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Mary Little

November 23, 1935 ~ November 15, 2021 (age 85)

Obituary

Camarillo, CA

Mary Little passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her loved ones on Monday, November 15, 2021.  Mary was born November 23, 1935 in Milwaukee, WI to Exilda Marie and Raymond Mistele.

Mary completed her college education at Marquette University and became active in the community, becoming a city council member in Wauwatosa, WI and a commissioner of the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage Commission.  In 1989 Mary arrived in Camarillo with husband Bill Little, its newly-appointed city manager. From the very beginning, she involved herself in organizations that fostered the betterment of our community.

Her energy and tireless work would benefit many organizations in Camarillo including Camarillo Hospice, Camarillo Ranch Foundation, Friends of the Camarillo Library, St. Mary Magdalen School, and Camarillo Newcomers.  She was critical in the construction stewardship for Padre Serra Catholic Church.  She has also served in major leadership roles in the Meadowlark Service League, a major Ventura County philanthropic organization, most notably for her chairmanship of their premier event, “A Taste of Camarillo“.

Mary has received many awards for her years of community service.  They include the Doña by the Pleasant Valley Historical Society, Community Gem Award and Woman of the Year by Camarillo Chamber of Commerce.

Mary is survived by her husband, J. William “Bill” Little; sons John D. Wilkinson III, Terrence R. Wilkinson and wife Cathy, and Robert M. Wilkinson; daughters Constance Little, Katherine Little and Elizabeth Little; 9 fabulous grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; and brother Michael and sister-in-law Cindy Little.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, November 19 at Griffin Family Funeral Chapels,1075 E. Daily Dr., Camarillo. Rosary will begin at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 20 at Padre Serra Parish, 5205 Upland Rd., Camarillo. A reception will follow.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Mary Magdalen School or Meadowlark Service League.

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Services

Visitation
Friday
November 19, 2021

5:00 PM
Griffin Family Funeral Chapels, Camarillo
1075 E. Daily Dr.
Camarillo, CA 93010

Rosary
Friday
November 19, 2021

7:00 PM
Griffin Family Funeral Chapels, Camarillo
1075 E. Daily Dr.
Camarillo, CA 93010

Funeral Mass
Saturday
November 20, 2021

10:00 AM
Padre Serra Parish, Camarillo

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