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Mary Elizabeth McCleary

November 18, 1937 November 2, 2019
Mary Elizabeth McCleary
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Obituary for Mary Elizabeth McCleary

Mary Elizabeth McCleary (nee Weitz), age 81, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at Thomas Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia.

She was born November 18, 1937 in Buffalo, New York to the late Franklin and Helen Weitz.

She was a graduate of Mt. Mercy Academy in Buffalo and a summa cum laude graduate of Delaware State College. She married Robert A. (“Bob”) McCleary on September 12, 1959 in Buffalo. Mary was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and was her family’s voice of reason and wisdom. She dedicated her life to her children and grandchildren for whom she remained a relentless cheerleader. She loved music, family get-togethers and talking to everyone.

She is survived by Bob, her husband of 60 years; daughter, Natalie DiFeo (husband, Thomas DiFeo); sons, Scott McCleary (wife, Cindi McCleary), Rob McCleary (wife, Barbara McCleary) and Sean McCleary (wife, Lynn McCleary); grandchildren, Maria DiFeo Plamenac (husband, Jovan Plamenac), Patrick McCleary (wife, Jessica Baird), Tommy DiFeo, Emmie McCleary, Erin McCleary, Madelyn McCleary, Evan McCleary, Rachel McCleary and Alyssa McCleary; one great grandchild, Luka Plamenac; and many siblings, nieces and nephews.

A viewing for family and friends will be held from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at Torbert Funeral Chapel South, 1145 E. Lebanon Rd. (Rt.10) Dover, DE. Funeral services will be held on Friday, November 8, 2019 beginning with a viewing at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 631 S. State Street Dover, DE followed by a Mass of Catholic Services at 12:00 p.m. Burial will be at Odd Fellows Cemetery, 35 Rising Sun Road, Camden, DE.


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Viewing

Thursday

7

Nov

6:00 PM 11/7/2019 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 11/7/2019 8:00:00 PM
Torbert Funeral Chapel South

1145 E. Lebanon Road
Dover, DE 19901

Torbert Funeral Chapel South
1145 E. Lebanon Road Dover 19901 DE
United States

Viewing

Friday

8

Nov

11:00 AM 11/8/2019 11:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 11/8/2019 12:00:00 PM
Holy Cross Catholic Church

631 S. State Street
Dover, DE 19901

Holy Cross Catholic Church
631 S. State Street Dover 19901 DE
United States

Mass of Christian Burial

Friday

8

Nov

12:00 PM 11/8/2019 12:00:00 PM
Holy Cross Catholic Church

631 S. State Street
Dover, DE 19901

Holy Cross Catholic Church
631 S. State Street Dover 19901 DE
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Odd Fellows Cemetery - Camden Final Resting Place

35 Rising Sun Road
Camden, DE 19934

35 Rising Sun Road Camden 19934 DE
United States
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