Mary K. Gara of Southampton, PA passed away peacefully on February 10, 2020. She was 88. Born on December 15, 1931 in Philadelphia, Mary was the daughter of the late Catherine (nee Maynes) and Francis O’Kane. Mary is survived by her children; John (Susan), Kate (Dave Stahl), Patricia McGovern (Thomas), Colleen DeVirgiliis (James), Maria Gara; sister, Sheila Werkley (the late Richard); nephew Kris Werkley ,as well as 10 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Mary was predeceased by her husband, Jack Gara and her brother, David O'Kane.
Mary loved reading, gardening, the beaches along the Jersey shore, her Irish heritage and the challenge of the Sunday puzzle. Her dedication and intelligence were an inspiration as she juggled raising five children and a full time career as a paralegal. In retirement, Mary enjoyed lively political discussions, traveling and spending time with her family.
Mary’s family will receive relatives and friends on Saturday, February 15, 2020 from 9AM-10:30AM at St. Vincent de Paul Church located at 645 Hatboro Road, Richboro, PA 18954 with a Mass of Christian Burial being celebrated at 10:30AM. Interment will be held at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations in Mary’s name may be made to Kencrest Rainbow School in Tanzania 960 Harvest Drive Blue Bell, PA 19422 or ACTS Legacy Foundation, Southampton Estates Samaritan Fund, 238 Street Road, Southampton, PA 18966. Condolences may be made to Mary’s family by visiting www.McGheeFuneralHome.com.