Mary H. Lu­cas

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Dec. 01, 1952 - April 8, 2013

Mary Helen (nee Cupps) Lu­cas, of genk­in­town, Pa., passed away peace­fully on Mon­day, April 8, 2013, af­ter her coura­geous bat­tle against can­cer. Born in Philadel­phia on Dec. 1, 1952, she moved with her fam­ily to genk­in­town when she was 3 years old. Mary was a proud grad­u­ate of genk­in­town High School. Mary worked at Mur­ray’s Deli for over 40 years and she loved her job as sec­re­tary at genk­in­town El­e­men­tary School, GO REDS!

She is sur­vived by her hus­band, Paul Lu­cas; her chil­dren, Kate Morss (Drew), Chris and Paul Lu­cas. She is also sur­vived by her mother, Marie Cupps; her broth­ers, Carl and Tom; and her many friends and co-work­ers whom she truly cared about. At her re­quest, ser­vices will be held pri­vately.

Do­na­tions in her mem­ory may be sent to ei­ther genk­in­town El­e­men­tary School, 325 High­land Ave., genk­in­town, PA 19046, or to the Breath­ing Room Foun­da­tion 120 S. York Road, Suite 7, Hat­boro, PA 19040.

Hel­weg Fu­neral Home, genk­in­town. May Fu­neral Home, 354 N. Eas­ton Road (at Keswick Av­enue), Glen­side, PA 19038. Rel­a­tives and friends were in­vited for visi­ta­tion at the fu­neral home Fri­day evening 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Do­na­tions to Delaware Hospice Cen­ter, 100 Pa­tri­ots Way, Mil­ford, DE 19963, would be ap­pre­ci­ated. fiHOG 6TuDUH &OuE RI 0RQW­gomery Co., Pa.; life­time mem­ber of the Vet­er­ans of For­eign Wars and mem­ber of the My­er­stown VFW Post 6076; mem­ber of the Amer­i­can Le­gion and Dis­abled Amer­i­can Vet­er­ans; life­time mem­ber of the Hon­orary Board of Gov­er­nors, In­ter­na­tional Plat­form Assn.; and had been a coach and vol­un­teer with the Whit­pain Recre­ation Assn.

In ad­di­tion to his wife, he is sur­vived by a daugh­ter, D. go-Ellen of Ea­gleville, Pa.; sons, Don­ald B. gr., hus­band of Kathryn, of Moody, Ala., Gre­gory P. of Ea­gleville, Pa.; a brother, gohn E. Rich­wa­gen of Madi­son, Ala.; brother-in-law and sis­ter-in-law, Delno and El­iz­a­beth Sup­plee of New Tripoli, Pa.; seven nieces and neph­ews; sev­eral great-nieces and -neph­ews; two step-grand­chil­dren; one step-great-grand­child.

A view­ing was held at Grose Fu­neral Home, 358 W. Wash­ing­ton Ave., My­er­stown. A view­ing was also held in the Her­itage Chapel at the Ge­orge Wash­ing­ton Me­mo­rial Park, 80 Sten­ton Ave., Ply­mouth Meet­ing, Pa. Ser­vices were held Fri­day, April 26, 2013, at noon in the Her­itage Chapel at the Ge­orge Wash­ing­ton Me­mo­rial Park.

In­ter­ment will be pri­vate at the con­ve­nience of the IDPLOy. ,Q OLHu RI flRZHUV, me­mo­rial con­tri­bu­tions may be made to the VA Med­i­cal Cen­ter ICU or Hospice Unit, 1700 S. Lin­coln Ave., Le­banon, PA 17042 or Chil­dren’s Li­brary at Wis­sahickon Val­ley Pub­lic Li­brary, 650 Skip­pack Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19422.

Ar­range­ments by Kirk and Nice Fu­neral Home. tly passed away on April 13, 2013, in Lees­burg, Fla., at her win­ter home.

Born in Philadel­phia on gan­uary 14, 1930, she was the daugh­ter of the late Nicholas Fiori and Mary Ip­polito Fiori. Marie was pre­ceded in death by her three ador­ing hus­bands, Charles H. gones Sr., Wil­liam g. Hart gr. and Sal­vador g. Drosey. She was also pre­ceded in death by her daugh­ter, Charlene D. gones-McLaugh­lin; by her grand­daugh­ter, Gina Primus-Fox; by her brother, Nicholas Fiori; by her sis­ter, An­gelina Rea­gan; and by her half-sis­ter, Dora Ger­shensen.

Marie was a 50-year mem­ber of St. David’s Church, where she taught CCD for sev­eral years and served on var­i­ous church com­mit­tees.

Marie worked at sev­eral lo­cal ban­quet es­tab­lish­ments, such as Sim­mon­etta’s Casa Con­ti­nen­tal, For­est Inn and nu­mer­ous oth­ers. Marie also worked at Burpee Seed in Warmin­ster. Marie was most re­cently em­ployed as a health care aide at the Do­mini­can Re­treat House in Elkins Park, which she loved.

Marie’s love of fam­ily and God was per­haps her great­est at­tribute and was clearly ev­i­dent in her daily life.

Marie is sur­vived by her six chil­dren; Charles H. gones gr., Ce­cilia D. HartBox (ger­ald), Wil­liam g. Hart III, Michael g. McLaugh­lin (Fran), Anna Drosey-Primus (Celso) and Lau­rence Hart. Ad­di­tion­ally, she is sur­vived by 11 grand­chil­dren and four great-grand­chil­dren and by nu­mer­ous spe­cial nieces and neph­ews.

Rel­a­tives and friends are in­vited to call on Wed­nes­day, May 1, 2013, from 8:30 to 10:20 a.m., at Baron Row­land Fu­neral Home, 1059 Old York Road, Abing­ton. Fu­neral Mass will be cel­e­brated at 11 a.m., St. David’s Church, 316 Eas­ton Road, Wil­low Grove, PA 19090. In­ter­ment will be in West­min­ster Ceme­tery, Bala Cyn­wyd.

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www.baron­row­landfh. com. Thomas Stone and his wife, Marie, of Barnegat Light, N.g., Lisa Ann Stone and her com­pan­ion, Al­bert Zaw­icki, of Car­ney, Md., and Les­lie Stone of Long Beach Town­ship; four grand­chil­dren, Lau­ren Sul­li­van of Bos­ton, Mass., Dou­glas Sul­li­van gr. of Ocean­view, N.g., Shan­non Sul­li­van of Ocean­view, N.g., and Kaitlin Sul­li­van of Ten­nessee; one great-grand­son; and her long­time com­pan­ion, games Mitchell, of Mana­hawkin.

Cre­ma­tion was pri­vate un­der the di­rec­tion of the Maxwell Fu­neral Home, 573 Mill Creek Road, Mana­hawkin, N.g. A pri­vate ser­vice will be held at a later date. In lieu RI flRZHUV, FRQWULEuWLRQV LQ Mrs. Stone’s mem­ory can be made to Friends of South­ern Ocean An­i­mal Shel­ter, PO Box 1162, Mana­hawkin, Ng 08050.

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