired her strength from afar and only wish I lived closer and could have been part of her support system. There is comfort in knowing that she is now with her loving parents. Rest in peace, my dear. You earned your place in eternity. I shall never forget you. Love, Uncle Richard and Aunt Ginny

My heartfelt sympathy to all of Mary Jo’s family. I treasure the friend I had in Mary Jo when we were young. Hang on to the beautiful memories you have of her. 

My deepest condolences to the Lynch, and Fanning families.  You will all be in my prayer, and thoughts during this time of grieving.


 


Will Oliphant

Mary Jo, my dear sweet loving friend, I shall always cherish the beautiful times we shared, the fun we had, the love we shared, and the closeness.  God gained a beautiful soul with you and if I could be half of the amazingly beautiful soul you have always been, I would be so blessed.  I was so lucky to call you my very dear friend.  I shall miss your sweet precious smile forever!  Until I see you up there, keep my spot warm. We shall celebrate then. I love you to pieces, my dear angel. 

Mary Jo was an amazing person with a big heart. I will always remember the fun times. And, she will always have a special place in my heart. 
Sincerely, 


Elizabeth Zack 

I worked with Mary Jo and she ALWAYS had a smile on her face that could brighten the darkest of days. She will be so missed I pray for comfort for her family as they move forward.

Sending our deepest sympathies to all of you. This world lost such an amazing person, that touched sooo many people. Rest In Peace Dear Mary Jo 🙏🏻
Dean n Kathy Jo Landkammer 

Dean and Mary Jo's Family


I am so sorry for your loss.  Mary Jo was such a delight to be with, she was so kind, and so fun to be around!  I always enjoyed our visits during celebrations with friends.  She will  be missed!  I wish and pray for Dean and the family that they may have endless patience and peace during this time.  My heart aches for you!


With Love,


Janet and Gary Gunderson

Our condolences to all.  May your tears turn to happy memories.

Our hearts are breaking with the loss of such a special friend. Prayers to Dean and the family. MARY jo was apart of the Dorm family in Rochester. We had such good times together.  LOTS of cherished memories. We were always going to plan a get together to catch up on our lives so sorry we missed our chance.  MUCH LOVE AND PRAYERS.  NAT AND JAY. 

 I’m so sorry, Dean, Katie and the entire Lynch family. Such a huge and painful loss. Rest easy, Mary Jo.❤️