Mary  Louise
Greece: October 28, 2010 at age 78. Mary Lou is survived by her husband of 57 years, O. John 'Jack' Muench; children, Thomas (Susan) Muench, Mary Pat (Willard, Sr.) Prevost, John (Mary Anne) Muench, Jean (Colin) Williams & Susan Chichester; grandchildren, Megan (Jeff) Nelson, Caitlin (Brian) Walleshauser, John, Carolyn, Daniel & Christopher Prevost, Justin, Brittany, BethAnne, Makayla & Briana Muench; Shane Chichester, Willard (Tammy) Prevost, Jr., Ann (Tim) McGlashon,, Mary Anita (Martyn Rehberg) & Tim (Kim) Prevost; great-grandson, Kellen Nelson; 9 step-great-grandchildren; brother, Lawrence Kavanaugh; sisters, Joan (Gordon) Swarthout & Patricia Kavanaugh; brothers-in-law, Donald (Marilyn) Muench & Col. Ret. Elwood Shemwell; sisters-in-law, Marie Kavanaugh & Mary Ann Salt; several nieces and nephews; many dear friends. She is predeceased by her parents, Daniel (Louisa) Kavanaugh; brothers and sister-in-law, Lloyd Kavanaugh, Daniel (Betty) Kavanaugh & Eugene Kavanaugh; sister, Genevieve Shemwell & daughter-in-law, Debby Rogers-Muench. Mary was along-time member of Holy Cross Church and the National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees. Her family would like to express a sincere thank you to Kim & Marge and the staff of Visiting Nurse Hospice for their care and support. Friends may call Sunday, 1-5 P.M. at Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home, Greece Chapel, 1075 Long Pond Road. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, 9:30 A.M. at Holy Cross Church, 4488 Lake Avenue. Interment in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Lung Association ( in her memory.

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  1. Dear Jack and Family
    I am so sorry for your loss and would like to extend my deepest sympathy. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the whole family. God bless all of you. Eternal rest grant unto Mary Lou and let perpetual light shine upon her.
    Pam Scheg Corell

  2. Dear Jack, Sue and Family,
    I am so sorry for the loss of your wife, and mom. Loosing a family member is always leaves such a hole in your life. Please accept my condolences and know that with time, good times will return to your memory and actually come first to your mind. My sympathies are with you.

  3. Dear Mary Pat, I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. It leaves such a pain in your heart to lose a parent. I know, because I lost my dad. I am sorry I didn’t get to go the the Wake. I just came across the notice. Please give my condolences to your dad and to your brothers and sisters. I remember the good old days hanging out on California Dr. and playing the piano at your house…Your mom was a sweetheart. Take care of your dad now. Your mom is at peace…..

  4. Dear Uncle Jack, dear cousins and family, I am so sorry to hear about Aunt Mary Lou. I thought when I was in Rochester 2 years ago , that would be the last time I would see her. Then here she was in May of this year, at
    aunt Joan’s cottage..laughing,visiting ..and staying til the end of the party! She was a fighter. Love to all of you. Ann

  5. I am so sorry for your ‘loss’, everyone.

    I can still remember seeing and talking with her at your house when we all used to ‘hang out’ with you, MaryPat.

    She was a very kind, sweet woman.

  6. I will always remember my Aunt Mary Lou as a vital and important member of the our Muench/Kavanaugh family. With all her kids and all the constant energy around her I know she lived a full life. To my Uncle Jack & all my cousins I extend my best wishes and hold great memories of your mom and all of you.
    Best regards,

  7. Jean Williams and family my thoughts and prayers goes to you for the loss of your Mother, sorry i could’nt atten the wake ,Merline Dobney

  8. May you be at peace in eternal heaven now Mary Louise.My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family during this difficult time.

  9. Mom, I will take comfort in knowing that you aren’t suffering anymore, but I miss you so much and didn’t want you to go. Love you always, Sue
    ‘Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.’

  10. So very sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one…wife, mother, sister, grandmother, cousin, aunt etc.We know she meant so much to everyone. She is now pain free and comforted in the arms of our Lord.

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