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Laird, Mary
Mary Margaret Murphy Laird, died March 22, 2018. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on October 24, 1928. Mother of Maureen Aldrin of Orlando, Florida, sons Daniel of Sarasota, Florida, James and Patrick (Michelle) of Columbus, Ohio. Preceded in death by parents Edwin Murphy and Ann (Christy) Murphy, sisters Mildred Marchek, Elizabeth McDermott, Catherine Sapienza and Eleanor DiTonto, husband James Frank, son Michael, and son in law Chuck Aldrin. Grandmother of Katie, Christie, Ryan, Jessica, Joe, Megan, Mark, Dan, Molly and Sam. Great Grandmother of Jack, Wyatt, Colton, Bennett, Roya, and Kara. Survived by sisters Jeanne McGrath, Patricia Ketterer, and Eileen Delewski, brother James Murphy, sister in law Mary Lou Laird, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and best friend of 82 years Patricia McMinn. Mary Margaret loved God and her family more than anything. Graduate of Sacred Heart High School in Pittsburgh and employee of Mine Safety Company where she was introduced to her husband of 58 years. They moved to Worthington, Ohio in 1973. Mary Margaret enjoyed gardening, sewing, volunteering at Birthright and Riverside Hospital, reading, Pittsburgh Steelers and OSU football. She had a wonderful smile, quick wit and a kind disposition. The family would like to thank the staff at Sunrise of Dublin, Comfort Keepers, and Cap City Hospice. Special thanks to Judy Layton and Kadi Pratt for their exceptional care. Friends may call 4-7 pm Monday March 26, 2018 at Rutherford-Corbin Funeral Home, 515 High Street Worthington, Ohio. Additional calling and services at McCabe Brothers Funeral Home, 6214 Walnut Street, Pittsburgh, Pa. A Mass of Christian Burial at 10 am April 3, 2018 at Sacred Heart in Shadyside, PA, followed by interment at Good Sheppard Cemetery in Monroeville, PA. In lieu of flowers please make a contribution to St Peter Catholic Church, 6899 Smokey Row Road, Columbus, Ohio 43235.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Mar. 25, 2018
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