Mary Horley

Mary Barbara Horley

1936 - 2019
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Mary Barbara Horley, of Darlington, MD, passed away on August 4, 2019. She was 82.
Mrs. Horley was born in Harrisburg, PA, to the late Ernest and Minnie. She was the devoted wife of 59 years to Gary Lee Horley, loving mother of Chris Lee Susman and her husband Scott, and Linn Lee Griffiths and her husband Peter, of Darlington, MD. She is survived by her brother Frank of Camp Hill, PA.
Mrs. Horley Received her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Shippensburg University and then went on to obtain her degree in Speech Pathology from Penn State. She spent most of her career with the Head Start Programs of Harford and Cecil County. Mrs. Horley loved baseball and spending time with her family. She was also known to be a phenomenal Italian Cook.
A visitation will be held on Thursday, August 8, 2019, from 6-8 PM, at Zellman Funeral Home, P.A., 123 S. Washington St., Havre de Grace, MD. A Mass of Resurrection will be held on Friday, August 9, 2019, at 10:00 AM, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 615 Congress Avenue, Havre de Grace, MD. Interment will be held at Harford Memorial Gardens.
Contributions may be made in her memory to St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, or Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, Ohio 45250-0301.
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, August 8th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Thursday, August 8th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Zellman Funeral Home, P.A.
    123 South Washington Street
    HAVRE DE GRACE, MD 21078
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  • Service

    Friday, August 9th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Friday, August 9th, 2019 10:00am
    St. Patrick's Catholic Church
    615 Congress Avenue
    HAVRE DE GRACE, MD 21078
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    Father Dale Picarella
  • Interment

    Harford Memorial Gardens
    3839 Aldino Road
    ABERDEEN, MD 21001
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Carol Mongan

Posted at 11:43am
Chris, Scott and family - my sincere sympathy for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Praying you will find peace during this very difficult time and your wonderful memories will be a great source of comfort to you.

Carol Mongan

Ida Corona

Posted at 09:54pm
If you were fortunate enough to know Mary Horley you would not be able to miss her energy, compassion, generosity and courage. Oh how she laughed and oh how she loved her family, always there for them, listening, supporting and inspiring, their teacher and audience. She was very intelligent but not pretentious, with a brilliant husband, bright daughters and son in laws. She knew when to love, when to teach and when to make a good Italian meal.

She took care of people, through friendship, thoughtfulness, faith. When I was recuperating from an accident and restricted to bed with pain and boredom, she called me every day, EVERY DAY, despite her busy life with her young family. Her news of the outside world and words of encouragement lifted my spirts and gave me something to look forward to. I would bet my bottom dollar that there are several more people out there that have had similar experiences because there was no stopping her when she saw a friend in need.

Gary, Chris and Scott, Linn and Peter, Frank and children, many friends, we are all grieving. I know that she has a permanent place in your hearts and she will be remembered.

And so, Mary, off to heaven you go.

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