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Mary C. Ascolani

Died: Monday, December 31, 2012
Age: 80
Mary C. Ascolani, 80, Lake Geneva, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, at Atrisan Assisted Living of Lake Geneva. Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, Lake Geneva, with The Rev. Angel Anaya officiating. Visitation Friday, Jan. 4, from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Steinke Funeral Home, Lake Geneva.

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