Mary R. McDermott

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September 21, 2012

Mary R. McDermott, 58 of Dallas, was surrounded by her loving family Friday evening when she went to the Lord peacefully after a long battle with dementia.

Born in Wilkes-Barre on September 22, 1953, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Ruth (Harrison) Roberts. She was a 1971 graduate of Wyoming Valley West High School. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Plymouth. She was employed by Phillips Fuel, Plymouth.

She is survived by her husband of 40 years, James McDermott, Sr.; sons, James McDermott, Jr. and his wife, Jamie, Plymouth; Sean David McDermott, Dallas; daughter Amy McDermott, Pringle; grandchildren, Brittny Hufford; Justin Hill, Shania, James III, Brett and Brooke Mary McDermott; great-grandson Oliver Dean Stewart; brother Kenneth Roberts, Wilkes-Barre; sisters, Joyce Cook, Pittston; Ruthann Belles, Berwick and Susan Swope, Plymouth; her favorite dog, Princess; nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law.

Mary's family would like to thank the staff of the Hampton House and Heartland Hospice for their wonderful care and compassion.

Services will be private and at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Manor Care-Hampton House, 1548 Sans Souci Parkway, Hanover Twp., PA 18706.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Kniffen O'Malley Funeral Home, Inc., 465 S. Main Street, Wilkes-Barre. To send Mary's family words of comfort and friendship, please visit

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Published in Times Leader on Sept. 25, 2012
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