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Mary (O'Halloran) McCready

Born: Sun., May 6, 1934
Died: Tue., Sep. 20, 2016


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Sun., Sep. 25, 2016
Location: Clark Bailey Newhouse Funeral Home

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 AM Mon., Sep. 26, 2016
Location: St. Mary's ProCathedral

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Mary McCready went back to the Lord on Tuesday, September 20, 2016.  She was born in Detroit, Michigan on May 6, 1934, the daughter of Gerald and Stella O’Halloran.  She was a graduate of Marygrove College and became a teacher.  During the summer of 1961 she worked as a volunteer at the Mission in Bay Mills, Michigan, where she met her husband of 54 years Chuck McCready.  Together they raised six children.
Every Thursday morning she spent time with the ‘Rosary Group’.  Mary enjoyed quilting and was an active member of ‘Keeping the Piece Quilt Guild’ for many years.  She was also active at St. Mary’s Church and loved to support the school.  She enjoyed sewing, especially making pillow cases for family and friends, crocheting, camping and cooking.  She is remembered fondly by her grandkids for her love of the color purple and her homemade bread.
She was a loving and devoted mother and is survived by her husband Chuck and her children Chuck Bev) McCready of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan ; Mary (Kevin) Mervar of Lanse, Michigan; Mike (Krys) McCready of Alice Springs, Australia; Anne (Greg) Vieau of Mackinaw City, Michigan; Kathe (Kent) Weber of Thessalon, Ontario and Sandy (the late Eric) Jorgenson of Lanse, Michigan.  Nine grandchildren Theresa, Emily, Nicholas, Isaiah, John, Elizabeth, Josephine, Timothy and Alissa;  three great grandchildren Mattilyn, Jarred and Kayelynn.  Two brothers Gerald O’Halloran of Littleton, Colorado and Patrick (Nicky) O’Halloran of Detroit, Michigan and a sister Stella (Roman) Zech of Marion Indiana.  She was predeceased by her infant son William Joseph and her parents.
Visitation will be 6:00pm until 8:00pm Sunday September 25, 2016 with rosary at 7:45pm at Clark Bailey Newhouse Funeral Home.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00am Monday September 26, 2016 at St. Mary’s ProCathedral Church with Father Sebastian Kavumkal as Celebrant.  Interment will be in Oaklawn Chapel Gardens.  In lieu of flowers donations can be made to St. Mary’s Catholic School Scholarship fund.  Online condolences may be left at www.clarkbaileynewhouse.com.

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Patrick Marinich
   Posted Fri September 23, 2016
My deepest sympathies to Chuck, Sandy and the entire family. She was a very kind and gentle woman who will be very much missed. She always made me feel like part of her family and I feel like I have lost part of mine. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Terrie Disch
   Posted Fri September 23, 2016
Dearest Chuck & Family: So sorry to hear of Mary's passing. She was so awesome. I will never forget how you and your family opened your home to me when mom & dad passed away. All our Love and prayers. Mary will be greatly missed. Mike & Terrie & the Disch Family.

Laurel & Jim Laughton
   Posted Sat September 24, 2016
We cannot control the movement of time, nor can we control our own destiny, or the destinies of those we love.
But we can take comfort in knowing that those who have lived in our hearts are never really gone.
For as long as we keep them with us, in our hearts and thoughts, they will be with us always.
For love, which is timeless, never ceases to exist.

Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal.

Kathy, Kent & Elizabeth please know we are thinking of you with love & prayers.

Aunt Laurel, Uncle Jim & the crew

Pat Marchand
   Posted Sat September 24, 2016
Kathy, Kent, Elizabeth, and your entire family, I want to offer my deepest sympathies after learning of your Mom's(Grandma's) passing. My prayers go out to you at this difficult time. May your many memories and your faith give you some sense of acceptance. Pat Marchand

doreen howson
   Posted Sat September 24, 2016
Dear Kathy
I heard that your mother passed away. I know how much she meant to you and your family. I hope your great memories of her help you through this difficult time.

Sharon Brown
   Posted Sun September 25, 2016
Kathy----Sending heartfelt sympathy to you and your family in the loss of your mother. She was a very amazing woman with a heart of gold! I will be keeping you in my heart and in my prayers!

Laura & Rich Schneider
   Posted Sun September 25, 2016
Our thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathies are with you all. May our Lord give you all his strength during these most difficult days and peace knowing Mary is in eternal heaven with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

paula voorhees swatty and shirley voorhees and Cynthia voorhees everest
   Posted Mon September 26, 2016
We are so sorry to hear about your mother. We are friends of Chuck Jr. Please know that you and your entire family our in thoughts and prayers. Know that she is at peace and in a very happy place. No better place than God's home. You all are not saying good-bye just see you later. For when you believe in the Jesus Christ you never die. Blessings to all.

Paula Voorhees Swatty, Shirley Voorhees, Cynthia Voorhees, Everest
Scottsdale, Arizona

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