Obituary of Mary Roseanna Worden
Mary Roseanna Worden/Wills/Sullivan (Marr) Hersey, a cherished mother, wife, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend, was born on August 20, 1944, and passed away peacefully in her sleep at the Saint John Regional Hospital on May 14, 2023, at the age of 78. She was a luminous presence who touched countless lives with her warmth, kindness, and zest for life.
Mary leaves behind her sister Betty, sons Alex, David (Jo-elle), and Steven, and her stepchildren Sherry (Harold), Scott (Tina), Stacey (Bill), Stephen (Krista), Anita (Larry), Brian (Lisa), and Cheri (Brian). She was also a proud grandmother to seven grandchildren and a great-grandmother to five great-grandchildren.
Her life was filled with joyous moments, from family visits and acting silly with the children to enjoying music, dancing, reading, and watching her favourite TV shows. She loved boating with her cherished husband, Bill Worden, and savoured moments of tranquillity, often found relaxing under the shade of trees with a good book. Her favourite flowers were her mother's roses that grew in the front yard and her tiger lilies along the driveway.
Mary's career journey was diverse, serving as a waitress, a brush assembler at the Simm's brush factory, a dry cleaner, and until retirement, a long-serving custodian at KVHS. Her culinary skills were renowned, especially her homemade donuts, cookies, pies, and birthday cakes. Her favourite treats were chicken bone candies and lemon squares, and she made a fabulous sweet iced tea that was loved by all.
As we mourn Mary's passing, we take solace in the belief that she is now reunited with her parents, Isabelle and Alfred, her cherished husband, Billy, and all her beloved pets.
We extend our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who held Mary dear. Your love and support meant the world to her.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Brenan’s Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John, NB (634-7424). Mary's Funeral Liturgy will take place from The Brenan’s Chapel on Wednesday, May 17, 2023. The visitation is from 9 am - 11 am, with a service at 11 am, interment will follow in Ocean View Memorial Gardens. Donations in memory of Mary may be made to The Heart and Stroke Foundation. Online condolences may be placed at www.BrenansFH.com