Margaret R. DiPento, 93, of East Brady went home to the Lord, November 9, 2019 at Jameson Hospital.
Born January 22, 1926 in Butler, she was the youngest child of Robert A. and Anna C. (Hooks) McIntyre. Soon after she was born, the family moved to Kaylor, PA where she was raised. She attended Kaylor School where she excelled in both basketball and volleyball, then graduated from Fairview (Karns City) High School in 1944.
After graduation, Margaret moved to Erie and worked as a machinist for General Electric during World War II, a job that she fondly enjoyed. After her children were grown, she also worked for Butler Memorial Hospital in the dietary department for 15 years.
She married Julio J. DiPento on April 25, 1945 in Chicora. He preceded her in death on February 8, 1999.
Margaret was of Methodist Faith and was a lifelong member of the Kaylor United Methodist Church where she was a board member, was involved in fundraising activities, helped clean the church and prepare communion. Later, she attended the East Brady United Methodist Church. She liked reading the Bible, crocheting miles of afghans, donating her handmade hats and mittens to good causes, sewing and attending the Bradys Bend Senior Center. She was the last surviving immediate member of both the McIntyre and DiPento families.
Margaret is survived by one son; James and wife Saundra DiPento of Lincolnton, NC, and two daughters; Marlene and husband George Morrow of Gibsonia and Cynthia and husband Samuel Gray of Oil City.
She is also survived by six grandchildren; Joseph (Melissa) DiPento, Tracy Morrow, Lisa Morrow, Amy Gray, Erin (Michael) Auxier and Michael (Emilee) Gray. 14 Great Grandchildren, 4 Great-Great Grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Margaret was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, five brothers; Harry, Dean, Edward, Wayne and Elton, and one sister; Doretha Burke.
Friends of Margaret R. DiPento will be received from 5:00-8:00PM Monday, November 11, 2019 at Buechele Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc. 707 Kellys Way, East Brady, PA 16028.
Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM, Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at the East Brady United Methodist Church with Rev. Kate Karaba officiating.
Burial will be private, in Oak Grove Cemetery, Sugarcreek Twp.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the East Brady United Methodist Church PO Box 495 Kellys Way, East Brady, PA 16028 or the East Brady Ambulance PO Box 325, East Brady, PA 16028.
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East Brady Ambulance
PO Box 325, East Brady PA 16028
East Brady United Methodist Church
416 Kellys Way PO Box 495, East Brady PA 16028