Marcia “Jo” Molnar

1931 ∼ 2020

Marcia “Jo” Molnar

Marcia (Jo) Molnar died April 17th, 2020 peacefully at her home in Harwich, MA.

Her husband of 57 years, Edward, survives her as well as 4 children, Mary Russo (Phil) of Wellesley, MA, Mark Molnar (Melissa) of Skillman, NJ, Martha Cafro (RJ) of Matawan, NJ and Michael Molnar (Cathy) of Burlingame, CA.  She is predeceased by 5 siblings, Edward Holland, Madeline Holland, Joan Knorring, John Holland and Rosemary Vinopal. 

Jo, daughter of deceased parents Edward Holland and Mary Maguire Holland, was born May 9, 1931 in Maywood, IL.  She graduated from Proviso HS in Maywood, and Rosary College in River Forest, IL with a degree in American Studies.

She taught elementary school for 4 years in Chicago and left there to work for the Hager Travel Bureau in Cicero, IL.  That job took her in many ways across the world and was where she met her husband Edward.  They were married October 6, 1962 and raised 4 children in Manlius NY and Newtown, CT before retiring to Harwich, MA in 1996.  They have 10 grandchildren, Allison, Natalie, Caroline and Sophia Russo, Maryellen, Colleen, Sarah and Ryan Molnar and Izzy and Lucy Molnar.

Jo was a long time active member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Harwich.  She served the church in many ways including the Honor Guard, Ladies Guild and Adoration Chapel.

She was outgoing and would welcome anyone with a smile.  As an avid card player, one of her favorite sayings was, “May the best grandmother win”!

Private burial will be held in the coming days and a memorial Mass will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her name may be made to your local American Cancer Society

Marcia “Jo” Molnar

1931 ∼ 2020

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