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Mary Corbett Brenner

September 21, 2008

Mary Hilda Corbett Brenner, 86, of Towanda, Pa., passed away Sunday, September 21, 2008, at Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa.

Born September 10, 1922, in Kingston, Pa., she was a daughter of the late James Corbett and Ruth Elston Corbett. Mary Hilda attended St. Ann’s Academy in Kingston and was a graduate of Kingston High School. On November 13, 1944, she married Robert Brenner at the rectory of Sacred Heart Parish in Luzerne, Pa. Mr. and Mrs. Brenner resided in Kingston, Pa., and Hingham, Mass., before moving to Towanda to make their home in 1962.

Mary Hilda was employed as a waitress for Lafy’s Restaurant in Towanda and the Towanda Motel for many years. She loved spending time with her family and enjoyed music, playing cards and bingo.

She was a member of SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Towanda, Pa.

Surviving are her children, Robert Brenner and his wife, Beverly Brenner; Donald Brenner; Mary Susan Brenner Christian and her husband, Joel Christian, all of Towanda; grandchildren Kimberly Brenner Benjamin; Cinnamon, Rachel, Marybeth, Joel Robert, Daniel and Kathryn Christian; great-grandchildren Chelsea Brenner and Richard Benjamin; sisters Ruth Dugan and Margaret Corbett, both of Kingston, Pa.; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends Thursday evening, from 7 to 9, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa.

A memorial Mass will be celebrated Friday, September 26, 2008, at 10 a.m. at SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Third St., Towanda, Pa.

Interment will follow in SS Peter & Paul Cemetery, North Towanda Township, Pa.

The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to St. Agnes School, 102 Third St., Towanda, PA 18848 in Mary Hilda’s memory.

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