Mary Ann McDermott, 61, of Moosic, died Saturday in the Commonwealth Hospice Unit at the Regional Hospital of Scranton while under the care of Hospice of the Sacred Heart. She was the widow of Donald McDermott, who died Jan. 10, 2007.
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Born in Dupont, daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Gill Karkut, she was a 1970 graduate of Riverside High School. Before her illness, she was employed for many years in the banking and financial field. She was a parishioner of Prince of Peace Parish, Old Forge.
Mary Ann possessed a tremendous work ethic and loved gardening, baking and embroidering. She was a loving and devoted mother, daughter, sister, grandmother and friend. Since the death of her husband, she missed him terribly every single day. Even still, she had joys in her life, having had children, grandchildren and family whom she adored. She passed away surrounded by her loving family.
Her family would like to express its gratitude to Dr. Anees Fogley, whose care and compassion will never be forgotten. A sincere acknowledgement also goes out to the staff of Commonwealth Hospice at Regional Hospital of Scranton, the staff of Skilled Nursing, the nurses of 8 East and Hospice of the Sacred Heart.
Surviving are a son, Jason McDermott and wife, Donielle; a daughter, Megan McDermott Sweeney and husband, Scott, all of Moosic; three sisters, Gloria Schmitt and husband, William, Moosic; Barbara Ransom and husband, Dale, Scranton; and Diana Tabor and husband, Gerald, Moosic; four grandchildren, Brandon, Jade, Madison and Ayden McDermott; an uncle, nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was also preceded in death by a grandson, Connor McDermott.
The funeral will be Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. from the Victor M. Ferri Funeral Home, 522 Fallon St., Old Forge, with Mass of Christian Burial at noon in St. Lawrence O'Toole Church at Prince of Peace Parish, 620 S. Main St., Old Forge, to be celebrated by the Rev. W. Jeffrey Paulish, associate pastor. Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery, Old Forge.
Friends may call Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m.
To leave an online condolence, visit www.ferrifuneral home.com.
Victor M. Ferri Funeral Home - Old Forge
522 Fallon St.
Old Forge, PA 18518
Published in Scranton Times on July 29, 2013