Born in Chicago, Illinois on July 14, 1932. Preceded in death by husband, Norman B. Melchior; parents, Joseph and Margaret McManus, brother, James McManus; sister-in-law, Ellen Melchior and grandson, Eric Staffa. Survived by her children, Michael (Lynn), Patrick (Brenda), Sheila Kryjeski (Joe), John (Nadine) and Tim (Kendall) (Lynn Melchior); nephew, Tom McManus and niece, Calleigh Wenzel (Nee McManus); 13 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Mary grew up in Mahtomedi MN and spent much time on White Bear Lake. A graduate of St. Josephs Academy, she later met and married Norman in 1953. Over the years Mary had been active in the Hibernian Ladies Auxiliary. Memorials preferred to St. Joseph Academy Alumni Association or Our Lady of Peace Hospice. Thank you to the caregivers at Our Lady of Peace Hospice, Home Hospice and Home Instead. Visitation: Tuesday, January 2 from 4-8, Willwerscheid Funeral Home 1167 Grand Avenue, St. Paul. Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday January 3, 10AM, Assumption Catholic Church, 51 W. 7th St. St. Paul followed by Luncheon and Interment at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery.