Marianne Patricia ‘Mazz’ CUSKELLY

Marianne Patricia ‘Mazz’ CUSKELLY
Also known as: MAZZ
Date of birth: 24 February, 1954
Date of passing: 13 September, 2021


(nee McConnachie)

Marianne Patricia


24.02.1954 – 13.09.2021


A beautiful, creative, endlessly kind, strong, unconditionally loving, enthusiastic and relentlessly kind woman has left us. Marianne Cuskelly, lovingly known as Mazz, has left this life and journeyed on to reunite with her beloved father Steve and mother Pat.


In 1971, Marianne married the love of her life, Colin Cuskelly, at the Sacred Heart Cathedral, soon adding to their family, first with Jodi and soon after with Dru. As a young family, the two stood together through many hardships including extended separations due to Colin’s military service; a chronically ill child; and many moves around the country.


Despite the challenges, Mazz remained the devoted wife of Colin, dedicated mother of Jodi & Russell and Dru & Kellie, and dearest grandmother of Jayson & Rachel, Jaimi, Zoe & Alex, Darci, Xanthia, Willow, Jade, Regan, and Mikayla.


She set a shining example as the big sister to Sue, Anthony and Paul & Lisa and as a dedicated aunt to Nathan & Sandra (Tristan and Madeline), Sophie & Jacob, Liam, Jac, Mia & Oliver and Bronte.


Mazz was loved by everyone who met her. With close friends and surrogate family too numerous to name, stretching from her home in Bendigo to people in every corner of the globe.


As the loving and caring foundation of her family, words cannot begin to express the hole that Mazz’s departure will leave in our hearts and lives. We must all now endeavour to fill this void with the wonderful memories, laughter and love, compassion and good nature that Mazz instilled in all who knew her.


We – her husband, children, grandchildren, siblings, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends – never have, and never will doubt the love that Mazz felt for each and every one of us, and will support each other just as she taught us to do.


‘We will carry her with us forever.’

Funeral Notice

Funeral Details



Marianne Patricia ‘Mazz’


Mass of Thanksgiving to celebrate the life of the late Mrs. Marianne Patricia ‘Mazz’ CUSKELLY, will be held at the Bendigo Funeral Centre – Chapel  on TUESDAY (September 21st 2021) commencing at 1.30pm.

A Private Cremation will follow.

Due to Covid Restrictions attendance is by invitation only.

To view the service via Live Streaming go to

To sign the Condolence Book scroll to the bottom of this page


Simon Mulqueen (Prop.)

Tel. 5444 0400


Service Booklet

Hannah Andrews shared

Rip Mazz you were such a beautiful person .
Thinking of you Col at this difficult time ❤️

Carmel Khan shared

Safely home with Jesus precious friend. Loving prayers for Col and your families all

Dianne Bowley shared

I’ve been so blessed to have had the fortune of Mazz been part of my life.
Her friendship, caring, wisdom, love, advice, smile, laugh and so much more will be missed deeply, but always remembered with a smile.
I will be forever thankful for the way she blessed my life.
Mazz has left me with countless wonderful memories full of support, joy, fun, laughter and happiness.
You’ll be forever in my heart until we meet again.

Lauren Howie shared

Forever in my heart Mazz… love you more than words could say.
Forever Mums best friend xo

Herta McIver shared

A life well lived leaves wonderful memories my condolences to you Colin and family

Jeanine Fitzgerald shared

Beautiful Mazz. A kind, graceful lady & Auntie we greatly admired. Brian & Nean Fitzgerald

Jessica and gloria lucas shared

We will miss her very much

Sign the Book for Marianne Patricia 'Mazz' CUSKELLY

  1. Hannah Andrews
  2. Carmel Khan
  3. Dianne Bowley
  4. Lauren Howie
  5. Herta McIver
  6. Jeanine Fitzgerald
  7. Jessica and gloria lucas
  1. Lynne and Les Crichton
  2. Wayne & Karen Rothwell
  3. Amanda Coghill
  4. Stuart cuskelly
  5. Judith and Trevor Lacy
  6. Stephen Kelly
  7. Rosie Williams
  8. Jo Kelly
  9. Tim & Cindi Bruechert
  10. Ben & Bec Randall
  11. Denis & Maree Cooper
  12. Michelle Ozanne and family
  13. Trish Shelton
  14. Gerry (McCarthy) Rastall
  15. Val McCarthy and family Xx
  16. Linda Elliott-Loader
  17. Robert & Merrilyn Gartside
  18. Helen & Michael Cuskelly
  19. Mary Cuskelly & Steve Roscoe
  20. Carmel Khan
  21. lyn watts and family.
  22. Stuart Thaxter
  23. Pat & Bruce Hammond
  24. Tom and Wendy Royle
  25. Michelle Kelly
  26. Fay Kelly
  27. Zara Elliott
  28. Wayne, Gry, Runa, Loke, Jove, and Eira
  29. Alexis
  30. Terry and June Danger
  31. Paul Martin
  32. jeanette wiseman
  33. Levi family
  34. Rob & Jen Cuskelly
  35. Carol, Brian, Euan & Lyle (Rettie)
  36. Sue & Ian Dempster
  37. Terry and Robyn Cuskelly
  38. Anne & Michael kress
  39. Joel,Marlene,Adam cuskelly
  40. Mathew, Jennie, Matilda and Lewis
  41. Karl and Bec Quast
  42. Kristin & Phil Nelson and family
  43. Nichole Jenkins
  44. Jacob & Sophie Jacobs xx
  45. Carol & John Adams
  46. Jasmin Elliott
  47. Mark, Kathryn , Angus & Bella Kelly
  48. Allen Cuskelly
  49. Christopher & Micah Young
  50. Ray Redman
  51. Kirsten and Ben Galea
  52. Patrick Thwaites
  53. Robyn Ridnell
  54. Glenda Thwaites
  55. Wendy Bas
  56. Jason and Kate Davis
  57. Marg & Brenton McDonald xx
  58. Bronte & Mia McConnachie xx
  59. Terry Bevis and Karen Purtle
  60. Tracie Reynier
  61. Julie and Terry Edwards
  62. Lauren & Gavin Howie
  63. Rachel Therese Gardiner
  64. Amy + Beth McDonald xx
  65. Bryan and Lynne McCarthy
  66. BUTCH
  67. NANCY
  68. Tracey Rogers
  69. Bob & Kathy Rogister
  70. Lorna Neivandt
  71. Cheryl & Tony Kane
  72. Wilma Thorpe