Marie V. Merry

Marie V. Merry, 88, of 638 East Main Street, Bradford, passed away, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at her residence surrounded by her family.

Born August 22, 1932, in Brookville, she was a daughter of the late Benjamin and Jessie (Huffman) McManigle.

Marie attended Brookville Schools until the 8th grade, then raised her siblings. She moved to Bradford in 1955.

On February 2, 1950, in Brockway she married Clair Himes, who passed away July 3, 1979. On November 21, 1997, in Limestone, she married William Jay Merry who survives.

She was employed at Air Co. Speer, Ventron, Hanum Memorial Rest Home, Bradford Manor, and retired as a bus driver for the Bradford Area School District.

Marie loved cooking for family gatherings and being with her children and grandchildren.

Surviving her husband of 24 years, Jay, are three daughters, Lois (Mike) Kervin, of Bradford, Cindy (Timothy) McGuire, of Bradford and Lorrie (David) Shorts, of Live Oak, FL, one son, Donald (Brenda Weaver) Himes, of Bradford, one sister, Shirley (Ken) Deal, of Daytona Beach, FL., 12 grandchildren, Michelle Mcfarland, Cheryl Kanarr-Allen, Jason Himes, Lisa (Marc) Stiles, Jennifer Jordan, Robert (Angela) Shipman, Stacey (Carl) Nelson, Brent McGuire, Aaron McGuire, Alanna (Jeffery) Siverling, Ashley Anderson, Brandon Anderson, Desiree (Doug) Peterson, David Shorts, 27 great grandchildren, Mikayla Mcfarland, Logan Mcfarland, Ryan Vantassel, Katie Vantassel, Gavyn Larson, Michaella Deming, Marissa Deming, Miranda Deming, Kylie Stiles, Carrygan Jordan, Kelsey Jordan, Delaney Jordan, PFC McKenna Shipman, Parker Shipman, Bella Shipman, Tasha Mangel, Victoria Nelson, Gabby Nelson, Chance McGuire, Katelyn McGuire, Lily McGuire, Logan Siverling, Kinleigh Siverling, Keion Hull, Kayla Hull, Janae Gray, Noah Gray, and 5 great great grandchildren.

Marie was preceded in death by her parents, husband Clair, daughter, Shirley Hume, two sisters, Helen Sebring and Julie Garvey and one brother Lee McManigle.

The family will be receiving friends from 10 am to Noon, Saturday, September 26, 2020 at Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, 33 South Avenue, where funeral services will be held at Noon with Rev. Joanne Piatko, Pastor of St. Joseph Episcopal Church in Port Allegany, officiating. The service will also be streamed online. To view this service online, please go to http://www.hollenbeckcahill.com/Funeral-Live-Cameras.aspx.
Committal and burial will follow in Willow Dale Cemetery.

Memorial contributions if desired, may be made to the St Jude Cancer Research Hospital, or a charity of the donor's choice

Funeral arraignments are under the direction of Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.  

Online condolences may be expressed at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

 

HOLLENBECK-CAHILL Funeral Home

33 South Avenue • Bradford, PA 16701

All Condolences -

Dear Cindy and family My heartfelt condolences on the loss of your mother.
— Oliva Lombardi

Rest in peace Aunt Marie. Love you Greg and Rhonda Garvey
— Greg Garvey

Rest in peace Aunt Marie Love you Greg and Rhonda
— Greg Garvey

To all of Marie’s family, So sorry for your loss. Thinking of everyone with Love and Prayers.
— Linda and Greg Gee

We are so incredibly sorry for the loss of Marie. Sending thoughts and prayers to all her loved ones, especially Jay, during this hard time.
— George Farrell and family

Fly high our precious hummingbird! ... until we meet again, we will forever carry the memories of you in our hearts. Much love & sympathy going out to all that are experiencing the heartbreak of losing Nanny.
— The Shipman Gang

I pray that my family gets threw this hard time you loving pure hearted nature will never be forgotten
— Ashley and family

We are so incredibly sorry for the loss of Marie. Sending thoughts and prayers to all her loved ones, especially Jay, during this hard time.
— George Farrell and family

We love and miss you, rest in peace
— Becky

Lois, so sorry to hear of your Mother''s passing. I know the pain and sadness that comes with the death of a parent. Know you are on our minds and in our hearts. Love and prayers to you and your wonderful family. Take care and may God bless you all.
— Deb Rethmel

So sorry for your loss. Marie was well loved
— Andee McGuire

Sorry for lost there rest pice
— Dennis w Garvey

Hugs to you all. So very sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful person.
— Debbie Reynolds Anthony

So sorry for your loss. Prayers for all.
— Margie Harris

Condolences

  • Dear Cindy and family My heartfelt condolences on the loss of your mother.

    — Oliva Lombardi
  • Rest in peace Aunt Marie. Love you Greg and Rhonda Garvey

    — Greg Garvey
  • Rest in peace Aunt Marie Love you Greg and Rhonda

    — Greg Garvey
  • To all of Marie’s family, So sorry for your loss. Thinking of everyone with Love and Prayers.

    — Linda and Greg Gee
  • We are so incredibly sorry for the loss of Marie. Sending thoughts and prayers to all her loved ones, especially Jay, during this hard time.

    — George Farrell and family