Mary Anne Fleckenstein
September 11, 1961 - April 08, 2022
Service: Memorial Mass at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish, St Teresa of Avila Church, Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.
Mary Anne Fleckenstein, 60, unexpectedly and peacefully passed away Friday, April 8, 2022, in Charlottesville, VA. She was born September 11, 1961, in Pittsburgh, PA.
Despite a myriad of physical issues, Mary Anne never let her health problems define her. She was, first, and always, a child of God who worshipped her savior Jesus Christ with all her mind, body, and soul, and all – every single one – of her gifts. She was an artist, in nearly every sense of that word and in every classification. She could design, write, draw, paint, sculpt, sew, cook, photograph, act, sing, and just about any other artistic endeavor that might occur to you. If it involved creativity, she would go for it. She breathed art. She embodied the notion that, in a world gone crazy with violence and destruction, she would create. Her creations gave her joy, and happiness, warmth, laughter, comfort, delight, smiles, and memories to others. All of this was done with kindness, tenderness, thoughtfulness, and caring, combined with an attitude of sharing, and with gratefulness for the gifts with which she had been blessed. This, in turn, brought gratitude from others which resulted in relationships, often lifelong friendships.
As a friend said, recently, “There was no one like her.” There is a large hole in every life that she touched.
Dear, youngest daughter of the late Edna Mae (McDonough) and Fred Fleckenstein, Mary Anne is survived by her sisters Bernadette (Wayne) McCort, Michelle (Scott) Mimnaugh, and Edna (Mike) Henninger, nieces Jennifer (Rich) Verscharen, Jessica (Eric) Restifo, Jillian Fleckenstein and nephew Michael (Ashley) Henninger, four great nieces, three great nephews and many cousins. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, at St. Teresa of Avilla Church on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at 10 AM. Interment will follow at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Mt. Troy. Please view and sign the guest book. Mary Anne’s family would like to acknowledge all the caring doctors and nurses at the University of Virginia’s Intensive Care Unit. Also, they would like thank Mary Anne’s compassionate pastor, Eileen Lehman of Connect Church, in Charlottesville VA. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.