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Mary O'Hara

Mary P. O'Hara

Sunday, March 3rd, 1935 - Saturday, March 14th, 2020
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Mary P. O’Hara of Colmar, formerly of Plumsteadville, passed away Saturday March 14, 2020 at Abington-Jefferson Lansdale Hospital. Mary was 85 years old. Born in Philadelphia, Mary was the daughter of the late Charles and Dorothy (Nee Leary) Zanine. She was the wife of the late Edward C. O’Hara Sr. who had been married for 40 years.

Mary is survived by her children Patricia Ann Harton (Les), Kathleen O. D’Abbene (Anthony), Linda Marie Baelz (Douglas), and Edward C. O’Hara Jr. (Michelle). Grandmother of Jennifer Beane (Matt), Brock Harton, Kimberly Pavia (Anthony), Zachary D’Abbene (Ranie), Jessica and Jake Baelz and Edward C. O’Hara, III. (Kelsey). She is also survived by her two great-grandchildren Asher and Caleb D’Abbene
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    St. John Neumann Cemetery
    County Line and Upper State Rds
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Posted at 09:28pm
Lovingly known as Mary Pat, Mom, Aunt Pat, Grandmom, Germom… for a little bit until we all got in trouble for making fun of Baby Eddie, GG-Mom, and just Pat. Those who had the opportunity to be around her were lucky to have known her. Far from perfect, but unwilling to admit it, she loved her friends and family fiercely and with every fiber of her being. A strong woman, who raised 4 wonderful children (her words, not mine), her whole life was consumed by time with her family. There was no mom or grandmother prouder than ours of us even over the smallest successes. 25 years ago, she lost her one true love after having selflessly cared for him for several years. Never letting his memory die I can remember being reminded routinely that he was not watching over her, but haunting her. The loss of PopPop only cemented her love of her family even more. It's the one thing that brings me comfort knowing that she is with her husband, who she has missed for so long, for the rest of eternity (that being said, Grandmom, we owe you an apology that we didn't just open his casket and dump you in as you had requested. That's a felony and we are to pretty for prison.) Thank you for always being the keystone to our family and for putting our needs before your own when we were growing up. You shaped each and every one of us and we will proudly be your legacy.


Posted at 09:19pm
My Aunt Pat was by far and Hands Down my favorite Aunt, and we have a lot of them ! With that being said she was so loving and caring and treated anyone that came to her house as family which was a huge life lesson for me. She always gave the best hugs when we walked in the side door and always gave the biggest hugs when we left after an hour of goodbyes. She always said, ”See ya next weekend and Love YA”. But besides her being the greatest I have SOOO many memories I could sit for hours and write them all down. From the endless weekends my family spent at her house growing up, watching my Dad and Uncle Ed build stuff, sometimes break stuff (but eventually fix it) Cut huge holes into the back of the house (for what was the awesome sliding door which never stayed closed). To us kids running all over the back yard, the corn field, across the street flying kites in the field. To all the bumper pool and dart games and getting beat up by Ed, Tony, Doug and Les when I was a little kid. But the memories that I will forever hold the most precious is, growing up in that house with everyone, every single holiday, the announcement at two different Thanksgivings that we were going to be parents, all the laughs, tears and hugs we had, whether it was in the living room, basement, around the enormous dining room table ( which I was so excited to move to, after I put my time in at the kitchen Kiddie table.), the back porch or around the elders playing horseshoes and being there beer runner. I can go on and on, but I just wanted to let everyone know that my Aunt Pat was by far one of the best humans that a little blonde haired boy could have ever asked for to be his Aunt. I will forever miss her, adore her and know how much she loved my for the past 45 years.

I Hope She Rests in Peace and she is now back with my Uncle Ed and my Dad. I Love You Aunt Pat !!!!

Karen Bartasek

Posted at 10:46am
Pat was a wonderful lady! I worked with her a giant and she would always come around handing out candy! Always had a smile on her face and always helpful to everyone!! Rip my sweet friend! ❤️


Posted at 08:29am
MOM! Words cannot express the emptiness in my heart. I miss you so much already. You are one of the most giving people I knew. Always wanting to help and give to whoever needed it. You were the best Mom, Grandmom, and GG-mom there could ever be. I am so grateful for the love and friendship you showed me all my life. As much as I miss you I am happy that you are with dad now, I know you have missed him so much. You and dad behave now! I will miss your 7:15 after Bingo phone calls! Mom, Thank You for teaching us the importance of family, we are here for each other because of you. It’s your turn to rest now. I LOVE YOU!


Posted at 08:59pm
My condolences to the entire O'Hara family. I know you don't recognize my last name as Pettit. It was Ciocca before I was adopted. I'm your aunt Lois' son. I just want to say that your mother was exactly as Linda described, to those of us who were foster children, or the less fortunate children. The love and attention she showed myself, my brother, and others while I was in foster care while working at Lenape is still firmly etched in my mind. She always had the other ladies put extra food on our trays to fatten us up! As a child in a strange and scary place she was there everyday, at lunch, to reassure me of who I was and that if I needed anything I could count on her.
I'll never forget that and will forever love her for that. God bless you all

Linda Baelz Posted at 08:08am

Michael, thank you so very much for taking the time to write this. She touched so many lives with her caring and loving personality. She was truly a generous and giving person. Taking care of and giving to others is what made her the happiest. We are truly grateful and blessed to have so many happy memories with her. God Bless You! Love the O’Hara Family☘️

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