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Mary McConaghy died at home of ALS on May 16th 2012.

A memorial service was held on Saturday May 26th at noon at the Episcopal  Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields in Philadelphia PA.

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susan delaney posted a new journal entry, "Mary's spiritual autobiography".

       I grew up in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, a city of about  30,000 people located on the shores of Lake Michigan.  I was born on St. Patrick’s Day, 1945, just ... Read more

Martha Crowell signed mary's Guestbook.

How wonderful to have the gift of reading this now, when lavender crocuses are out among the snowdrops, it's lent: a time of drawing closer to God, and though absent, Mary ... Read more

susan delaney posted a new journal entry, "Mary's spiritual autobiography".

       I grew up in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, a city of about  30,000 people located on the shores of Lake Michigan.  I was born on St. Patrick’s Day, 1945, just ... Read more

Martha Crowell signed mary's Guestbook.

What a treasure it is to be able to see Mary and to hear her words.  I am forever grateful to have known such a remarkable and profoundly courageous, faithful, loving woman. Read more

susan delaney posted a new journal entry, "Mary's ALS video".

This was made in April by The ALS Association of Greater Philadelphia.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmOcERU5I4s Read more

susan delaney posted a new journal entry, "From Mary's husband Dick".

A Message from Dick, Ned, and Alex McConaghy and Susan Delaney                           TO:  Everyone in Mary's Web of Friends,      and to ... Read more

susan delaney posted a new journal entry, "From Mary's husband".

A Message from Dick, Ned, and Alex McConaghy and Susan Delaney TO: Everyone in Mary's Web of Friends, and to all who assisted in Mary's funeral reception on May 26 ! It is ... Read more

susan delaney posted a new journal entry, "One way to help".

As some of you know, Mary directed some of her organs be donated to ALS research.  If the idea of organ donation, either for research purposes or transplant to a living ... Read more

susan delaney posted a new journal entry, "Mary and ALS".

Excerpt from a note written by Mary in March 2012 for the Class Notes section of the Bryn Mawr College Alumnae Bulletin, May 2012 issue:"For those of us dealing ... Read more

Martha Crowell signed mary's Guestbook.

Thank you for posting the obituary and Mary's spiritual autobiography. The service was so beautiful.  Amidst all the great sadness she felt so very present with us, and ... Read more

susan delaney posted a new journal entry, "Excerpts from Mary's memorial service".

Mary's family sends many thanks to all her friends and the staff, volunteers and parishioners of St. Martin-in-the-Fields who made her memorial service a wonderful ... Read more

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