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327 West King Street
Martinsburg, WV 25401
Phone: 304-263-8896
Fax: 304-263-9248
Mary Hefestay

Mary Hefestay

Thursday, August 18th, 1949 Monday, January 27th, 2020

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Obituary for Mary Kathleen Hefestay (Ginnelly)

Mary Kathleen Ginnelly Hefestay, 70 of Kearneysville, WV passed away peacefully on Monday, January 27, 2020 due to complications associated with cancer. A Vigil service will be held 7 pm. On Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at the Jefferson Chapel Funeral Home, Ranson, WV. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10 am on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at St. James the Greater Catholic Church with Father Leonard Smith as the Celebrant. Inurnment will be a later date at Arlington National Cemetery.

A native of Colorado, she was the daughter of the late John and Patricia (Hickey) Ginnelly. She graduated from University of Colorado with a BA in English and had a successful career in the banking industry. She spent her later years substituting as a teacher in Loudoun County and caring for her youngest grandchild. She is survived by her husband of 46 years, F.J. Hefestay, Jr., daughter Joan West (Chip) and grandchildren Kathryn, Alexander and Caroline.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brothers, Michael and Philip Ginnelly.

Mary was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother (aka Narnie). She lived life to the fullest through simple pleasures, chatting with friends and family, cooking delicious food and spending time with her grandchildren. She was a spiritual woman who was involved in many church activities throughout her life, including teaching catechism classes and being a Eucharistic minister. Mary had the ability to connect with people of all ages in a thoughtful and encouraging manner. She will be deeply missed by her family, friends and all that knew her.

Family request donations be made to American Cancer Society in honor of Mary, JC Relay for Life, c/o Patricia Ott, 145 Donald Dr., Charles Town, WV 25414.

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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, February 12th, 2020 | 7:00pm
    Jefferson Chapel of Brown Funeral Homes
    114 North Mildred Street
    RANSON, WV
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    Wednesday, February 12th, 2020
    7:00pm
  • Service

    Thursday, February 13th, 2020 | 10:00am
    St. James the Greater Catholic Church
    49 Crosswinds Drive
    CHARLES TOWN, WV
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    Thursday, February 13th, 2020
    10:00am

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Jack and Family,
We are so very sorry to hear about Mary's passing. You are in our thoughts and we pray your beautiful memories will bring you lots of smiles, love and joy
Love, Sal, Cristina, Michael, Francesca, Gia and Teresa Ferrara
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My deepest sympathies to your family. May God bless you and keep you close in your time of sorrow.
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Joan & family, our most heartfelt condolences for your loss. May you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you. You are in our thoughts.
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All our love and prayers, Bonnie, Casey, and Taylo

Mary was so special and left a meaningful imprint on our hearts. She will be dearly missed.
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I am truly sorry to learn of your loss. Your family is in my prayers.
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