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Death of Mary Eoloff

Published 13 October 2014

Mary Eoloff, along with her husband Nick became Mordechai Vanunu’s adoptive parents and campaigned passionately for his freedom.

Eoloff, Mary Louise (Bunting) age 82, of St. Paul, died October 11, 2014. Preceded in death by her husband of 58 yrs., Nicholas Eoloff. Survived by her six children, 14 grandchildren, one great-grandchild and many nieces and nephews.

Graduated valedictorian from St. Joe’s Academy (1949) and from St. Catherine’s College (1953). Taught English at Shakopee High School (MN) in 1953-1954. Mary was a tireless advocate for world peace and a champion of nonviolent resolution to conflict. She was active in the Newman Overground Railroad and co-founder of the Peace Studies Task Force (conscientious objection). She participated in protests at the School of the Americas. Mary was chair of the Minnesota chapter of Pax Christi USA and a member of Middle East Peace Now. She and Nick were adoptive parents of Israeli prisoner of conscience Mordechai Vanunu, and together they were involved in efforts to support the people of Guatemala and Palestine.

Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 18, at St. Frances Cabrini, 1500 Franklin Ave. S.E., Minneapolis, preceded by visitation with family at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to Pax Christi USA (www.paxchristiusa.org) or Friends of Sabeel North America (www.fosna.org).

Published on October 13, 2014