Mary I. O'Malley

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PRINGLE — Mary I. O'Malley, 96, of Pringle, died Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, in Riverstreet Manor, Wilkes-Barre.

She was born Jan, 29, 1921, in Lorain, Ohio, to Bernard and Ann (McHugh) Smith. Mary came to Wilkes-Barre at the age of 9 with her brothers after the death of her mother and was raised by her aunt and uncle, Fred and Sue Hoeffner. She graduated from St. Nicholas High School in 1939, and attended College Misericordia. Mary was an active member of St. Ignatius Church, Kingston, and was a past officer of the Altar and Rosary Society.

Mary was an excellent seamstress and enjoyed sewing for her family and friends. She was nominated and became a semifinalist for the Jefferson Award in 2008 for using her sewing and event planning skills to support the Altar and Rosary Society of St. Ignatius Church, and for delivering food to shut-ins as a participant in Meals on Wheels for more than 21 years, driving until the age of 85.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward J. O'Malley Jr.; her brothers, Michael and Walter Smith; and her son-in-law, Joseph Karabon.

She is survived by her daughters, Mary Patricia and her husband, James Kupetz Sr., of Pringle, and Elizabeth Karabon, of Kingston; grandchildren, James Kupetz Jr., Michael Kupetz and his wife, Pam, Thomas Kupetz and his wife, Pattie, Joan and her husband, Dwight Nunemacher, and Edward Karabon; great-grandchildren, TJ Kupetz and Catie Royko, Jessica Kupetz, Drew and Dana Nunemacher, Rhianna and James Kupetz III; brother-in-law, James O'Malley and his wife, Dorothy.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday from the Kopicki Funeral Home, 263 Zerbey Ave., Kingston, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. in St. Ignatius Church. Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday. Interment will be in the St. Ignatius Cemetery, Pringle.

Donations may be made to the St. Vincent De Paul Fund, St. Ignatius Church, 335 N. Maple Ave, Kingston, PA 18704.

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A J Kopicki Funeral Home
263 Zerbey Ave
Kingston, PA 18704
(570) 287-3398
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Published in Times Leader from Nov. 6 to Nov. 7, 2017
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