Mary Ann Naret

Born: Wed., Aug. 15, 1928
Died: Mon., Jul. 26, 2021


2:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Jul. 30, 2021
Location: Robert F. Mulcahy Funeral Home

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM, Sat., Jul. 31, 2021
Location: Graef Evangelical Lutheran Church

Funeral Service

10:30 AM Sat., Jul. 31, 2021
Location: Graef Evangelical Lutheran Church

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Naret, Mary Ann, 92, formerly of Central City died July 26, 2021 at Richland Woods. Born August 15, 1928 in Central City. Daughter of the late Michael and Margaret (Antol) Balya. Preceded in death by husband Frank, infant brother Michael, brother Daniel, daughter-in-law Helen, granddaughter Lauren and grandson Paul. Loving mother of Jeffrey married to the former Sheilah Mason, Trinity, FL, Michael, Johnstown, Frank married to the former Mary Field, Saratoga Springs, NY,, Richard married to the former Kathleen Long, Palm Harbor, FL, James married to the former Tinamarie Sesack, Central City, and Meri Ann (Sis) wife of Ronald Alt Central City. Cherished grandmother of James Jr (Merritt), Anthony (Melissa), Ariane (Dale), Michael, Maria (Bill), Michelle (Gary), David (Megan), Kaytlin (Matthew) and Rebecca. Great-grandmother to Jack, Max, Piper, Madelyn, Antonia, Johnathon, Isabella, Benjamin, Catherine, Matthew, Joshua, Christopher, Timothy, Elijah, Andrew, Jeffrey, Wilder, Daniel and Isaak. Also survived by brother William Balya and numerous nieces and nephews. Mary Ann was a 1947 graduate of Shade High School. She retired from Shade School district where she worked as a teacher’s aide. She later served on the school board. She was president of the PTA, county secretary of the PTA where she was given a lifetime membership. For 25 years she was president of the Shade Alumni Association where she organized the All Class Reunions. She was a member of Graef’s Lutheran church, where she served on the church council and taught Sunday School for 45 years. She was director of the summer bible school program and also taught catechism and served on the altar guild. She was past president of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary post 7547 and the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post 449. She was active in local politics and was a lifetime Democrat Committeewoman for over 60 years. She served as Vice Chairman of the Somerset County Democrats.and was secretary and president of the Shade Central City Democrat Club. She was a member of the Shade-Central City Park Board, Historical Society, and for ten years was chief organizer of Central City Heritage Days. In her later years with her love of her hometown, she became curator of the Shade-Central City Museum where she would spend her weekends sharing her knowledge of the local history to all that visited the museum. Mary Ann was a leader in all that she did and will be missed by many. Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m.on Friday at the Mulcahy Funeral Home, and Saturday 9:30 until time of service at 10:30 Graef’s Lutheran Church, Cairnbrook, the Reverend Jeffrey Bassette. Committal St. John’s cemetery. Friends who wish to make a contribution in Mary Ann’s memory may make them to Shade Central City Museum or Graef’s Lutheran Church.


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david m pytel
   Posted Wed July 28, 2021
Deepest sympathy to the family. And to Mike , may your wife Helen rest in peace.

ruth Horner
   Posted Thu July 29, 2021
Jim so sorry for your family lose God watch over all of the family and prayers sent

Vicky Stackhouse
   Posted Thu July 29, 2021
Please accept my sincerest sympathy on the loss of your Mother. Mary Ann was truly devoted to her community and school. I was fortunate enough to work with your Mom at the Old Red School for many years and saw her give her all to make the school the best it could be. I’m grateful for having this time and knowing Mary Ann. God bless you all as you say good bye.

John & Mary Ellen Wojcik
   Posted Mon August 02, 2021
With deepest symphathy to all of the family. Always remember the good memories you shared with Mary Ann.

John D. Wilk/Mary E. Wilk
   Posted Wed August 04, 2021
Deepest condolences on the loss of your mother. She was a wonderful woman. Sorry we were unable to make the viewing and service.

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