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Mary Elizabeth Pearson, 89, of Mercer, Pennsylvania passed away peacefully with her family by her side, on Saturday, July 11, 2020. She was born in New Castle on May 21, 1931 to Jay Porter and Evelyn Campbell.
A graduate of New Castle High School, Mary worked as a licensed practical nurse at the Overlook Nursing Home in New Wilmington for 26 years.
Mary loved music. She was a long-time member of the Tri State Country Music Association and Sweet Adelines International of New Castle. She was also a devoted member of Leesburg Presbyterian Church.
Beloved mother of her two daughters Karen (Gabe) Cilli and Kathy (Paul) McConnell, Mary had four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. They are Vincent (Kanako) Cilli and his daughter Ema; Christina (Andrew) Toerper and her children Ethan and Ella; Chelsea McConnell; and the late Jason McConnell.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents, grandson Jason McConnell, her brother Walter Lowrie Campbell, and husband William Donald Pearson.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 25th at 10:00 am at Leesburg Presbyterian Church, 1831 Perry Highway, Volant, PA 16156. Burial will take place at Castleview Memorial Gardens in New Castle. Arrangements were entrusted to Pittsburgh Cremation & Funeral Care, 5405 Steubenville Pike, Robinson Township, PA 15136. Please view and sign the family’s online guestbook at www.PittsburghCremation.com.