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Mary Ann (Roseborough) Berkey, 82, of Danville, peacefully passed away on December 14, 2021.
Mary Ann was born on May 22, 1939 to Agnes (Cook) and Allen Roseborough in Huntingdon. After Mary Ann graduated from Juniata Valley High School in 1957, she moved to Washington, D.C. where she worked as a fingerprint analyst for the F.B.I. She later returned to Huntingdon, where she worked for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. Mary Ann continued her career at the Pine Barn Inn in Danville, where she loved playing on the restaurant’s recreational softball team.
Mary Ann and Charles Berkey were married on January 2, 1960 at Holy Trinity Church in Huntingdon, and would have celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary in January. Mary Ann was a devoted mother to their five children: Timothy (Holly) Berkey, Christopher Berkey, Jonathan (Michell) Berkey, Andrew (Shannon) Berkey, and Amy (Kerry) Parkes.
Mary Ann enjoyed close relationships with her four loving siblings: Barbara (Larry) Kessler, Kay Matter, Julia Roseborough, and Bob (Anita) Roseborough. She adored spending time with her ten grandchildren: Amanda Turner, Alicia (Sam) Betz, Thomas Berkey, Jonathan Berkey, Tate Berkey, Luke Parkes, Lane Berkey, Joel Berkey, Madilyn Parkes, and Mary Ellen Berkey. Mary Ann was also blessed with two great-grandchildren, Justin Otto Turner and Isabelle Mae Betz, and many nieces and nephews.
She was a devout Catholic and attended St. Joseph’s Church in Danville, where she volunteered as a greeter. She also loved serving as a Den Mother for her son’s Cub Scout troop, as well as volunteering at her childrens’ elementary schools and within the community. In the early 1970s, Mary Ann was appointed by the governor to serve on the Montour County Assistance Board.
Mary Ann was known for her kindness, generosity, and exuberant love for life. She enjoyed spending time with her family, cooking, baking, reading, shopping, gardening, socializing, and traveling. During any given summer, you could find her at Cape May — her favorite vacation spot — enjoying the sounds of the ocean on the front porch with her sisters and daughter. She had a contagious laugh that could be heard from a mile away and a sense of humor that captivated children and adults alike.
Mary Ann’s sense of humor was evident when she requested that carnations be provided for her end-of-life celebration, as she thought they “smelled like a funeral.”
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, December 21th, 2021 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 68 Center St., Danville, by Rev. Ben Aneye. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Viewing will be held on Monday night from 6-8 p.m. in the Roat-Kriner Funeral Home, 1133 Bloom Rd., Danville. Friends and family are invited to a traditional wake at the Pine Barn Inn following the graveside service. A meal will be provided.