Mary Jo Walters, a retired registered nurse, died Saturday in Millard Fillmore Hospital after a lengthy illness. She was 72.
Born Mary Jo
Asma in Buffalo, she graduated from Sacred Heart Academy in 1950. She received her nursing degree in 1954 from D'Youville College. The following year, she moved to the Town of Tonawanda with her husband.
For more than 40 years, Mrs. Walters was a registered nurse for the Visiting Nursing Association, Rosa Coplon Long Term Home Health Care and various hospitals.
Multiple sclerosis forced her to retire in the early 1990s.
Mrs. Walters enjoyed spending time with her family, and before the multiple sclerosis became too debilitating, she enjoyed traveling with her husband and close friends.
Her husband of 40 years, Donald E., died in 1997.
Surviving are three daughters, Cheryll Moore of Buffalo, Sharon Haak of North Tonawanda and Karen of Lackawanna; two sons, Donald J. of Amherst and Patrick of the Town of Tonawanda; and six grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9 a.m. Wednesday in St. Amelia Catholic Church, 2999 Eggert Road, Town of Tonawanda, after prayers at 8:30 in Dengler Funeral Home, 2070 Eggert Road, Amherst.
Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Town of Tonawanda.