MARLENE McDERMOTT Marlene A. (McBride) McDermott, 69, of Lansdale and formerly of Philadelphia, passed away with her family by her side, December 22, 2012, at her home. She is survived by her loving husband, James T. McDermott, Jr. The two would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in April of 2013. Born April 21, 1943 in Philadelphia, Marlene was a daughter of the late Thomas J. and Catherine V. (Bryson) McBride. Marlene graduated from John W. Hallahan Catholic Girls' High School, Class of 1961. She went on to work as a teacher's aide for over 20 years with the Wissahickon School District and was a longtime member of Corpus Christi Church in Lansdale. Marlene loved spending time with her family and especially enjoyed going to the shore. She was also an avid Philadelphia Phillies fan. She will be missed. In addition to her husband, Marlene is survived by four children, Lisa and her husband, Rich, of Reston, VA, Jim and his wife, Tracey, of Harleysville, Chris and his wife, Linda, of King of Prussia, and Kevin and his wife, Cheryl, of Yardville, NJ; nine beloved grandchildren, Taylor, Connor, Cassidy, Madison, Ryan, Curt, Corey, Jack, and Rachel; two sisters, Anne and her husband, Curt, of Eagleville, and MaryAnnice (late husband Thomas) of East Norriton; and her brother, Thomas and his wife, Linda, of Philadelphia. She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Sarah Anne. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10AM Friday, Dec. 28, at Corpus Christi Church, 900 Sumneytown Pike, Lansdale, where friends may greet the family after 9 AM. Interment will follow in St. John Neumann Cemetery, Chalfont. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Marlene's name to the
, designated Colon Cancer, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK, 73123. Arrangements are by Huff & Lakjer Funeral Home, Lansdale.