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Marie McMullen, 98 – Loved BINGO and Travelling

Marie McMullen, 98, a lifelong resident of Brockton died on Friday, March 20, 2020, in Pottsville. She was the wife of the late Bernard McMullen to whom she was married 42 years at the time of his death in 1989.

Born in Pottsville on January 4, 1922, Marie was a daughter of the late Joseph and Catherine (nee Schneider) Bonenberger.

A graduate of the former Blythe Township High School, she worked as a floor lady for various local garment factories. Marie had been a member of the former St. Bartholomew Catholic Church in Brockton and a member of the Brockton Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary.

She loved to play bingo and especially loved to travel. With friends, she took bus trips as far as Canada and California. Marie was a wonderful, loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.

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She is survived by daughter, Marie Tennant of Tamaqua, PA; sons, Bernard McMullen and his wife Cathy of Georgia, Joe McMullen and his wife Karen of Arizona, and Pat McMullen and his wife Kathy of Texas; 11 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; brother, Jim Bonenberger and his wife Dolores of Tamaqua; and several nephews and nieces. She was predeceased by a daughter, Marian McMullen in 1972; brothers, Thomas Bonenberger and Joe Bonenberger; sister, Rita Bonenberger; grandchildren, Shawn McMullen and Lori McMullen; and great grandchild, Andrew Ladd.

Memorials in Marie’s name may be made to the Tamaqua Area Adult Day Care Center, 801 East Broad Street, Tamaqua, PA 18252.

Services for Marie will be scheduled for a later date. Online condolences may be made at Arrangements are being handled by the Zizelmann-Gulla Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Tamaqua.


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