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Mary V. (Boone) George

On Sunday February 20, 2022, Mary V. (Boone) George, loving wife and mother, passed away at the age of 92.


Mary was born on May 13, 1929 in the Spike Island section of Moosic, PA to David and Catherine (Allen) Boone.

Mary was an active member of Queen of The Apostles Parish Church, Avoca. She was a 1946 graduate of Avoca High School.

Mary was a fabulous cook. Swift and creative, she could manifest a meal in a flash in nearly any circumstance. She had a sweet and loving demeanor and her tenderness captured the hearts of children with whom she had a special touch. In her later years, she came to enjoy crocheting and bingo. Petite in size, yet grand in heart, Mary will be deeply missed.


Mary was a member of the Avoca Jolly Girls, the St. Mary’s Church Alter and Rosary Society and the West Side Social Club, Avoca.


In addition to her parents, David and Katie Boone and Stanley and Mary Exeter, she is preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Joseph George, who died November 23, 2001; her sons Leo George and Dr. David George; sister Alice Kiesinger and husband Walter; brother David J.; sister Betsy Nebreski and husband Ben; brother Martin and wife

Nancy; brother John “Chick” Boone; and daughter-in-law Rosann (Yuschovitz) George. She is survived by her sister Gloria Kostiak, of Avoca.


Mary’s beloved extended family, with whom she was raised, is Stanley Exeter, Celestine Popple, Cecilia Exeter, Ann Joy Markowski, Allen Exeter and Rita (Allen) Gedrich, all of whom are deceased. Surviving members of the Exeter family Theresa Janes.


Mary is survived by her children, Leonard George, of Avoca, Patrick George of Scranton, Mark George and wife Joyce, of Florida, MaryJo Roué and husband Jean-Louis Roué, of South Carolina and Colleen Kranson and her husband Evan of Kingston. Also surviving are numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren, all of whom she adored and many nieces and nephews.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., FL. 17, Chicago, IL 60601.


A mass of Christian burial will be held on Thursday, February 24th at 11:00am at Queen of The Apostles Parish Church, 715 Hawthorne St., Avoca with Fr. Phillip Sladicka and Fr. August Ricciardi officiating. Friends may call for visitation on Thursday morning at the church from 9:30am until time of mass. Interment will be held at St. Mary’s cemetery, Avoca.


Arrangements are made by Kiesinger Funeral Services, Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea.


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