Mary E. Marzin, of Sellersville, formerly of Philadelphia, passed away Friday, April 16, 2021, in St. Luke’s Hospital, Bethlehem. She was 83.
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Born in the Germantown section of Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Francis and Marie (Gallagher) Marzin. Mary was a 1957 graduate of Little Flower High School.
Family was everything to Mary. One of her favorite things was to spend time with her children, grandchildren, and then, later in life, with her great- grandchildren and other extended family. She loved to cook and try new recipes. Mary was famous for her mini quiches that she lovingly took the time to make from scratch and which were featured at many a family gathering. Gram had the reputation with the grandkids of providing the best Sunday morning breakfast, which was a feast consisting of all their favorite foods.
There were many family picnics with her brothers and sisters over the years, often with Wiffle ball tournaments that generally ended in a water balloon fight. Mary shared lots of laughs with her sisters and brothers over the years. No matter the occasion, there were always lots of jokes and riddles shared and often piano or guitar music and a sing- along.
Music was one of Mary’s passions. She enjoyed playing the organ, piano, and even the keyboard. She was also known to clean to the sounds of her favorite artists, especially Eddy Arnold, Patsy Cline, and Johnny Mathis. She also had a great appreciation for Engelbert Humperdinck.
Mary was employed by Harry J. Lawall & Sons, Inc., in Philadelphia, where she met many dear friends that she kept in touch with, even after her retirement in 2012. The “girls,” as she called them, always found time to make trips to Sellersville to visit.
Mary is survived by her three daughters: Colleen Green (Joe), Mary Ellen Maguire, and Cindy Schmell (Bob); six grandchildren: Kristin Fleming (Pete), Joe R. Green (Heather), Maura Maguire, Amanda Curry (Evan), Melissa Maguire, and Harry Maguire III; 11 great-grandchildren: Ethan, Liam, Anneliese, Ava, Cailin, Cassy, Fiona, Giselle, Evan, Rowan, and Seraphine; treasured young friend, Desiree; four sisters: Helen Morrin, Carol Grugan, Joan Sandt, and Elinor Boylan; a brother, Frank Marzin, Jr.; two sisters- in- law: Louise Marzin, and Jean Beatty; along with many nieces and nephews.
Mary is preceded in death by her former husband, Gerald Beatty Sr.; two sons: Gerald Beatty, Jr. and Kevin Beatty; son-in-law, Harry Maguire; her brother, Norbert “Bud” Marzin; two sisters: Sally Weiss and Rosemary DiRosato; seven brothers-in-law: Tom Morrin, Dick Sandt, Bill Boylan, Anthony DiRosato, Raymond Beatty, James Beatty, John Mansfield; and two sisters- in- law: Margaret Mansfield and Grace Beatty.
Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 24, in St. Hilary of Poitiers, 820 Susquehanna Road, Rydal, PA 19046, where a visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until time of service. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Mary’s name may be made Liberti Church, Northeast, 220 Arch Street, Suite 200, Philadelphia, PA 19103 or online at www.libertinortheast.org or to Catholic Charities USA, 383 South Main Street, Phillipsburg, NJ 08865 or online at www. catholiccharitiesusa.org.