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Thursday October 29th, 2020
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Mass of Christian Burial

St. Patrick Church
Friday October 30th, 2020

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Mary Woodside

Mary Ellen Woodside, 87, of Mt. Holly Springs, PA, passed away Saturday, October 24, 2020 at home. She was born in Ford City on November 30, 1932 to the late Harold and Ellen (Sullivan) Thevenin and was the widow of William L. Woodside Sr.

Mary Ellen retired from PPG where she worked from 1973 to 1990 as an accounting clerk. She was a member of St. Patrick Church where she participated in the Perpetual Adoration Chapel for 10 years. She was also in charge of the Eleanor Regina Chapel in Pine Grove Furnace, served on Parish Council from 1987 to 1991, and was active in planning the parish dinners to support the parish. She was a Girl Scout Leader for 10 years with Brownie Troop 533. Mary Ellen was an avid bingo player and loved her crafts. She and her husband William were voted Carlisle Area’s Finest Parents in 1986.

Surviving are her children, Deborah Houck (Thomas) of Carlisle, William Woodside Jr. of Mt. Holly Springs, Ruth Woodside of Mechanicsburg, Brenda Boyd of Cape Coral, FL, Sandra Cole (Steven) of Endwell, NY, Amy Hewitt (Konrad) of Easton, Cathy Myers of Carlisle, Mary Hair (Brent) of Walnut Bottom and Jackie Bear of Huntsdale; 14 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are siblings, Harold and Joseph Thevenin, both of Ford City and Patricia Hileman of New Jersey. Mary Ellen was predeceased by siblings, Michael and Charles Thevenin and JoAnn McKenna; great-grandchild, Jackson Cole; and son-in-law, Tim Bear.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, October 30, 2020 at 10:00 AM in the St. Patrick Church, 85 Marsh Dr., Carlisle, PA 17015 with Rev. Donald Bender as celebrant. A viewing will be held Thursday, October 29, 2020 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM followed by a Rosary Service in the Hollinger Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., 501 N. Baltimore Ave., Mt. Holly Springs, PA 17065 and burial will be in the Mt. Holly Springs Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Patrick Church, 152 E. Pomfret St., Carlisle, PA 17013 or Homeland at Home, 2300 Vartan Way #270, Harrisburg, PA 17110. Please visit www.HollingerFuneralHome.com to offer condolences to the family.

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I’m sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers to the family during this time of grieving.

Deb McLaughlin Oct 30 2020 12:00 AM

Our sincere sympathy to the family.  Mary Ellen was a special person, and is with God in Heaven.  She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.  Donnie & Darlene Griffie

D. Griffie Oct 29 2020 12:00 AM

Rest In Peace Mary Ellen.... we will miss youYou and Mr Bill are together again. We love you and have many many great memories of happy days spent together. May God bless your family .... our sincere condolences to them all.You were a very special lady.... ♥️

Dave and Ruth Kazanski Oct 29 2020 12:00 AM

Our condolences to Mary Ellen's family.  She was a super nice lady and co-worker.  May she rest in peace.

Paul and Val Downs Oct 29 2020 12:00 AM

I'll miss aunt mary ellen was a good mother grandmother to her family I remember all the good times when we visited out at Carlisle and our visits the past few yrs on visiting with her I'll cherish that my prayers are with the family on this difficult time I'm sorry I couldnt be there

Kaye walker Oct 27 2020 12:00 AM

Mary Ellen will be missed by everyone that had the privileged of knowing her. One special memory was the year we went shopping Black Friday at the end on the day Mary Ellen decided to buy everyone in her family several sets of towels for their bathrooms. When we got to the car there was not any room in the trunk, so we laid the packages on the seat and sat on them. It was a wonderful day, lots of laughter going home and looking forward to many more years of Black Friday shopping together.My sincere condolences to the family.

Judy Hair Oct 27 2020 12:00 AM

Deb, Mary and the entire family, you will be in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult journey.  I am sure your mom is now at peace.  God Bless you and please accept my deepest condolences.

Barbara Adams Oct 27 2020 12:00 AM

Please accept our deepest condolences from Melanie, Deedra, Sherry, Melinda, Jennifer, Linda Brown - Land O Lakes Carlisle Lab

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Sent with love and remembrance. May God bless you all during this difficult time. I love you all. Jack sends his condolences also.Your cousin, Judi (and Jack)

Your cousin, Judi (and Jack) Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

All your friends and coworkers send their prayers, sympathies, and love to all of you and your family. May God hold all of you in his loving arms as you mourn your loss and celebrate her life.Your Dickinson Dining Services Family

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