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Meredith "Merry" Anne Nessinger

Mar 18, 1935 - Jun 17, 2021

Meredith "Merry" Anne Nessinger

March 18, 1935 - June 17, 2021


Meredith "Merry" Anne Nessinger

March 18, 1935 - June 17, 2021

Mom always said she wanted to live to be 100 so she could be around to watch her grandchildren and great grandchildren grow up and to torment her children. Unfortunately, mom, 86, passed away peacefully at Honor Health Scottsdale Shea on Thursday, June 17 shortly after midnight. Mom was surrounded by her loving sons Milton and Michael and daughter Marcia. Merry was born in Chicago IL and lived in the Grayslake, IL area until July 1985. In July 1985 Merry and her husband Joe relocated to the Phoenix area.

Merry was a young 86 years of age and had a zest for life. She loved to spend time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchild. She loved our annual vacations to either Disneyland, CA, San Diego, Chicago, or Walt Disney World, FL. She loved to read you could always catch her sitting somewhere reading a book or newspaper (like reading the USA Today newspaper while at Disneyland, CA). She loved to sew, her most recent sewing craft that she loved to do was quilting in which she had created quilts for her grandchildren, family friends, and great grandchild and her great grandchild's American Girl Dolls. She also spent countless hours on the golf course coaching her husband in blind golf.

Prior to moving to Phoenix, Merry taught US history at both East and West High School and at Thomas Jefferson Jr High in Waukegan, IL for 16 years. After relocating to Phoenix Merry worked at AZ Veterans, middle school history at St. Agnes Catholic School, and retired in 2007 after working 16+ years as a Probate Court Investigator for Maricopa County.

Merry was preceded in death by her parents (Margaret and Milton), husband (Joseph) and step daughter (Cathy Mae). She is survived by her four children Margaret, Milton (Randi), Michael and Marcia and step son Joe Jr. Merry has five grandchildren (Amanda, Michael, Tabitha, Libby, Heather) and one great grandchild (Elizabeth).

Visitation will be held at Hansen Desert Hills on Tuesday, June 22 from 5pm to 7pm. 6500 E Bell Rd, Scottsdale AZ 85254. Funeral Mass on Wednesday, June 23 at 2PM at Mater Misericordia Catholic Church, 1537 West Monroe St, Phoenix, AZ 85007. Merry will be laid to rest next to the love of her life her husband at Ascension Catholic Cemetery in Libertyville IL on Saturday June 26 at 10am.


Tue, Jun 22, 2021 at 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hansen Desert Hills Chapel

6500 E Bell Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85254

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Funeral Mass
Wed, Jun 23, 2021 at 2:00 pm
Mater Misericordia Catholic Church

1537 W. Monroe St.
Phoenix, AZ 85007

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Sat, Jun 26, 2021 at 10:00 am
Ascension Catholic Cemetery

Libertyville, IL -

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