Mary Ellen (Austin) (Morton) Rudolph

Endeavor -- Mary Ellen (Austin) (Morton) Rudolph (Also referred to as MeMe), 69, of Endeavor, passed away peacefully on February 26, 2021, surrounded by her loving family.

Mary was born on November 28, 1951, the daughter of the late Franklin and Catherine (McCarthy) Austin. 

Mary was born and raised in Brockton Massachusetts where she, as a single mother, also raised her two children. For many years she was a childcare worker in her home. Her daycare was her passion and one of the happiest times of her life.  Nothing brought her more joy than the love of a child. Her love of children even brought her to Wisconsin in August of 2013 to be closer to her Granddaughter.

Those that knew Mary know that Mary was the strongest and most giving woman you could meet.  Mary fought her illness and stroke recovery for over 20 years.  Mary kept fighting until her last breath.  Mary had a kind and giving heart and loved to meet new people and spoil them with her generosity and kindness.  

She is survived by her children, Robert S. Morton III of Watertown, WI and Heather M. (Morton) Cuff of Portage, WI.  She leaves behind her pride and joy, her Granddaughter Heidi D. Cuff; and her brother Robert Austin of Bridgewater, Massachusetts.  She was preceded in death her parents Franklin and Catherine (McCarthy) Austin and her beloved sister, Kathleen “Kathy” Andrews.

A celebration of life will be held at Dino’s Restaurant in Portage on Saturday April 10, 2021 from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM in the Banquet Room.

The family would like to thank the staff at Agrace Hospice Care in Madison for their care and support.

Pflanz Mantey Mendrala Funeral Home in Portage is assisting the family.  

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