Obituary of Mary J. Mehler – Bucks County Courier Times
Mary J. Mehler
Mary J. (née Dougherty), loving and kind, a child of God, returned home on February 5, 2022. Born and raised in the West Oak Lane neighborhood of Philadelphia, a member of St. Benedict Parish, she was the beloved wife of the late George A. Mehler, daughter of the late William and Frances Flood Dougherty, her late brother Bill Dougherty, and late sisters Nancy Kershaw and Franny McGrody.
Mary was the devoted mother of George Mehler (Kimberly), Mary Mehler, Joanne Fabian (Todd) and Matthew Mehler (Deborah). Sister of James Dougherty (Kathy) and Patsy Brennan (Tom), sister and brother-in-law to Barbara Dougherty and Jack McGrody. Brendan Mehler’s dearest grandmother, Emilie Higgins (Jack), Justin Mehler, Scott West (fiancee Amy Pisciella), Courtney Boyle (Ron), as well as many beloved nieces, nephews and friends.
Mary graduated from Little Flower High School for Girls, Class of 1948; She received her Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education from McGill University when she first married and lived in Montreal, Canada. Mary believed her success built on her faith, she was a member of the Marian Society at Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish in Southampton, PA.
Mary and her husband lived in Churchville for over 60 years, raising their children and enjoying the company of good neighbors. She loved life to the fullest; Her calling in life was her family, especially her children.
In her early years, she studied to obtain her real estate license to sell real estate in the Fairmount area of Philadelphia. In 1975, after raising her children, Mary pursued her love of education and started a kindergarten. She dedicated the next 25 years to helping young children develop learning skills that would help them become superstars. Not only did she work hard, she enjoyed life. She was an avid reader, liked to follow what was happening in the daily newspapers, enjoyed playing tennis with friends and kept a party going by playing the piano. She and her husband enjoyed traveling and spending time in Brigantine. Mary loved meeting new people as she could always strike up a good conversation with everyone she met. People and good conversation are what Mary valued most. She will be sadly missed for her warm and welcoming smile and the sparkle in her eyes.
Relatives and friends are invited to join her viewing on Saturday, February 19 at St. Vincent de Paul Church, 654 Hatboro Rd. Richboro, PA 18954 from 10:00 a.m. until her funeral service at 11:00 a.m. Burial follows at Our Lady of Grace in Langhorne. Contributions to her memory can be made to Little Flower High School and to pphfamily.org
Out of love and concern, masks are requested for all participants.
Posted February 12, 2022
Published in Bucks County Courier Times