GIRARD - Mary Stefanic, 96, passed away Saturday, July 6, 2013, at Autumn Hills Nursing after a long illness.
Mary was born June 17, 1917, in Gaylord, a coal mining town, the daughter of Stephen and Borbal Konkoly Bernay.
She was a 1936 graduate of East High School (a Golden Bear forever). Mary was very proud of this.
Mary worked at Republic Steel Truscon Division, was general manager at McKelvey Department Store, worked at Benata Aluminum Company and was a nurse at St. Elizabeth Hospital for 24 years.
She loved to spend time with her family. Mary was a member of St. Rose Church and Altar Rosary Society. Mary would visit the ill parishioners of St. Rose in the Home Visitation Program.
Mary is survived by her two sons, Stephen Stefanic and Michael Stefanic of Girard.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 60 years, Michael Stefanic; son, John Stefanic; two sisters, Margaret Miller and Elizabeth Bernay; and two brothers, John and Stephen Bernay. All were from Youngstown.
The family will receive relatives and friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Blackstone Funeral Home. A Mass of a Christian Burial will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Rose Church, preceded by a 10:30 a.m. prayer service at the funeral home. Interment will be held at Calvary Cemetery.
The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Autumn Hills Nursing home for the care given to Mary for more than five years.
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