Mary Willman, 94, of Annville, passed away peacefully Nov. 10, 2020, at WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital. She was the wife of the late Frank Willman who she sadly lost 17 years ago and was anxiously awaiting their reunion.
Mary was born in Annville on Jan. 10, 1926, to the late Nellie (Frattaroli) and Dominic Bernardo. In earlier years, Mary helped her husband in his plastering and wallpapering business. They enjoyed spending their free time with close friends at Polka events and helping at church events. Throughout her life, she loved her flowers, gardening, and was enamored by beautiful birds. As long as she was able to “work” outside, she was happy.
One of eight children, she is survived by her 98 year old sister, Bonnie Rieker, of Cleona, as well as sisters-in-law: Joanne Bernardo (“Teenie”), Palm Bernardo (Ed), Doris Bernardo (Fred), and a loving group of nieces and nephews that she and Frank loved and cared for as their own: Joe Bernardo (Renie), Steve Bernardo (Cindy), Kathleen Minnich (Larry), Patrick Rieker, Michael Rieker (Lisa), Louis Aquiler (Jessica), Lisa Aquiler, Vicki Bernardo, David Bernardo (Dianna), Michael Bernardo (Stacey), and Debbie Bernardo (Tom). She was preceded in death by siblings, Edward, John, Valentino, Albert, Alfred, and Stella.
Mary will be sadly missed by her very close friends and neighbors, and her “Church Family”.
Mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday, Nov. 13, 2020 at 9 a.m. at St. Paul the Apostle Church, 125 S. Spruce St., Annville. There will be no visitation prior to mass. Burial will take place in Grand View Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Paul’s Church Garden.