Mary Alice D'Amato, of Deerbrook, died Sunday, November 28, 2021, at her home under the care of LeRoyer Hospice. She was 57 years old. She was born on September 28, 1964, in Milwaukee, a daughter of Gabriel and Elizabeth (Bickler) D'Amato.
Mary married Donnie Henley in 1994, he preceded her in death in 1998. She later married James Wilhelm and the couple later divorced. She was engaged to be married to Kenneth Steinfest.
Mary was a mail carrier for 27 years, first in Milwaukee and then in Antigo. She moved to Antigo in 2000.
She had great compassion for animals and flower gardening. Mary had a big heart, was known for her generosity, and enjoyed being a volunteer for LeRoyer Hospice. She was very energetic, a hard worker and will be remembered for her laugh.
Survivors include her son, Donnie Henley, II of Antigo; a brother, Robin (Lynn) D'Amato of White Lake; fiancé, Kenneth Steinfest of Deerbrook; nephews, other relatives, and friends.
In addition to her parents and first husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Michael D'Amato.
A memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, January 15 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Wencel Catholic Church with Reverend Charles Hoffmann officiating. Visitation will be held Saturday at the church from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
"My cousin Mary Alice was one of the sweetest women I have ever known. She drove 5 hours to my mom, Auntie Dolly's, t funeral and then drove 5 hours back because she worked the next day. I will miss her wonderful smile. May Mary Alice Rest in Peace with Mike. Blessings and comfort to Rob and all her family. Chrissy Schantzen"
"I met Mary several years ago cause I?m the FedEx courier and we would talk when I saw her. I?m so sad to hear of her passing cause I?ve been looking for her lately. I would always beep at her and she always had a big smile and a wave for me daily. Bless her family cause she will be missed."
"Mary used to deliver my mail. What a dear sweet lady she was. May she rest in peace.
Theresa Zahurones "
"Mary was our mail carrier for many years; Always so easy to talk with; She will be missed; Our sympathies to her family; RIP Mary ~
Steve and Kathy ( Kat ) Jensen "
"Mary, may you rest in peace and comfort. I am so sorry to hear of your passing. You were always so kind to all you met and so willing to help others, I HOPE that your love for family and friends and the memories we have left of you may bring HOPE Peace and comfort to your friends and family. Your smile & positive attitude will be missed by many.
- Yours in HOPE!
"I?m so sorry to learn of Mary?s passing. She was my dad?s mail carrier for several years. She was always so kind to him and always had a treat for his dog, Muggs. While I didn?t know her, I hope she knew how much
My family appreciated her kindness toward my dad and those on her mail route. Peace."
"I've known Mary ever since she arrived in Antigo. She was energetic, loving, and brightened everyone and everything around her. To make things beautiful around her was boundless. For me, her memories will live on forever. I pray for her and her family."
"What a wonderful woman. I will miss her. She was always so nice to my father and his dig. Always had a treat for her. Rest in peace Mary. "