Obituary Notice: Edith M. McDermott

Edith M. McDermott, 74, of Golden Rod, died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012 at the Clearfield Hospital.

Mrs. McDermott was born March 20, 1938 in Leicester, England the daughter of Arthur and Lily (Cox) Matthews.

She worked in title abstracting for 26 years.

Mrs. McDermott was a member of the St. Francis Roman Catholic Church, Clearfield, and the Trans-Atlantic Brides and Parents Association.

She was former president of the Randolph, TX Air Force Base Club and the Minot, ND Air Force Base Club.

Mrs. McDermott is survived by her husband, Francis S. McDermott, whom she married Aug. 30, 1958 in Leicester, England; three children, Debra Pietrovito and her husband, John P. of Muncy; Paul A. McDermott and his wife, Betsey of Clearfield; and Sandra E. Wills and her husband, James of Greenville, SC..

Also surviving are seven grandchildren, Shawn Pietrovito; Kyle Pietrovito and his wife, Christa; Patrick McDermott and his wife, Annie; Michael McDermott; Meagan McDermott; Matthew Wills and TJ Wills; a sister, Veronica Sutton of Leicester, England; a niece, Lisa Sutton; two nephews, Steven and Andrew Sutton; and their golden retriever, Barney.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Arthur Matthews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be said at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the St. Timothy’s Roman Catholic Church, Curwensville, with Msgr. H. Desmond McGee as celebrant. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

Friends will be received from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Thursday at the Bennett and Houser Funeral Home Inc., Clearfield.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, 26 S. Second St., Suite 102, Clearfield, PA 16830, the American Heart Association, 4100 Fifth Ave., Altoona, PA 16602 or the American Diabetes Association, 300 Penn Center Blvd., Suite 602, Pittsburgh, PA 15235.

To send an online tribute, go to www.bennettandhouser.com or www.mem.com.

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