Mary Ann Claire Crary
Mary Ann Crary, age 89, went home to be with the lord on Friday, October 2, 2020, lovingly surrounded by her family.
She was born in Detroit Lakes, MN on August 12, 1931, to Winifred and Louis Bernardy.
Mary Ann Bernardy married Paul Thomas Crary on August 30, 1958.
During their 49 years of marriage they shared their time between Fargo, Grand Forks, and Walhalla, ND, raising four children. As a family they enjoyed packing the station wagon and traveling throughout United States visiting many state and national parks.
Mary had a love of travel, visiting many countries throughout Europe. Her two favorites were Medugorje and the Vatican.
She loved music and was a beautiful pianist. She enjoyed NDSU football games, playing cards with her family, and shopping for a deal.
Mary had a passion of service and was an active member of Right to life, Legion of
Mary, and was a volunteer bringing food to those less fortunate.
Her greatest legacy is her perseverance to weather tough storms in life and is a witness to the healing power of the Lord’s transformation. Her final years were blessed with abundant peace and love.
Mary is survived by her children, Jeanne (Kelly O’Connell) of Kalispell, MT; Tim (Sandy) Crary of Grand Forks, ND; Joe (Mary) Crary of Bemidji, MN; Steve (Tracy)Crary, Detroit Lakes MN; 14 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, and her sister Winfred Savageau of Fargo, ND.
Mary is preceded in death by her husband Paul Thomas, four siblings, and one great granddaughter.
A family Service will be held Tuesday October 6, 2020 at Saint Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Fargo, ND.