Mary Prosser - Departed on May 12, 2019 - Green Bay, Wisconsin
Mary Prosser - Departed on May 12, 2019 - Green Bay, Wisconsin

Mary Prosser

Born in Catano, Puerto Rico on Sep 18, 1931

Died on May 12, 2019 and resided in Green Bay, Wisconsin

Mary V. Prosser, 87, died peacefully on Sunday, May 12, 2019. She was born in Catano, Puerto Rico to the late Juan and Lila (Carballo) Lamurey. She was the wife of James (Jim) F. Prosser of Green Bay.

As the daughter of a career U.S. Army officer, Mary lived in many states during her life. She graduated from Cristobal High School, Panama in 1950 and followed her family to Eatontown, NJ, where her father was stationed at Ft. Monmouth. Mary worked at the Signal Corps Engineering Labs at Ft. Monmouth and joined the U.S. Foreign Service in 1955. She served at the U.S. Embassy in Bonn, Germany, where she met Jim. Following their marriage in Munich in 1960, they served in the Belgian Congo, Belgium, the Soviet Union, Switzerland, Kenya and Italy, before retiring to Green Bay in 1990. She was a member of St. Philip the Apostle Parish.

An avid traveler, Mary visited all 50 states and actually lived in 13 different countries between being an “Army brat” and a foreign service employee and spouse. She and Jim loved to travel on freighter ships and actually sailed around the world in 2001. She also enjoyed train travel in Europe and safari trips in Africa. She loved classic movies, multiple genres of music, soap operas, and playing any card or board game including bridge and Aw Shucks!!! She was a master of Trivial Pursuit and was often the first player picked when family members would gather to play.

Most of all, Mary loved her God, her family and her friends.  She devoted much of her day to reciting novenas and prayers for others. She will be greatly missed. Survivors include her husband, James; son, Stephen (Jodi), Oak Hill, VA; grandchildren, Jennifer and Matthew; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Mary is preceded in death by her siblings, Yolanda (Richard) Jordan, John (Rosemary) Lamurey and Elizabeth Ann Lamurey.

Visitation will be at St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church, 312 Victoria St., from 9:30 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. on Saturday, May 18, with Rev. William Hoffman officiating the Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. Online condolences may be expressed at www.Prokowall.com. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Philip the Apostle Parish.

Funeral Mass: Saturday May 18, 2019, 11:00 a.m. at St. Philip the Apostle

Visitation: Saturday May 18, 2019, 9:30-10:45 a.m. at St. Philip the Apostle

Served by Proko-Wall Funeral Director: Josh Vandenbush

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