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Mary J. Tarrow

September 7, 1952 — May 6, 2024


Mary Tarrow, beloved wife of Terry Tarrow, passed away peacefully on May 6, 2024.

Mary was born September 7, 1952, in Canon City, Colorado.  She was raised in the home of her grandmother, Lee Mae Wyatt.  After high school, Mary attended nursing school.   She also attended classes at MATC.   She worked at the University of Wisconsin as a receptionist.

Terry and Mary married April 1, 1995, after a 20-year courtship.

Mary was known as a gifted cook who loved cooking for her friends.  She was talented with a crochet needle, and many enjoyed her gifts of sweaters and scarves.  She especially loved helping others.

A memorial service will be held May 10 at 10:30 at Cress Funeral and Cremation Services, 6021 University Ave, Madison.  Her family will inter her cremains at Forest Hills Cemetery.  For those unable to attend Mary's Memorial Service, please register at the following link to view the service livestream:  

Following the memorial service, friends are invited to a lunch reception at the home of Peter and Laurie Horton, 4414 Herrick Lane, Madison.  

On behalf of Mary, we want to say “thank you” to all of you who supported us with love throughout her life.


Please share your memories at

Cress Center

6021 University Ave. Madison

(608) 238-8406

To send flowers to the family in memory of Mary J. Tarrow, please visit our flower store.

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Friday, May 10, 2024

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

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6021 University Ave, Madison, WI 53705

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