Smethport-Mary Margaret Eidson of Smethport and a guest at Sena Kean Manor since March of 2013 died on Thursday, February 28, 2019.
A daughter of Robert A. and Mary M. Nick, she was born in Cyclone on July 29, 1930. Mary graduated from Smethport High School in 1948 and went to work in the laboratory at Kendall Refining Company. She later worked at Reading’s Supermarket and retired from Bradford Hospital.
She married Eugene E. Eidson on July 31, 1954 at St. Elizabeth’s Church in Smethport and the couple was married for nearly 55 years. Mary was a lifelong member of St. Elizabeth’s Church and had been active in the Rosary Christian Mother’s group, was a co-lead for the parish prayer chain, helped with funeral dinners and special events and was a weekend collection counter.
In addition to her devotion to her family and her faith, Mary was an avid softball player and bowler earlier in her life and was a dedicated Pittsburgh Pirates fan.
Mary is survived by her children: Stephen Eidson of Smethport, Fredrick (Midge) Eidson of Aurora, Colorado and Margie (Michael) Spencer of Duke Center. She is also survived by six grandchildren - Christopher Spencer, Jamie Fisher, Erin (Ross) Eldridge, Eric Eidson, Elisa Eidson and Elena Eidson and her great-grandsons, Keatyn and Alexavier Fisher and Benjamin Eldridge. Other survivors are her sister, Connie (Don) Switzer and her brothers: Bernard (Verna) Nick; William (Mary) Nick, Earl (Polly) Nick and John (Pam) Nick, her sister-in-law, Nancy Nick and many nephews, nieces and cousins.
In addition to her parents and husband, Mary was preceded in death by her brothers Eugene Nick and Robert J. Nick and her sisters Dolores Murphy Rosenswie, Grace Wineberg, Helen Comes Eckstrom and Ruth Rodgers.
There will be no public visitation. Family and friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial for Mary at St. Elizabeth’s Church in Smethport at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, March 4. Time to meet with the family and a luncheon will follow the funeral in the parish center. Burial will be in St. Elizabeth’s Cemetery.
Memorials, if desired, could be made to the St. Elizabeth Parish Development Fund or to a charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc. in Smethport.