Munzell, Mary Ellen Kenny

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November 21, 1935 - January 2, 2019

Munzell, Mary Ellen Kenny

Mary Ellen Kenny Munzell of Plano, Texas passed away peacefully on January 2, 2019.  She was born November 21,1935 in Hartford, Connecticut to Margaret Calano Kenny and Thomas Keimy.  She is survived by her two sisters, Joan Mattes of Hartford, CT and Cynthia Kenny, of Rocky Hill, CT.  She is also survived by Joan’s four daughters and their families, and Cynthia’s two sons and their families.  Mary Ellen is predeceased by the love of her life, Christopher James Munzell with whom she shared a wonderful marriage.

Her family loved to tell the story of how they met in Buenos Aires, Argentina, when Mary Ellen was employed by the United States Embassy and Chris was in the United States Marines and stationed at the embassy. Mary Ellen enjoyed life to the fullest, flying to Saudi Arabia at the age of thirty to take a job with an oil company, something that was considered quite daring for a single woman at that time. During her years in Plano she was gifted with a circle of close and caring friends that were always there to help her in any way that they could as her health declined.

Mary Ellen’s family would like to extend their sincere thanks for the outstanding care, compassion, respect, and affection given to her by everyone at Prestonwood Court Assisted Living this past year. The family would also like to thank the staff of Silverado Hospice who guided her on her final journey.

Memorial services will be held in both Plano and Hartford at a later date.

Donations in her memory can be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 27141-5014; or Prestonwood Court Assisted Living, 7001 West Piano Parkway, Piano, Texas 75093-8867.

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andy Letendre

February 20, 2019 11:36AM

A BHS classmate who remembers fondly Mary Ellen's enthusiasm and spirit. My condolences to her family and friends.


Dick & Sally Roberts

January 16, 2019 10:53AM

Mary Ellen was an important part of Seniors Active in Learning (SAIL) at Collin college. She held many positions of authority. As a fellow student, we appreciated her friendship. She made SAIL a better place because of her involvement. We will miss her. She's now with the Lord.


Dick & Sally Roberts

January 16, 2019 10:48AM

Our best regards to the family of Mary Ellen. We knew and worked with Mary Ellen as part of Seniors Active in Learning (SAIL) at Collin College. Mary Ellen held various positions at SAIL. We will miss her, but know she's with the Lord.


Susan Likes

January 13, 2019 6:21PM

Mary Ellen, you were the love of my brother Chris's life. You are now together in loving embrace, after a long separation of 22 years. My love goes to you both.


Peggy Weindel

January 08, 2019 3:18PM

Mary Ellen was such a sweet person. Sometimes we would have movie night at my house and she would sit in the recliner. She was so small we could hardly see her. If it hadn't been for movie night and/or bridge, I might never have met her. What a loss that would have been for me. I will miss her.


Joyce Blank

January 08, 2019 2:16PM

Mary Ellen you are often thought of & will be missed..peace be with you, my dear friend


Claire Occhipinti

January 08, 2019 10:16AM

I met Mary Ellen at our church services and ladies lunches. She was a sweet caring person and our congregation will miss her. Rest in peace.


Erma Spencer

January 08, 2019 2:05AM

Peace be with yours my little movies friend


Erma Spencer

January 08, 2019 2:00AM

Safe journey my “sweet little shorty.” May the peace of “Love” guide your way.


Sharon Goldgar

January 07, 2019 3:54PM

I met Mary Ellen as a member of our Thursday movie group. In the last few years as we rode together to the movies I came to know and love her. I will miss her.


Ron and Marilyn Ackerman

January 07, 2019 10:41AM

Rest in peace our dear friend, Mary Ellen. We will miss you.


Beverly Webb

January 07, 2019 10:29AM

A lovely lady and friend. You will truly be missed.


Karla Click

January 07, 2019 9:48AM

Your movie group will miss you. Love, hugs and kisses from us all.


Phyllis Morris

January 07, 2019 8:44AM

Up until recently, Mary Ellen was a frequent participant in our Thursday night movie group. We missed her probing questions and witty comments at the dinners that followed the movie. She will be greatly missed.


Grace LeBlanc

January 06, 2019 8:40AM

Bless you and may your spirit now fly free!
Love Grace


Rosemary McGinn

January 04, 2019 3:45PM

I know you are at peace, Mary Ellen. May your family know that they are in my thoughts.


Diana and Daryl Reynolds

January 04, 2019 11:43AM

Rest in peace, dear friend.