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“I so enjoyed working with Max at Northside School. She taught me so much about working with students of Special Needs. Anne Endres ”
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“I'm so sad to hear of the padding's g of Mrs. Gomes. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. I have such wonderful memories of your your family...Read More »
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“Our hearts go put to the family. Max was so special. She was a teachers aide to our son,Craig, for several years. Craig just loved her. Rest in Peace...Read More »
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Maxentia F. Gomes, age 87, passed away on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison. Max was born on January 5, 1932 in Madison. She was the daughter of Herbert and Colette (Brown) Retzlaff. She married Herman Gomes in Madison.

Max worked as a Special Education Aid at Sun Prairie High School for many years.

She is survived by her 4 daughters, Coletta (Gary) Haarklau of Marshfield, Rena (Brian) Weber of Ashland, Laurinda (Steve) Mahuta of Sun Prairie, Lesley Gomes(Rollie Brockman) Sun Prairie; 10 grandchildren, Rachel, Robert, Ian, Jenna, Vincent, Maria, Joseph, Helena, Adam and Michael; 11 great-grandchildren; 1 sister Carol Weigan of Sun Prairie; and Nice Guy, her cat.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1985 and her son Gregory in 1990.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday March 12, 2019, at Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Catholic Church, 227 Columbus St., Sun Prairie, Monsignor Duane Moellenberndt will preside. A visitation will be held on Monday March 11, 2019 from 5 to 7:00 p.m. at Tuschen-Newcomer Funeral Home, 302 Columbus St. in Sun Prairie. A visitation also will be held from 10:00 a.m. until the time of Mass at the church on Tuesday. Burial will take place in Sacred Hearts Cemetery.

Tuschen-Newcomer Funeral & Cremation
Sun Prairie, WI 608-837-5400
www.newcomerfh.com