VERONA -- Monica Grace Bischoff, former assistant superintendent of schools for the Diocese of Madison and former principal at St. Peter School in Ashton, died on January 22.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1, at St. Andrew Catholic Church, 301 N. Main St., Verona, with Bishop Robert C. Morlino presiding. Private burial will follow at St. Andrew Catholic Cemetery, Verona.
Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 31, at Ryan Funeral Home, Verona Chapel, 220 Enterprise Dr., with a vigil service at 7 p.m. There will be no visitation prior to Mass at the church, but the family will receive visitors during the luncheon following the private burial.
Monica was born on February 19, 1960, in Verona. She married Francis Ray on December 14, 1996, at St. William 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, and Tim Bischoff; and many nieces, nephews and extended family.
Monica chose to die at home under the care of her family and Saint Jude Hospice.
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.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Ambrose Academy, 602 Everglade Dr., Madison 53717, 608-827-5863 (www.ambroseacademy.org) or to St. Christopher Parish, 301 N. Main St., Verona 53593, 608-845-6613, (www.stchristopherverona.com) for Mass intentions for the repose of her soul.
To view and sign a guestbook, visit: www.ryanfuneralservice.com