Mary Ann McDermott, 64, Altoona, died Friday at UPMC Altoona following an extended illness. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Bernard E. and Olivia (Johnson) McDermott.
Surviving are a son, Joseph of Pittsburgh; a brother, Theodore of Altoona; close friends: Joe and Jean Chirdon, DJ Bragonier and Sister Elaine; and caregiver, Donna Vanatta.
Mary Ann was a 1966 graduate of Bishop Guilfoyle High School and Altoona School of Commerce. She had worked as a secretary for Dr. Wustrow's pediatric practice for many years and was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
She enjoyed crafts and crocheting and was a compassionate listener and a friend to all whose lives she touched.
Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, at The Stevens Mortuary Inc., 1421 Eighth Ave., Altoona, where a vigil for the deceased will be held. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Committal will be at Calvary Cemetery.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Catholic Charities, 1312 12th Avenue, Altoona, PA 16601 in memory of Mary Ann.