Mary Gara
In Memory of
Mary K.
Gara (O'Kane)
1931 - 2020
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Condolence From: Colette Davison
Condolence: The O'Kane families in Australia share your sadness. We have very fond memories of Mary when she was able to visit us in Australia.We will be praying for the repose of her soul. RIP
May God look after all of you in your grief.
Mary, Ann, Colette,Patrick and Daniel
Thursday February 13, 2020
Condolence From: Cindy, Brian and Kelly
Condolence: Dear Kate and Dave, we are so sorry for your loss. Our hearts go out to you and your beautiful family. Peace and prayers to you all! Love you!!

Cindy, Brian and Kelly😘😘😘
Thursday February 13, 2020
Condolence From: Ceil Paone (Mangini)
Condolence: To Mary's Family: I wish to extend my deepest condolences on Mary's passing. We worked together for many years at Meltzer & Schiffrin. I have many wonderful memories of her. She was one of the sweetest people in my life. We always chatted about our lives, our families, legal workplace challenges, our Irish heritage, the list goes on and on. I want to give a hello specifically to Colleen, my partner who ran the Stroh's run with me many years ago. It was thru Mary we met her beautiful daughter.
Mary loved to go out and have a good time. I remember so many holiday parties with her that were so much fun.
I am sorry I will never have the chance to hear her soft voice or see her beautiful face, however, she is at peace with our Lord and is looking down on all of us. Mary, I will never forget you my friend.xoxo Ceil
Thursday February 13, 2020
Condolence From: Martin Knox
Condolence: My sincerest condolences to all of the Gara, immediate and extended family.
I am a friend from Ireland who had the wonderful privilege of getting to know Mrs Gara some forty years ago when I first landed on the shores of the United States. Mrs G., as she affectionately became known to me, became my surrogate mother and her family replaced my own family for the twelve years I lived in Philadelphia.
I have the fondest memories of Mrs Gara, her sense of humour, love of a good story and her deep connection with everything Irish. She faced the challenges of life in her own quiet, self-effacing way, while remaining a steadfast confidante and strong matriarchal figure for us all.
When her mother died, Mrs Gara wrote me a letter to thank me for being a pallbearer at her funeral. I am sorry, Mrs G that I cannot extend the same courtesy to you, but I am so glad I had the opportunity to talk to you by phone shortly before you passed away.
One of the last things I said to you was that I would like to give you a hug before God gave you one. God will be hugging you first, Mrs G and rightly so. I’m sure you are sitting beside Him smiling down upon us all right now. You gave so much love here on earth that I have no doubt God will be returning His love in heaven.
Rest in Peace, Mrs G, you will forever be in my heart and in my prayers.
Martin (Knox).
Thursday February 13, 2020