Mary R. Colgan
12/11/1927 - 09/28/2015

Mary R. Colgan, 87, of McSherrystown, passed away Monday, September 28, 2015 at her home.  Born December 11, 1927 in McSherrystown, she was the daughter of Francis X. and Edith (Lawrence) Colgan.  Mary was a 1945 graduate of Delone Catholic High School in McSherrystown. She worked for Kuhn Motors in Hanover and retired from Conewago Enterprises after 23 years of service. She was a lifelong musician, playing organ and keyboards for many years at her parish church, Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, in McSherrystown and accompanying the parish school performances.  Surviving are three children; Patrice Smith of Aspers, Christopher Smith and his wife Lori of Hanover and Kathleen Waxvik and her husband Eric of Ashburn, VA, seven grandchildren; Caroline French, Maria Smith and her husband Eric Alwine, Charlotte Waxvik, Alex Smith and his wife Sara, Eric Smith, Gideon French and his wife Meredith and Joseph Waxvik, four great-grandchildren; Natalie and Kendall Alwine, Sydney and Jameson Smith and nearly 60 nieces and nephews, five siblings; Frances Kress of Knoxville, TN, Jean Pressler of Lake Mary, FL, Louise Bowman of Fresno, CA, Carol Marzec of Lafayette, IN and Daniel Colgan of McSherrystown. She was preceded in death by eight siblings; Hugh, Donald and Robert Colgan, Helen Codori, Edith Bortner, Kathleen Sheely, Elizabeth Hahn and an infant sister Patrice.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, October 1, 2015 at Annunciation BVM Catholic Church, McSherrystown, with Rev. Charles L. Persing as celebrant. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Murphy Funeral Home, 501 Ridge Avenue, McSherrystown with a prayer service at 8 p.m.  Serving as pallbearers will be; Christopher Smith, Gideon French, Alex Smith, Eric Smith, Eric Alwine and Brian Colgan.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Mary may be made to Annunciation BVM School, 316 North Street, McSherrystown, PA 17344.

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