Mary Elizabeth Chatley, 77, of Meadville, passed away Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at her daughter’s residence.
She was born June 25, 1935, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of Bernadine V. Miller McCartney. She was a graduate of Randolph High School and had been retired for many years.
She was a member of St. Agatha Church and enjoyed crocheting, puzzles, collecting elephants, baking, playing cards, spending time with her family and friends and doing for others. She taught people to read through the READ Program. Mary was a great supporter of the Erie Clowns and was fondly known as Mother Squeeze.
She is survived by four daughters, Elizabeth Jensen and her husband, Lloyd, of Richfield, Utah, Susan Marranconi and her husband, Rick, of Meadville, Sarah English and her husband, John, of Meadville, and Linda Hunt and her significant other, Joe Dillen, of Meadville; 11 grandchildren, Angel McCarthy, Trina Stark, Faidra Pehrson, Heidi Farmer, Janna Jensen, Thomas Furry Jr., Anita Jenkens, Jeff Marranconi, Allissa Young, Austin Hutchinson and Tabatha Hunt; and 22 great-grandchildren. She also considered Linda Gagean and Mark Harrison her honorary grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her mother; a son, Joseph R. Young; a brother, Robert McCartney; and a nephew, William McCartney.
Calling hours will be Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Hatheway-Tedesco Funeral Home, 614 Baldwin St., Meadville. A Vigil Prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Mass of Christian Burial will be on Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Brigid Church, 383 Arch St., Meadville, with Father Matthew Kujawinski as celebrant.
Interment will be in St. Philip’s Cemetery, Linesville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family, c/o Susan Marranconi, 670 Cullum St., Meadville, Pa. 16335.
Please sign the guestbook at hatheway-tedesco.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Hatheway-Tedesco Funeral Home, 614 Baldwin St., Meadville.