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About Mary Jane Foote
Obituary, FEERICK FUNERAL HOME
Mary Jane Manierre Foote Born: October 27, 1920, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Died: July 29, 2016, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Mary Jane Manierre Foote died peacefully on the morning of Friday, July 29. She lived a full life in good health with an abiding love for her family and deep affection for her lifelong home of Milwaukee. Mary Jane was born on October 27, 1920 in Milwaukee. Mary Jane was the beloved and cherished wife for 63 years of Peter Chapin Foote who preceded her in death on March 22, 2005. She was the adored mother of Suzanne (Chris) Hanks, William (Kari) Foote, and Dr. Peter (Dr. Robin Wilson) Foote. Mimi/Granny was a devoted and loving grandmother to 8 grandchildren and 6 great- grandchildren all of whom visited her frequently in her final years. Mary Jane grew up on Farwell Ave and lived comfortably the last 11 years of her life a few blocks away on Prospect Ave at St John's on the Lake. Mary Jane was the youngest of 5 children of inventor George Manierre III and his wife Katharine Newbury Manierre. Her death marks the passing of this generation of the Manierre family. Spending her childhood summers at the family’s wonderful summer home in Lake Mills, Mary Jane attended Shorewood High School and Milwaukee Downer College. She met her husband Peter in high school and they were married in June 1941. They moved to Philadelphia for a time during WW II where Peter was based before shipping out to the Pacific with the US Navy. She returned to Milwaukee awaiting his return from the war. Mary Jane and Peter started their family in 1947 first in Shorewood and then Whitefish Bay. During the years raising their family, Mary Jane and Peter were active members of the Town Club, Heiliger Huegel Ski Club and Ephraim Yacht Club. Mary Jane also enjoyed her time at the Women’s Club of Wisconsin following in the footsteps of her mother. Mary Jane was a devoted mother focusing her attention on her 3 children and supporting Peter in his world- wide business travels. She had diverse interests ranging from reading, writing, music and theatre. She was also very active enjoying horseback riding, swimming, skiing and long walks with Peter and their numerous golden retrievers. Having a lifelong interest in and talent for painting, she spent increasing time creating wonderful scenes of home in Wisconsin. Echoing her childhood memories of summer, Mary Jane and Peter built a home on the shores of Lake Michigan in Ephraim where she spent over 45 summers. Ephraim was a frequent inspiration for her paintings which now serve as a living reminder of her passion. Mary Jane was a truly gracious, dignified, elegant, artistic, kind, fun loving, curious, honest, loyal and loving person. She lead a remarkable life touching many and leaving us with sweet memories. Memorials in Mary Jane's name may be made to St. John's on the Lake, 1840 N. Prospect Ave., Milwaukee WI 53202, The Ephraim Historical Foundation, PO Box 165, Ephraim WI 54211 or the Milwaukee Art Museum, 700 N. Art Museum Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53202.