Marie Louise “MaryLou” Stankunis, of Wilmington, NC, formerly of Brooklyn, NY, passed away peacefully with her family at her side, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice, on Thursday, January 24th, 2019. She was preceded in death by her son, Michael A. Stankunis, and her daughter, Lisa M. Gavaris. She is survived by; her sister Louise Ann Russell; her brother Stuart Macagnone; her daughter, Jo-Ann Thomas, here, her son, Joseph Stankunis, New York; her grandchildren Cynthia Boulay (Matthew), Christina Ruiz, Anna Lisa Loureiro (Michael), Lauren Stankunis, Kaitlyn Stankunis, Lea Gavaris, Max Stankunis, and Joseph Stankunis, Jr.; her great grand-children, Christian, Meredith, and Chloe Boulay, and Emma Loureiro; and many nieces and nephews.
At the request of Mary-Lou, there will be no services, and cremation will be private. Donations in her memory can be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, Wilmington, NC.