Madeline “Mallie” Smith (McBurney) Huff

madeline-huffMadeline “Mallie” Smith (McBurney) Huff, 92, a long-time resident of the St. Marys area, passed away Saturday, November 12, 2016, at the Berkshire Center Nursing Home in Reading, PA, where she resided since April 2016. Formerly, she resided at Elk Towers in St. Marys, PA.

Twin daughter of Genevieve E. Benninger and John M. Smith, she was born March 8, 1924 in St. Marys, PA. Madeline graduated from the Johnsonburg Area High School, Class of 1942. She and her twin sister Adeline Smith Donahue were married in a double ring ceremony on May 4, 1946. Following their respective honeymoons, they purchased a duplex home living side by side on East Avenue in Johnsonburg, PA. The Twins were both employed by Stackpole Carbon Company in St Marys, PA until their retirement in 1986.

Madeline was preceded in death by both parents; husbands, Robert L. McBurney and Donald Huff; her brothers, Richard and John Smith; sister, Genevieve Smith Aiello; sons, Robert W. and Michael J. McBurney; and twin grandchildren, Maggie and Isaac Bakanowski.

She is survived by her twin sister, Adeline Smith Donahue of Warner Robbins, GA; son, Richard L. McBurney and spouse Javier Ruiz of Odessa, TX; daughter, Genevieve L. Bakanowski and spouse David Bakanowski of Reading, PA; son, Patrick H. McBurney and spouse Corinne McBurney of Kersey, PA; daughter, Christine M. Keith and spouse Kelly Keith of Austin, TX; eleven grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews whom live across the United States. Her entire extended family that she held close to her heart brought her a lifetime of great joy and warm memories.

There will be no visitation.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Service to be held in the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Wednesday, November 16, 2016, at 10:00 AM, with the Rev. Eric Vogt, OSB, officiating. Grave site services will be private at the respectful request of the family.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Fox Township Ambulance Association, 432 Main St. Kersey, PA 15846.

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