Mary Ann (McDermott)
Peacefully passed away in her home on Wednesday, May 10, 2023; at the age of ninety six. Daughter of the late Bernard and Viola McDermott, born October 22, 1926, devoted wife of the late Richard I. Pike; patient and kind mother of seven children, Richard I.(Betsy) Pike, Mary P.(Robert) Lester, Thomas A.(Eileen) Pike, Elizabeth G.(Michael) Corless, Bernard G.(Pamela) Pike, Timothy J.(Cynthia) Pike and Christopher J.(Karen) Pike; loving grandmother of seventeen, Heather, Rachel, Robin, Rosemary, Rebecca, Tom, Erin, David, Maura, Graceann, Maggie, John, Claire, Matthew, Monica, Bridget, Frances; loving great grandmother of seventeen and counting; sister of the late Bernard William, Patrick, Sr. Jane, Viola, Doris, David and Fr. Michael.
Family and friends will gather Saturday, 8:30 AM at Paul Henney Cremation & Funeral Tributes, 5570 Library Rd., Bethel Park. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Saturday, 10 AM at St. Louise de Marillac Church. Burial will follow at Queen of Heaven Cemetery.
Mary Ann graduated valedictorian of St. Francis de Sales High School in 1944 and received her bachelor’s degree with honor at Albertus Magnus College in 1948. She taught elementary school and high school English before marrying the love of her life: her husband of 65 years. She was an active member of St. Louise de Marillac Church for over 50 years. She was a Lady of Charity as well as a former member of parish council.
Mary Ann enjoyed bird watching, gardening, watching classic movies and hosting large family get togethers with an abundance of great food, love, and laughter.
She lived a full generous life in the close company of cherished family and friends. We will all miss Gram dearly. She always said, “I am very lucky”.
Donations in her memory can be made to The Association of the Ladies of Charity, 320 McMurray Rd., Pgh., PA 15241.
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