Jean Marie Marty Obituary, Death- Jean Marie Marty, Channel3000 Meteorologist Gary Cannalte’s wife and Verona, Wisconsin district teacher died at the age ”age 59, on Saturday, December 10, 2022. Je0an Marty, the youngest of three Marty girls, was born on September 26, 1963, to Dorothy and Paul Marty. Jean showed an early interest in reading and was able to read by the age of three. She attended Verona Public Schools and was an outstanding student and athlete.
She lettered in three varsity sports: softball, volleyball, and basketball, and she was a member of the Drama and Forensics clubs in high school, where she won multiple prizes. She also worked as a waiter at Shar-Ice Lee’s Cream Parlour during her undergraduate years.
Jean attended UW-Madison after graduating from Verona Area High School in 1981, where she earned bachelor’s degrees in journalism and education and studied abroad for a semester in London, England.
Jean taught 7th and 8th grade Language Arts at the Verona Area School District for the next 33 years. Every year, Jean looked forward to share her knowledge of American history (particularly WWII) and her love of Shakespeare with her students, and she incorporated an annual field trip to American Players Theatre into her curriculum. She coached Forensics and volunteered with Verona Athletics in addition to her teaching duties. Jean will leave Savannah Oaks Middle School in 2020.
She met her future husband, WISC-TV3 Chief Meteorologist Gary Cannalte, in 1994 at a Magic 98 “Salute to Working Women” event. They married on July 6, 1996, in Verona and had their son, Charles, four years later (Chuck). They have enjoyed watching Chuck’s Little League games and, more recently, his graduation from UW-Milwaukee. They have hosted countless excursions to Alaska, Hawaii, and Ireland through Holiday Vacations during the last decade.
Jean enjoyed baking and cooking in her spare time, volunteering at Saint Andrew church, attending concerts, traveling (near or far – Jean believed Mt. Horeb was more fun than Disney World), and could be found virtually every Saturday morning at farmers’ markets throughout the Madison region. She was also a huge Packers, Badgers, Brewers, Cubs, and Verona Wildcats fan.
Jean is survived by her loving husband of 26 years, Gary Cannalte; her son, Charles; and her beloved dog, Joey; sister, Pat (Mike) Ehly; brother-in-law, Steve Bollig; uncle, Leo Sweeney; and aunt, Mary Hefty; nephew, Tyler (Whitney) Knudtson and grand-niece and grand-nephew, June and Walter Knudtson; niece, Mika Jean was predeceased by her parents, Paul and Dorothy Marty; sister, Nancy Bollig; and in-laws, Gary and Mary Ann Cannalte.