ST. MARYS - Mary S. Friedl, 95, formerly of 243 Charles St., St. Marys, died on Saturday (July 16, 2016) following a short illness.
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She was born on Nov. 21, 1920, in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Frank and Theresa Lechner Schneider. On Sept. 27, 1947, in St. Marys Church, she married the late Thomas "Peeper" Friedl, who preceded her in death on Aug. 28, 1991.
Mary was a lifelong resident of the area and a graduate of Central High School, Class of 1938. She then graduated from the St. Vincent School of Nursing in Erie as a Registered Nurse. She was a member of St. Marys Church, where she was also a member of the Rosary Altar Society and sang in the choir for many years. She was a longtime member of the Nurse's Study Club and enjoyed knitting.
Mrs. Friedl also especially enjoyed going to McDonald's for breakfast with her friends. Most of all, she enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family.
She is survived by a daughter, Audrey (Blaine) Murray of St. Marys; two sons, Frank (Bernadette) Friedl of Glendale, and Peter (Katherine) Friedl of Wake Forest, N.C.; and by six grandchildren, Thomas Friedl, Dr. Amy (Garrett) Marin, Kelly Murray, Molly Murray, Alexandra Friedl and Jared Friedl; and by one great-granddaughter, Judy Marin. She is also survived by two sisters, Laura Andres of Catonsville, Md., and Therese Mullaney of St. Marys, as well as by several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Jerome Schneider and Francis Schneider; by two sisters, Mildred Conway and Sr. Callista Schneider, OSB; and by a sister in infancy, Dolores Schneider.
Visitation will be held at the Lynch-Green Funeral Home, 151 N. Michael St., St. Marys, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at noon Tuesday at St. Marys Church, Church Street in St. Marys, with the Rev. Eric Vogt, OSB, officiating. Burial will follow in St. Marys Catholic Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Marys Church; Elk County Catholic School System; or to the Nurse's Study Club.
Online condolences may be placed at www.LynchGreenFuneralHome.com.
Lynch-Green Funeral Home Inc.
151 North Michael Street
St. Marys, PA 15857
Published in The Bradford Era from July 18 to July 24, 2016