Orfield, Mary Davies of Minneapolis, MN 88, died peacefully on February 7, 2014. Preceded in death by husband, Robert, her parents, four siblings and a son-in-law. Mary was known and loved for her singing and television careers that spanned over 50 years. Her gift for bringing joy to a generation of baby boomers as Carmen the Nurse on WCCO TV still resonates today. While entertaining was her love, her family was her passion. Mary raised a blended family of six children and instilled in them a legacy of love, humor, values and traditions. No one loved harder or lived life more fully than Mary. She lived her faith as a caregiver to family and friends and led by example through her many volunteer commitments. Mary will be deeply missed by her children: Mary Kennedy, Jennifer Anders, Elizabeth Dahlen (Bruce), Julie Bentz (Bill), Pam Liimatainen, Robert Orfield Jr. (Patsy), 8 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, beloved sister, Diane Rosewall and a host of nieces, nephews, friends and fans. A gathering will be held at the Cremation Society of Minnesota 4343 Nicollet Ave So, Mpls. Monday, February 10 from 5-8 p.m. Memorial service at Union Congregational UCC Church 3700 Alabama Ave, St. Louis Park, Tuesday February 11 @ 2:00 p.m. Memorials preferred to The Animal Humane Society or donor's choice. The family would like to thank her caregivers at Cottagewood Senior Living and St. Croix Hospice in Rochester.
Published on February 9, 2014