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Mother of Karen Brigode passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on March 7, 2011

Mary Frances “Shannie” BRIGODE

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BRIGODE Mary Frances “Shannie” Mary Frances “Shannie” Brigode, age 85, of Perrysburg, passed away suddenly on Friday, March 4, 2011 at St. Luke’s Hospital. Mary Frances was born on September 13, 1925 in Toledo to Frank J. and Marguerite (Baude) McManus. Mary Frances attended St. Joseph’s School, Maumee, graduating in 1939. She graduated from Notre Dame Academy, Toledo and received the Scholarship Medal-highest honors for four years. Mary Frances enrolled in the accelerated program at Mary Manse College, Toledo, majoring in chemistry and physics graduating in 1946, Magna Cum Laude-Bachelor of Science. She was inducted into Kappa Gamma Pi, National Honor Society. Mary Frances was employed as a Quality Control Lab Technician at Glass Fibers, Waterville and later promoted to head of the department. In 1950, she married T. Dale Brigode at St. Joseph’s Church, Maumee and moved to Perrysburg. They had six children born between 1951- 1966. She became active in St. Rose Altar Society, served as secretary, president and committee chairman. She was also vice president of Kappa Gamma Pi in 1960’s and treasurer of Perrysburg League of Women’s Voters in the 1970’s. During the 1960’s, Mary Frances helped organize and operate St. Rose School Library and volunteered for various other school activities. Mary Frances also volunteered at McAuley High School Library. In 1975, she joined Dale in the operation of Brigode and Associates, a management consulting firm doing business globally. Mary Frances enjoyed sewing, quilting, reading and hiking. Mary Frances and Dale visited all 48 states, Canadian Provinces from coast to coast and joined walking groups in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. In addition to her husband, Dale and her parents, Mary Frances was preceded in death by her daughter, Darcy in 1966 and brother, Frank. She is survived by her daughter, Karen Brigode of Perrysburg; sons, David Brigode of Sonoma, CA, Keith (Denise) Brigode of Perrysburg, Craig (Nancy) Brigode of San Francisco, CA, and Bruce (Barbara) Brigode of Perrysburg; grandchildren, Nicholas (Amanda), William, Charles, Andrew, and Dylan Brigode; step grandson, Richard (Susan) Seiling; great-grandchildren, Isabella and Elizabeth Brigode; step great- grandchildren, Allison and Asher Seiling and Preston Mangan. Also surviving are sisters, Marguerite, Dolores, Ann and Pat (Bob). A memorial Mass will be held on Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Rose Catholic Church, Perrysburg. Burial will be private in the church cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Rose Parish Building Fund or St. John’s Jesuit High School-Brigode Science Scholarship Fund. Arrangements by Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home, Maumee.

Published in Toledo Blade on March 6, 2011

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