Mary Louise Coran

MONTOURSVILLE - Mary Louise Coran, 90, of Montoursville, went to be with the Lord on Monday, June 10, 2019.

Born on March 18, 1929, in West Pittston, Mary (the former Mary Louise Tomasacci) was the daughter of the late Stefano and Angelina Recene Tomasacci. She was married to the love of her life, Daniel T. Coran Sr., on May 6, 1951, for 64 years until his passing on November 20, 2015.

Mary worked as a waitress in New York City at a young age, and later in several factories and as a children’s day care worker. She was known for her phenomenal Italian cooking and baking, and for her warm hospitality. When visiting, you were not allowed to leave her home without eating (mangiare).

She was a gifted pianist and lover of fashion (matching purse with high heels). Mary was also strong in her faith in God and had attended the Faith Fellowship Worship Center in Jersey Shore, as well as other area churches.

Surviving are three sons, John S. (Robin) Coran of Castle Rock, Colo., Daniel T. (Deborah) Coran, Jr. of Jersey Shore, and the Rev. Stephen M. (Dilonna) Coran of Jersey Shore, and a daughter, Angela R. Coran of Williamsport. She is also survived by nine grandchildren, one step-grandchild, 18 great-grandchildren and a sister, Ruth Butler, of Mechanicsburg.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by two sisters, Freda Richmond and Lydia Conroy; and a brother Richard Tomasacci. She was also predeceased by a great-grandson, Liam Grove.

A celebration of Mary’s life was held  Friday, June 14, 2019, at the Welker Funeral Home with her son, the Reverend Stephen Coran officiating.

She will be laid to rest next to her husband in the Wildwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Faith Fellowship Worship Center, 216 Allegheny Street, Jersey Shore, Pa 17740.

Arrangements are entrusted to the Frederick B. Welker Funeral Home, Jersey Shore.