Mary Agnes Dennison

July 6, 2013 

Mary Agnes (Wentling) Dennison, 93, died peacefully at home in her sleep on July 2, 2013. She was born December 26, 1919 and grew up in Lebanon, PA and moved to Philadelphia PA after her marriage. She raised six boys and worked many years until her retirement from the City of Philadelphia.

She eventually chose to move to Raleigh NC after 52 years in Philadelphia to live with her son and daughter-in-law. She attended St Mary Mother of the Church in Garner. She was a very active and well-loved member of the Garner Senior Center where she enjoyed several days a week either playing cards or doing volunteer sewing and crocheting with the “On the Mend” group. Articles they made were given to local hospitals and nonprofit agencies. She kept as active as time would let her and was very proud of the 2 gold medals and 1 silver medal she won at the Garner Senior Games.

Soon after moving to NC she attended Wake Technical Community College taking courses in microcomputers. The certificate she proudly displayed on the wall by her computer desk was proof that she was a certified computer wizard. She used this new skill to keep in touch with her large and dispersed family through email and social media as well as the typical telephone.

Beloved mother to sons William, Glenn and wife Laurie, George and wife Xiyun, Ronald and wife Nancy, Joseph and wife Pamela and the late Francis. She was a loving grandmother of 18; great grandmother of 26. She is also survived by multiple nieces and nephews.

Visitation and funeral mass will take place in Philadelphia with final burial in Lebanon PA.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Garner Senior Center, On The Mend Group, c/o Torrey Blackmar, 205 E Garner Rd Garner NC 27529.

On line condolences can be sent to: glennRme@yahoo.com

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