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Mary Louise (Short) Reffo

April 27, 1931 ~ August 20, 2020 (age 89)


Mary Louise Short Reffo, 89, of Derry, died Thursday August 20, 2020 at her son's home surrounded by her loving family. She was born April 27, 1931 in Greensburg  a daughter of the late Edward and Eva Baughman Short. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Eugene P. Reffo Sr., two sons Edward M. Reffo and Eugene P. Reffo Jr, a sister Gail Moore, two grandchildren; Kimberly Reffo and Crystal Diponte.
Mary was a member of St. Martin Roman Catholic Church of New Derry and the Rosary Altar Society.
She had formerly worked at Torrance State Hospital and the Monastery at St. Vincent. She loved to watch football, crochetting and reading.
She is survived by two sons; James A. Reffo and wife Donna of Unity Twp. and Peter J. Reffo and wife Joyce of Hillside. One daughter Mary F. Morley and husband Philip of Sharps Chapel Tennessee. A brother Edward Short Jr. (Marg) of Unity Twp. and a sister Patricia Smith(Rick) of New Derry. Several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received Tuesday from 4-7pm in the McCabe Funeral Home, 300 W. Third Avenue, Derry. A funeral mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 1pm in St. Martin Roman Catholic Church, New Derry with Father Salvatore Lamendola as celebrant. Interment will follow  in the church cemetery.
St. Martin Rosary Altar Society will recite the Rosary at 3:30pm in the funeral home.
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