Mary A. Seelye

Mary A. Seelye, 89, a resident of Pinecrest Manor and formerly of 632 Cedar Road, St. Marys, passed away Saturday, July 8, 2017, at Pinecrest Manor, after a lengthy illness.

She was born September 2, 1927, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Stanko “Stanley” and Agnes Horvatin. Mary was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys High School.

On July 10, 1954, in the Sacred Heart Church, she married Harold L. “Sonny” Seelye, who preceded her in death on February 7, 2011.

Mary is survived by a brother, Stanley Horvatin of La Jolla, CA; and by nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, great great nieces and great great nephews.

In addition to her husband and parents, Mary was preceded in death by two sisters, Annie Horvatin and Helen Marrone; and by four brothers, John, Thomas “Tumba”, Thomas’ twin brother, Stephen, in infancy, and George Horvatin, in childhood.

Mary was a member of the Queen of the World Church. Her home on Cedar Road was always open to generations of neighborhood children who enjoyed seeing Sonny’s railroad display.  Mary also enjoyed cooking and doing crafts with the neighborhood children.

There will be no visitation.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated in the Queen of the World Church on Thursday, July 20, 2017, at 10:00 AM, with the Rev. Jeff Noble, Pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Pinecrest Manor, 763 Johnsonburg Road, St. Marys, PA 15857 or to the St. Mary Area Ambulance Service, 773 Johnsonburg Road, St. Marys, PA  15857.

D Frey July 22, 2017 at 2:01 pm

Mary and I have been friends for 61 years, our 5 children grew up knowing her and “Sonny” and knew them to be one of the family. We have enjoyed the years of viewing your train and the many crafts she made for the children. She left us with many happy memories.
Delores Frey

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