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Mae Perles

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July 26, 2012

Mae A. Perles, 100, Kingston, died Thursday, July 26, 2012 peacefully, at her home with her children by her side.

She was born on August 11, 1911, in Kingston, a daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Boben Wyce, and attended Kingston area schools.

She was employed by Sheldon's Pharmacy, the jewelry department at Arlans Department Store, and Kearney's Barbecue for many years. She was a member of the former St. Mary's Annunciation Church and currently of St. Ignatius Church, Kingston. Mrs. Perles was a member of the Lithuanian Women's Club and an active member of the Council of Catholic Women and various church functions.

She was an avid gardener and loved her flowers. She loved cooking for her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was admired and cherished by all who knew her.

Special thanks go out to Bruce from Harrold's Pharmacy for the special late-night deliveries, also to Kris from Hospice VNA for all her help.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William; son, William Jr.; grandson, Bruce Fetko; sisters, Aldona Washko, Delia Babcock, Nell Corey, Milda Scalise and Judy Gallagher; brothers Albie Wyce and William Wyce.

She is survived by daughters, Mrs. Nona Carey, Kingston; Mrs. Metro (Patricia) Fetko, Larksville; Mrs. Arthur (Donna) Chadwick, Plymouth; Mrs. Robert (Cynthia) Boatright, Mission Viejo, Calif.; son, David Perles, Panama City, Fla.; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; brother Ray Wyce, Melbourne, Fla.; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. from the Kopicki Funeral Home, 263 Zerbey Ave., Kingston, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. in St. Ignatius Church. Interment will be at the St. Mary's Annunciation Cemetery, Pringle. Friends may call Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Published in Times Leader on July 29, 2012