Verona Monica Grace Bischoff was born to eternal life on January 22, 2014.

Monica was born on February 19, 1960 in Verona. She married Francis Ray on December 14, 1996 at St. William’s Catholic Church in Paoli. Born to Delbert and Louise Bischoff, Monica was the middle of nine offspring.

Monica is survived by her husband, Fran Ray; eight siblings, Vicki (Joe) Zaffino, Mike (Donna) Bischoff, Dave Bischoff, Theresa (Dino) Dimopoulos, Anne Marie (David) Gillespie, Jeanne Bischoff, Jayne (Oskar) Werner, Tim Bischoff; and many nieces, nephews and extended family.

Monica chose to pass at home under the care of her family and St. Jude Hospice which, unlike other hospices DOES adhere to the ethical and religious directives of Catholic Health Care (you don’t have to be Catholic to use them!) Monica had many passions, including spending time with her husband and family, dance and physical fitness, education, deepening her Catholic faith, and actively leading youth in understanding the truth and beauty of the Catholic faith.

A Catholic Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:30 am on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at ST. ANDREW CATHOLIC CHURCH, 301 N. Main Street, Verona with Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino presiding.

Private burial will follow at St. Andrew Catholic Cemetery, Verona.

Visitation will be from 3-7 p.m. on Friday, January 31, 2014 at Ryan Funeral Home, Verona Chapel, 220 Enterprise Drive, with a vigil service at 7 p.m. There will be no visitation prior to Mass at church, but the family will receive visitors during the luncheon following the private burial.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Ambrose Academy, 602 Everglade Drive, Madison 53717, 608-827-5863,, or to St. Christopher Parish, 301 N. Main Street, Verona 53593, 608-845-6613,, for Mass intentions for the repose of her soul.

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