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Mary Fox McPherson

September 9, 1947 — October 17, 2023

Waite Park


Mary Fox McPherson, Age 76, of St. Cloud, MN and formerly of Maple Grove, MN, passed away on October 17, 2023. Mary was born September 9, 1947, in Merrill, WI to her late parents Anthony and Norma Fox. Her step-mother, Winnifred Thersa Fox, raised her. She is the loving mother of her late son John Austin McPherson; fond sister of the Gloria Jane Longwitz, the late Anthony Stafford Fox; and half siblings Robert Philip Fox, Thomas Joseph Fox, the late Randall James Fox and Charles Alan Fox.


Mary was an accomplished furniture salesperson in the Minneapolis area for over 30 years. She had a love for home decorating and a passionate interest & collection of presidential books and memorabilia. She was deeply religious, selflessly living a modest life and contributing to a variety of causes, most notably her late son's Catholic prep school, Benilde-St. Margaret's (BSM) and a scholarship at St. John's University in his memory.


The internment service was at the Columbarium at St. John's Abbey Cemetery in St. Cloud, MN at 4pm on Friday October 20th.


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