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Mary Shrive

February 3, 1926 - September 30, 2020

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Mary (Harelick) Shrive, 94 and a lifelong Old Forge resident, born on February 3rd, 1926, wife of the late Albert Shrive, passed surrounded by her loving family early Wednesday morning.
Mary was the loving mother of three children: Albert Shrive (wife, Anita Foglietta Shrive), Dennis Shrive (wife, Jane Duffy Shrive), and Sarah J. Mucciolo (husband, Michael Mucciolo). She was the cherished grandmother of five: Atty. Jason A. Shrive (wife, Jennifer Lynch Shrive), Jeffrey D. Shrive (wife, Stacey Crispino Shrive), Eric D. Shrive (companion, Sherry Nealon), Nina M. Mucciolo (companion, Samuel Sadel), and Michael A. Mucciolo. She was the blessed great-grandmother of four: Duffy, Connor, Tanner, and Sophia Shrive, as well as the aunt and great-aunt to numerous nieces and nephews and sister-in-law to Lorraine Shrive and Lillian Mizzer.
Mary was the daughter of the late Alex and Serafina Yeskevitch Conon Harelick and sister to the late Elizabeth Peregrim, Nicholas Mikey Conon, Peter Conon, Nina (Minnie) Serniak, Andrew Conon, Xenia (Sadie) Yokimishyn, Olga Lachovitz, Stella Pritchyk, and Helen Kosko.
While her primary role was wife and mother, she also worked outside of the home at Dutchess Factory, as a waitress at Put “N” Snack, as well as a cleaning woman at Old Forge High School.
Mary resided for many years at the Mucciolo residence, where many have noted the “revolving door” of the family household. It was always known for being the drive-through where anyone was welcome to stop by, and Mary would be sitting there with a smile across her face. It was here that Mary was dutifully and lovingly cared for, over the past 30 years, by her adoring daughter, Sarah. The entire Shrive/Mucciolo family will be forever grateful for the beautiful care Sarah provided her mother.
She was married to Albert Shrive for 43 beautiful years before he passed away in 1993. The love the two of them had was shown through the love of their beautiful family; it was strong, warm and will last well beyond their lifetime.
Mary had many favorite pastimes; some of them included cooking, baking, dancing the polkas, and watching game shows, especially Steve Harvey on Family Feud.
She was a loving and outspoken soul, and could always be found laughing, or saying her famous catchphrase when things didn’t go according to plan. “What the hell?”, she would say, and a room would burst into laughter.
Her many traditions included making fabulous home-cooked meals, celebrating Russian Christmas, and making homemade pierogis every year with her family at Christmastime (if someone didn’t get it right, they would be kicked off the dough-pinching committee).
Her pride and joy were her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, whom she adored. She was always ecstatic to see any of her great-grandchildren and listen to them sing songs or talk about their new favorite interests. She loved spending time with her family and hearing all about the new things going on in their lives. Mary always made sure that her great-grandchildren never left her house without a crisp five-dollar bill.
The family would like to thank Dr. Julie Speicher and Marianne Fumanti for their affection and fantastic care.
Funeral services will begin on Saturday at 9:15 AM from the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 517 North Main Street in Old Forge, with a 10:00 AM Funeral Service at St. Michael’s Church, 512 Summer Street in Old Forge. Burial will follow at the parish cemetery.
Family and friends may pay their respects on Friday between 4 PM until 7 PM at the funeral home, with parastas scheduled for 6:30PM.
In lieu of flowers, please send contributions in Sophia Shrive’s name to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Cleft Lip and Palate Program c/o 3401 Civic Center Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19104.