Mary Bjork

CAMBRIDGE — Mary Jo (Johanna Moloney) Bjork, 88, of Cambridge, passed away on Monday, March 16, 2020, surrounded by her loving family at home.

Mary was born on June 12, 1931, in Chicago, to William and Margaret (Harris) Moloney.

She spent her early life in Chicago, worked at Comisky Park and a racetrack on the south side. She graduated from The Academy of Our Lady in Chicago.

On June 10, 1961, Mary married James Bjork and they lived their lives together in Cambridge until his passing in 2004.

Mary was employed at Sears and Schweiger’s doing clerical work, co-owned Jim and Mary’s Bar that was located in Cambridge, and worked at Piggly Wiggly.

Mary enjoyed bowling, knitting, playing cards, working puzzles and spending time with family.

She was a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church.

Mary is survived by her children, Margaret E. Riley, Joseph A. Riley, Rose M. (Ricky) Haberkorn, John T. Riley, Eileen A. (Dennis Ellis) May, Catherine M. (Jon) Baum and William J. (Kim) Bjork; grandchildren, Kristin M. (Michael) Sullivan, David A. Burki, Gabriel J. (Abby) Haberkorn, Benjamin M. (Gisella) Burki, Steven J. (Devonne) Baum, Erin R. (Matthew Martello) Baum and Savannah G. May; great-grandchildren, Douglas J. Sullivan, Finnegan and Bryant Haberkorn, Cole, Taylor, Landon and Madison Jo Baum, Julian and Cynthia Burki; nephews, John Robinson and Charlie Osborn; nieces, Pamela Lund, Deborah Robinson, Victoria Bush, Sandy Lyons-Evans and Donna Osborn; and many great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Margaret Moloney; husband, James Bjork; son-in-law, Kurt May; siblings, Bill, Thomas and John Moloney, Marge Osborn and Rose Robinson.

A memorial service will take place at a later date.

The family would like to give special thanks to the Robinson cousins, and Mary’s hospice caretakers, Liz and Allison, for their exceptional care, and the ladies of St. Pius Catholic Church for their cards and prayers.

Nitardy Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

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