Feb. 17, 2013 Mary Grace Popple, 97, formerly of Old Boston and Bear Creek, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013 at Keystone Garden Estates, Larksville, while under the care of Hospice of the Sacred Heart. She was born Sept. 14, 1915 in Old Boston, a daughter of the late Vincenzo and Victoria Alberigi Popple. She was a graduate of Jenkins Township High School, Class of 1934, and she attended East Stroudsburg College. Mary was employed at the Mayfair Supper Club, Pittston Apparel, and Luzerne Intermediate Unit, Plains Township and Nanticoke. She was a member of the Parsons Baptist Church, and loved working with children and the handicapped. Mary loved her pet animals and all the pets of her family members. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brothers, Anthony, Gino, Raymond and John Popple; niece Kimberly Popple and nephew John Glenn Popple. Surviving are her niece and nephews, Victoria Popple, James Popple, David Popple; Mark Popple and his wife, Kim; Jeff Popple and his wife, Leah; Anthony Popple and his wife, Nancy; sisters-in-law, Gail Popple and Estelle Laux; cousins, Louise Fisk and her husband, James; Cookie Steinberger and her husband, Robert; Doris Caprari. Mary's family would like to thank the staff of Keystone Garden Estates for the love and the care they provided. The funeral will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. from E. Blake Collins Funeral Home, 159 George Ave., Wilkes-Barre. Services will be conducted by the Rev. Wayne Nichol, Ph.D., pastor of the Parsons Baptist Church. Interment will be in Mountainview Cemetery, Harding. Friends may call Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. Condolences can be sent to the family at www.eblakecollins.com .
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