Maryvonne McQuade


Maryvonne McQuade, 75, of Bismarck, died from brain cancer at Miller Pointe in Mandan on January 20, 2023.

Maryvonne wished to be cremated and to have a Memorial Service held in the summer.  We will publish the date at a later time. Maryvonne is survived by her husband, Sam McQuade Jr, her daughters Shannon McQuade-Ely and Kelly Conley, her sons-in-law Dale Ely and James Conley and her grandchildren Lexi Ely, Samantha and Cameron Clark, Ian Ely, and Cullen and Nevin Conley.

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My deepest sympathy to Sam and all of Maryvonne’s family. I remember her often. She’s a lovely person.

I remember many years ago doing an exam on Maryvonne and as we spoke about her accent, and her name, I shared that I had a penpal with the same name. So, it led to a discussion of the region that they both were from and it ended up with Maryvonne agreeing to translate a letter for me, which she later met up with me and did. What a wonderful act of kindness from her! She was so kind.

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I remember Maryvonne as so energetic and full of life. Condolences to the McQuade family

Maryvonne was such a beautiful, kind and caring woman. I am so blessed to have met and help care for such a wonderful woman. May God be with you all at this difficult time!

Maryvonne (aka “Nana”) had such a bright, welcoming smile. The joy she exuded when around her family was evident. The world lost a diamond in the rough with her passing. Thinking of the family at this time. The Garcias love you!!!

Beautiful Maryvonne. I am so sorry. We made wonderful memories of times together when our children were young and when we were members of a study club. I remember much laughter! Take care as you grieve the loss of your loved one. Barb Evanson

I always enjoyed visiting with her during the sporting events we attended together. She is truly a wonderful lady and will be missed. Take care McQuade family. 🙏

We remember meeting Maryvonne at class reunions. As spouse’s, I got to spend time with her so the classmates could spend time together. Every once in a while one comes across a person they wish they could have more time with! What a joy she was! Her eyes sparkled when she smiled. She was bright, lively and so much fun! It was clear she was an active grandmother!! Just charming all around, what a delight! Please know Sam and McQuade family that we grieve with you!
Jerry and Linda Engelman
Detroit Lakes, MN

MaryVonne’s smile lit up a room and she has the best sense of humor. She was a beautiful lady and was so much fun to be around. She will be dearly missed. Hugs and prayers to Sam, Shannon, Kelly and their families. Special hugs to my beautiful nieces, Sam and Cam!❤️ Heaven gained a beautiful French-speaking angel 😇

Our deepest sympathy to the McQuade family on the loss of the heart of the family. Maryvonne was a true lady in every sense of the word – truly a class act. She was a wonderful ambassador for France and helped so many with her knowledge and kindness. We will be keeping her and her wonderful family in our prayers.

I am so sorry to hear of Maryvonne’s passing. She was the light in Sam’s eyes and he told me more than once of his sojourn to France and how he met the most beautiful woman there. What a love story! Saying a prayer and sending a hug to Sam and family.

Dear Sam and family, You just are a most wonderful family and Maryvonne was an intimate loving part of this family life, family living. She was the best. Woman of talents, of giving, of happiness and laughter. I loved being in her presence. She loved you all and you loved her. She is missed, My sympathy and support to all of you.