Mary Jo Gigot, 58, of New Franken, celebrated New Year's Eve, held closely by family, leaving this world and joining God in the early minutes of 2019. She was born in Green Bay, to the late Wallace and Eleanor (Tauschek) Dufek on 06-23-1960, raised in New Franken and graduated from Luxemburg-Casco High School in 1978. She married Randy Gigot at St. Kilian Church in New Franken on August 22, 1981, and had twin sons, Matthew and Michael in 1986. She was employed with Wisconsin Public Service for 35 years before retiring in 2014. Mary will be remembered for her bright smile, her love of family, for always putting others first, and her strength! Her enjoyments included cooking, making homemade soup, picking blackberries and campfires at the cottage and spending time with her grandchildren.
Survivors include her husband of 37 years, Randy and their sons, Matthew Gigot, D.C; Michael (Nicole Dowling) Gigot, Milwaukee; two grandchildren, Emeline and Lillian Gigot; her siblings, Lynn (Terry) Jerabek, Forestville; Jean (Roland) Treml, New Franken; Paul (Mary) Dufek, CA; Lori (Dan) LeGrave, Casco; Larry (Patricia) Dufek, New Franken; brothers in law and sisters in law, Nancy (Eli) Fenendael, Algoma; Karen VanBoxel, Green Bay; Barb Gigot, Algoma; and many nieces and nephews.
Mary Jo was preceded in death by her parents, Wally and Eleanor Dufek; her father in law and mother in law, Elmer and Emeline Gigot; two brothers in law, Milton Gigot and Bernie VanBoxel.
Friends may call 2:00 to 6:00 pm. at the McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG, on Sunday, January 06, 2019. Closing parish prayer service at 6:00 pm. with Cheryl Maricque, Pastoral Minister.
Visitation will continue between 9:30 and 10:45 am on Monday, January 07, 2019 at St. Kilian Church, New Franken. Funeral 11:00 am on Monday at the church with Rev. William O’Brien officiating. Entombment in the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum, Green Bay.
The family would like to extend thanks to all the doctors and nurses at St. Vincent Hospital and Mayo Clinic, who made the last four years possible. Jodi and Linda from the ICU, thank you for giving us such amazing comfort and care during Mary Jo’s final moments. You are very special people.