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Mary was born on March 3, 1931, in Sheakleyville, daughter of the late Reymer A. and Ruth Snyder Perrine.
Mary attended a one-room country school for just eight years, then graduated salutatorian of the Class of 1948 from Sandy Lake High School. After graduation, she worked for a short time as a cashier at the Red and White Store in Stoneboro. In the fall of 1948, she started working as a secretary and bookkeeper at Newell Lumber Co. (now Clinch-Tite Corp.) of Sandy Lake.
She married the love of her life, John "Jack" Faulconbridge, on Friday the 13th of May, 1955, retiring in 1956 to become a full-time wife and mother.
Her greatest joys were her husband, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She loved playing games, reading and word searches to keep her mind busy and teaching her children and grandchildren how to play cards.
She enjoyed sending greeting cards for any occasion, traveling to several states including Hawaii. A 25th wedding anniversary was celebrated by a trip to Scotland/England to visit family.
She fed "her" birdies who rewarded her with their beauty and songs. The deer and squirrels also enjoyed her bird feeders.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband on Sept. 14, 2004; son, Daniel on May 31, 2016, brothers, Clark and Paul; and sister, Dorothy.
She is survived by her son, John and wife Becky of Grand Blanc, Mich.; daughter, Marna VanDyke and husband Ed of Cochranton; daughter-in-law, Christy Mackey and her son Jake, Montrose, Colo.; grandchildren, John II, Bethany Brown, husband Lee and their son Landon and Ian and Trent VanDyke.
She wanted to say "thank you" to a few special people, nephews, Allen Clayton, Don Faulconbridge; neighbors, Jim and Mary Deniker, Chuck and Jen Oblich and Adam, Jack, and Matthew Saeler for all they have done for her. A very special "thank you" to her daughter Marna and family for always being there when needed.
Mary, 88, of Orchard Manner, formerly of Sandy Lake.
Calling hours: From 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday (3-14-19) in BLACK FUNERAL HOME, 3236 S. Main St., Sandy Lake. Online condolences and flowers may be sent to the family by visiting www.BlackFuneralHomes.net.
Service: Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday (3-15-19) in the funeral home.
Interment: Oak Hill Cemetery.
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