Mary McClister

Obituary of Mary McClister

Mary T. McClister of Harrington, DE passed away at home on, Sunday, February 17, 2019. She was 80 years old.

Born in Philadelphia, Mary was the daughter of the late John and Mary Dooley Shanahan. She was raised in Newtown, PA.

Mary moved to the McClister Farm on Stony Hill Road in Yardley, PA upon her marriage to Phil McClister. In addition to her role as a homemaker on a working farm, she also gave back to her community. She served as President and Treasurer of the Yardley-Makefield Fire Co.'s Ladies Auxiliary. Mary was also a proud member of the Ninety-Nines International Organization of Women Pilots. She was an accomplished pilot, owned a plane and often took off and landed from her Yardley farm.

Mary was very devoted to her family, and was especially close to her sister, Bernadette. She loved her home, though enjoyed traveling to Florida to "get warm". She also enjoyed shopping and cooking, and often had a table full of friends when her kids were growing up.

In addition to her parents, Mary is preceded in death by her son, Michael J. McClister.

Mary is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Philip McClister; sons, Alan (Sheila) McClister, Wm. "Billy" J. McClister, David (Lynn) McClister, Glenn (Patty) McClister, and Gary R. McClister; siblings John (Joyce) Shanahan, Elaine McKenney, Paul (MaryAnn) Shanahan, Bernadette ( "Bucky") Shimp, Joan (Jean Pierre) Tardy; 15 grandchildren, and 18 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 11am Saturday at the FitzGerald-Sommer Funeral Home, 17 S. Delaware Avenue (River Road), Yardley, PA. Friends may call from 10am until time of service. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children - Philadelphia, 3551 N.. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140.

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