Lisa Marie (Tarence) McBride

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WILKES-BARRE — Lisa Marie (Tarence) McBride, 49, of Wilkes-Barre, passed away on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township.

She was born Aug. 25, 1964, in Wilkes-Barre, a daughter of the late Leo J. Tarence and Marie Tarence Podrasky. A 1982 graduate of Coughlin High School, she was formerly employed with the Social Security Administration.

Lisa enjoyed cooking, gardening, golfing and trips to the casinos. She liked to watch NASCAR races, Notre Dame football and the Yankees.

She especially loved her animals and was preceded in death by her cats, Toes, Yankee, Pita; and dogs, Mickey and Paco James. Lisa had a big heart and will be missed by her family and friends. She was also preceded in death by her nephews, Eric and David.

The family thanks the staffs of the Geisinger Wyoming Valley intensive care unit and the Hospital University of Pennsylvania for the care that they provided for Lisa.

Surviving are her former husband, with whom she resided, Joseph P. McBride; son, Joseph P. McBride II; sisters, Donna Parry and her husband, Evan, Eileen Gibbons; brother, Mark Tarence and his wife, Linda; nieces and nephews, Cheri and Mark Chonko, Erin Parry, Carrie Rushkowski, Ryan Gibbons, Megan and Jessica Tarence, Amy Olson and Shannon Olson; pets, Wiggles and Bubbles.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the memorial gathering which will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at E. Blake Collins Funeral Home, 159 George Ave., Wilkes-Barre.

Donations may be made to the SPCA of Luzerne County, 524 E. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.

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Wilkes-Barre, PA 18705
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Published in Times Leader from Aug. 1 to Aug. 2, 2014