June 8, 2012
Ann Marie McHale, 77, of Shavertown, died peacefully at home on Friday, June 8, 2012, with her devoted husband, William "Buddy," at her side. Born February 6, 1935 in Pittston, Ann was the daughter of the late Michael Francis and Edna Collins Golden. She was a graduate of St. John the Evangelist High School, class of 1952. She was a full-time homemaker who enjoyed reading and was an avid Yankees fan. A devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother; her greatest pleasure was found in the many accomplishments of her grandchildren, and in recent years, the stories of each of her great-grandchildren. A dedicated and loving wife, Ann and her husband, Buddy, would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on July 4. Ann was a member of Gate of Heaven Church, Dallas. Preceding Ann in death, in addition to her parents, were her daughter, Michele Dixon; brother, James Golden, and his wife, Marilyn. Surviving, in addition to her loving husband, Buddy, are children, William J., Jr. and his wife, Donna, Ramsey, N.J.; Ann Ellen and her husband, Kevin, Seattle, Wash.; Sharon Resetar, Elizabethtown; Jeanne Rosengrant, Trucksville; Cathy Prater and her husband, Scott, Shavertown; 16 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. from the Harold C. Snowdon Funeral Home Inc., 140 N. Main St., Shavertown. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10:30 a.m. in Gate of Heaven Church, 40 Machell Ave., Dallas, with the Rev. Daniel A. Toomey officiating. Entombment will be made in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Carverton. Friends may call at the funeral home Monday from 6 to 8 p.m.
Published in Times Leader on June 10, 2012