Date of BirthFebruary 11, 1935

MARY SUE COSENTINO Obituary

Date of BirthFebruary 11, 1935

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Date of PassingJanuary 30, 2016

MARY SUE COSENTINO Obituary

from Kansas city, Missouri, United States

Date of BirthFebruary 11, 1935

MARY SUE COSENTINO Obituary

Date of BirthFebruary 11, 1935

439 Views

Date of PassingJanuary 30, 2016

MARY SUE COSENTINO Obituary

from Kansas city, Missouri, United States


Mary Sue (Rellihan) Cosentino was born on February 11th, 1935, in Kansas City, Missouri, to devoted parents Dean (Hart) and Jerry J. Rellihan Sr. On Sunday, October 30th, 2016 at the age of 81 years old, our Heavenly Father called her back home. As a young girl, Mary Sue was blessed with two brothers, Jerry Joe and Philip. She attended Holy Trinity Grade School and Bishop Glennon High School, where her kind-hearted nature gained her lifelong friends. Upon reaching high school, she inspired her classmates through her inclusive attitude and radiant charisma - one very special classmate in particular. As a senior, Mary Sue was a student aide in the front office when a junior boy became a frequent visitor – Dante Cosentino. It was love at first sight, and the rest is history. They were wed in Holy Matrimony on April 7th, 1954, which marked a beautiful day in their love story – a story that was transcendent. They were abundantly blessed with the gift of five children: David and his wife Tana, DeeDee and her husband David (Maddox), Jamie and his wife Cheryl, Denise and her husband Mike (Armentrout), and John and his wife Julie; and her best confidante who was like her own daughter, Leslie McIntyre. Her children were her greatest accomplishment - she was beyond proud of them and honored to call them her own. Mary Sue was the wonderful grandmother to fourteen grandchildren, Ambra (Chris), Khara, Cori, Dante, Ali (Jeremy), Kyli, Shea, Jason, Michael, Candra, Cassie, John, Danten and James, who adored and cherished her completely. Nothing put a bigger smile on her face than her two great- grandchildren, Ava and Cade. She will undoubtedly be smiling from above when her newest great-grandbaby is born in January. Mary Sue held many roles during her lifetime: daughter, mother, wife, aunt, friend, and more. One thing for certain was her unmatched faith in God. She was a loyal member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church. She was constantly offering prayers of thanksgiving for all of life's joys and sufferings. She was deeply devoted to the Blessed Mother and trusted in Jesus with her whole heart. She dedicated her life to others - donating her time, treasure and talent to countless organizations, schools, churches and charities. It was the simple things that gave Mary Sue's life the most meaning, like playing cards with her bridge group, reading a novel, bowling a turkey, swimming, traveling with her friends to California, having all "three peas in the pod" together, watching any and all sporting events as she was the most avid sports fan imaginable, and sharing the newest photos of her grandkids for all to see. Mary Sue was very proud of her Irish heritage, insuring that special traditions were kept alive. From making the famous meat pies for Easter and Christmas, to enjoying cabbage and the parade on St. Patrick's Day, family history was richly important to her. In a twist of irony, she found herself at the core of Dante's big Italian family. Her home was an open door. All those who entered were treated as family, and immediately given a delicious plate of spaghetti to enjoy. Her family was her whole heart, and her soul was ignited in their presence. She was the mother you dream of, the one you were lucky to have, the best in the business. She was a doting grandmother who spoiled her grandchildren with constant care and support - never missing a game, event or moment. Her words of wisdom will echo forever, and the ripple effect of her love will be endless. The family would like to thank Dr. A. Cosmo Caruso. Over the past twenty-five years, he has gone above and beyond to make sure she was receiving the best care, up until the very end. He is a dear friend, as Mary Sue fondly referred to him as "her angel on earth." To Fr. Don Farnan, for offering her perpetual spiritual guidance and brightly paving the path to heaven. To Dr. Gerald M. Mancuso, the family would also like to express the utmost gratitude. To Deb Bauman and her blue-eyed Lady girl, for providing company in the toughest of times. Mary Sue is proceeded in death by her parents, her brother Jerry Joe, sisters-in-law Mary, Frances and Billie, brothers-in-law Jim, Bud and Mike, nieces Kathy, Kim, and Julie, and her baby daughter, whom are exuberantly welcoming her with loving arms into Heaven. She is survived by her five children, fourteen grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, her brother Philip, her sisters-in-law Patricia, Barbara, Mickey, and Joyce, her brothers-in-law Jerry and Dan, and countless nieces, nephews, and friends. Mary Sue was married to the love of her life, Dante, for over 60 years. After he passed away last year, she often spoke of how she couldn't wait to dance with him again in Heaven. How beautiful an image to see them dance while the chorus of angels and saints joyfully sing. Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 3, from 5:00pm-8:00pm, at St. Thomas More Catholic Church; the Rosary will be prayed at 4:30pm. Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00am on Friday, November 4, at the Church. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Seton Center, Bishop Sullivan Center, Little Sisters of the Poor and Gotta Have Hope Inc. Share memories and stories at www.mcgilleystatelinechapel.com. Arrangements by McGilley State Line Chapel, 12301 State Line Road, Kansas City, MO 64145. (816) 942-6180. M

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