Mary T. McQueen

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NEW FREEDOM Mary T. (Scarangella) McQueen, 81, died Thursday, August 30, 2012, at Memorial Hospital, York. A funeral liturgy will begin at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 5, from St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, 315 N. Constitution Ave., New Freedom, with the Rev. Robert Nugent officiating. A viewing will be from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Born January 14, 1931, in Brooklyn, N.Y., Mary was the daughter of the late John D. and Mary G. (Mastellone) Scarangella. Mary was a former owner, developer, and manager of an innovative restaurant service in Hartford, Conn., which is a business led by visually impaired individuals. She was a member at St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church in New Freedom, and formerly served as, Chairperson of Pastoral Ministries, Vice Chairman of the Parish Council, project head of St. John's Jewels Committee, and leader of the Renew group for 21 years. Mary was a former member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Farmington, Conn., where she was a great leader in food donations and menu planning for "My Sister's Place", a sanctuary for homeless women and children. Mary also volunteered as Chapter President of The Cerebral Palsy Association in Nassau County, N.Y., and as an Officer for Social Justice in Southern York County. She had a passion for writing children's books, enjoyed globe-trotting, and was a great "chef". Mary's gift of hospitality was her shining star. Mary is survived by one son, John J. Meduri; one daughter, Lori Jo Meduri; one adopted son, Gregory B. Smith; and by two sisters, Matilda Pizzella of Fort Pierce, Fla., and Barbara Brown of Mobile, Ala. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Jo-Anne Meduri. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, 315 N. Constitution Ave., New Freedom, PA 17349. J.J. Hartenstein Mortuary, Inc., 24 N. Second St., New Freedom, is in charge of arrangements.
Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on Sept. 2, 2012
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