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Mary Cecilia Alexis Ganis, Age 95, of Wilmington,Delaware and originally of 83 Goeringer Ave., Wilkes-Barre, PA, passed away at her home on Sunday, November 20, 2011, surrounded by her loving family.

Mary was born on August 9, 1916 in Wilkes-Barre, Pa to the late Michael and Rose Alexis. Mary lived in Pennsylvania most of her life before moving to Delaware over 10 years ago. As a vocation, and prior to her marriage, Mary was employed as a Civil Servant in Washington, DC and later as a bookkeeper in Harrisburg, PA.

Mary was the beloved wife of the late Edmund C. Ganis for 68 years and the devoted mother of Ronald and his wife Jenny Lee as well as Jerome and his wife Madeline. Mary was the caring Grandmother of 4 grandchildren, Beth and her husband Mike; Shelley and her husband John; as well as Ronald and Reagan Ann. Four great-grandchildren, Emma, John, Abigail and Anna,
provided Mary with many hours of affection.

Mary was predeceased by her brothers Vincent and Joseph Alexis as well as her sisters Helene Sasz, Len Bunsick, Anna Alexis and Frances Coleman. She is also survived by a host of nephews and nieces, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Mary was an exceptional wife and mother, homemaker, caregiver and friend to many. Mary had a fondness for cooking as well as spending time with and taking care of her family. Her perseverance and loyalty to her family and friends will be appreciated and admired indefinitely.
The laughter and life she and her husband brought to this world will be greatly missed by friends and especially family.

The family thanks you for your warm condolences. A visitation will be held from 6:00 - 8:00pm on Friday, November 25, 2011 at R.T. Foard and Jones Funeral Home, 122 West Main Street, Newark, Delaware 19711. A mass of Christian burial will be held at 9:30am on November 26, 2011 at St. Matthew Roman Catholic Church, 901 E. Newport Pike, Wilmington, DE 19804. Interment will be in All Saints Cemetery, Newark, DE.