Mary L. (Mong) Munnell, 69, of 123 Constitution Boulevard, Fredonia, Pennsylvania, passed away, surrounded by her family, following complications from pulmonary fibrosis and a lung transplant at 5:47 p.m. on Thursday, March 7, 2019, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
She was born in Greenville, Pennsylvania on November 28, 1949, to the late, Thomas G. and Shirley Doreen (Doughman) Mong.
Mary was a 1967 Reynolds Area High School graduate in Greenville and received a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Psychology from the State University of New York.
She went on to become a grant administrator for cancer research at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, where all her co-workers loved her dearly.
Mary enjoyed gardening, cooking, sewing, baking, crocheting, bird watching, reading and playing with her dogs. She loved being a mother and grandmother. Mary’s caring and creative nature made her a great resource, safe haven and confidant. She always had great ideas and knew something about everything.
Mary is survived by daughter, Elliotte “Ellie” (Munnell) Trif and husband, John, of Villa Park, Illinois; son, Zac Munnell of Fredonia, Pennsylvania; granddaughter, Amelia M. Trif of Villa Park, Illinois; three brothers, Eric Mong and companion, Shayne, of Greenville, Pennsylvania, David Mong and his wife, Christine, of Greenville, Pennsylvania and Dennis Mong and his wife, Janet, of Warren, Ohio and former husband, Fred H. Munnell of Fredonia, Pennsylvania.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, March 16 from 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. at Osborne-Williams Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 73-75 Columbia Avenue, Greenville.
A private family memorial service will be held at the funeral home at 11:00 a.m. following visitation on Saturday, March 16.
Cremation will take place prior to the service.
Memorial contributions can be made to Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 230 East Ohio Street, Suite 500, Chicago, IL 60611 or online.
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