Mary Clarice O'Farrell, 88, of Peoria, Arizona, went to be with her Lord on April 12, 2014. She was born June 23, 1925 in Detroit, Michigan to Charles and Lillian Wasicka. Mary is survived by her children, James, Jerry, Rita Trainor and Joseph; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Muriel Moran of South Carolina, her grandson Matthew and her husband James. Mary grew up, attended school and worked as a secretary in New York City. In 1950 she married the love of her life, James O'Farrell, a New York City fireman
. They had 51 happy years together, moving to Arizona in 1963. They also enjoyed living for a time in San Diego and Albuquerque. Mary was a devout Catholic, supporting numerous charities. She loved music, the ocean, shopping and reading. A visitation will be held on Monday, April 21, 2014 at Heritage Funeral Chapel, 6830 W. Thunderbird Rd. in Peoria from 6PM-7PM. Rosary will follow at 7PM. Funeral Mass will be Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 10AM at St. Helen Catholic Church, 5510 W. Cholla St. in Glendale. Burial will follow at 1PM at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N. Cave Creek Rd. in Phoenix.