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Jacqueline Jackie (Boisen) Moriarity, 84, of La Crosse passed away Tuesday, Dec. 17 at her home surrounded by family.
Born in LaCrosse Jan. 13, 1929 to Ben and Pearl Boisen, she spent her childhood and younger years there, graduating from Central High School in 1947. On April 26, 1952, she married Robert Moriarity and they moved to Milwaukee where they raised their children. After her husbands death in 1990, she and her granddaughter moved back to La Crosse to be closer to her family. She always considered La Crosse her home and was happy to spend her remaining years there.
She was a kind woman and instantly accepted people for who they were. She will be missed those lives she touched.
She is survived by a brother, Michael; a son, Terry (Betty) Moriarity, of Niagara; a daughter, Ann (Gordon Butch), of St. Francis; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; extended family; many nieces, nephews and her infamous, Bakers Dozens Cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ben and Pearl Boisen, her husband, Robert Moriarity, a sister, Geri Kampmeier and a daughter-in-law, Lori Moriarity.
Friends called at the Schumacher-Kish Funeral & Cremation Services of LaCrosse on Friday, Dec. 20 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m., with a prayer service at 6 p.m. Visitation continued on Saturday, Dec. 21 from 9:30 a.m. until time of a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Rev. Rick Roberts officiated with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, LaCrosse.
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