Mary Teresa Stopper Brocious

Mary Teresa Stopper Brocious

Mary Teresa Stopper Brocious, daughter of Herbert and Irene Stopper, was born on June 19, 1927, in Williamsport and was carried by angels to heaven on April 27, 2019, to celebrate her 53rd wedding anniversary with her husband, Richard A. Brocious, who preceded her in death in 2005.

In 1943 Mary graduated from St. Joseph High School in Williamsport. She was a member of St. Boniface Church and a lifelong devoted Catholic, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She will be forever missed by her family: son, John Martin (Cheryl); daughters, Irene Ogden and Rebecca Brocious (LJ); four grandchildren, John, Tyler, Lauren and Jacob; and two great-grandchildren, Mya and Kenyon.

In addition to her parents and husband, two brothers James H. and Joseph P. Stopper and a sister Catherine A. Smith all preceded her in death

Mary was very outgoing and made many friends throughout her lifetime. She loved to get her hair done, paint her nails and wear her signature lipstick. She continued to be social during her stay at Manorcare where she participated in various activities. She had many resident and staff friends. Mary’s family would like to thank the staff at Manorcare.

The family will receive family and friends from 3 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 5, 2019, at Crouse Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 133 E. Third St., Williamsport.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 6, at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 702 W. Fourth St., Williamsport, with the Rev. Brian Van Fossen officiating, followed by burial at Montoursville Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations will be accepted in Mary’s name at the National Alliance on Mental Illness of North Central Pennsylvania, 2149 N. Second St., Harrisburg, PA 17110 or online at

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