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Mary W. (Ward) Doran

Mary W. (Ward) Doran, 91, of Pittston passed away Saturday Nov. 28, 2020 at Wesley Village.

Born in Inkerman she was the daughter of the late Walter Ward and Joan (Hale) Ward.

Mary was a graduate of St. John’s High School, after graduation she worked as a telephone operator for Bell Telephone. Mary stopped working to raise and take care of her children. As her children got older and in her later years she worked as a greeter at K-Mart, which she greatly enjoyed. Mary was very active in the St. John the Evangelist Church community.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Edward Doran and her son James Doran, as well as brothers Edward T. Ward and Joseph Ward.

She is survived by her sons; Edward and wife Mary Frances, Pittston, William and wife Martha, Dupont, Raymond, Pittston, John, Philadelphia, and Patrick and wife

Mary, Dallas. 11 grandchildren and 8 great- grandchildren, sister-in-law Maryanna Ward, nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank the entire staff at Wesley Village for the years of care they provided to Mary.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Care & Concern Ministries, 35 William Street Pittston, PA 18640.

A private Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston with internment in the parish cemetery.

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Dec 18, 2020

The Wilkes-Barre Telecom Pioneers wish to extend our sympathy in the loss of your loved one.


Dec 06, 2020

Mary was our neighbor on Butler St. wonderful memories of ours”coffee teas” visit while you children played together. Always a beautiful soul.. concerned with others happiness. God has a special reward for Mary. Please accept my sincere condolences .


Dec 05, 2020

Our deepest sympathy on your lovely mother's passing. She was slouch a good, strong and solid fixture in our neighborhood, with her beautiful smile.

May she rest in peace.


The Cadden Family


Dec 05, 2020

Our condolences to the Doran family. Mary was a wonderful lady and memories of the 60's, 70's and 80's will always be with us. May she rest in peace.

John-John and Ann Marie Adonizio


Dec 03, 2020

Dear Doran boys,

Was saddened to hear that your dear Mom passed away. We have so many wonderful memories of your Mom and Dad when we would visit around the Christmas season. We were just looking at slides of Dad Price's from his retirement party at our home in Tobyhanna in 1984. Your parents were there. You are in our prayers.

Mike and Cheryl Price


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