Mary A. Roman, surrounded by her loving and devoted family and friends, departed this earthly life on Thursday, July 26, 2018, due to complications resulting from a hip fracture.
She was born in Coaldale, PA to the late Ernestine and Adam Kupec and graduated from Saint Mary’s High School in Coaldale.
Following her marriage to Army First Lieutenant Peter J. Roman, Mary and her husband relocated to Wilmington, DE in the early 1950’s where they both began distinguished careers with the former E. I. DuPont de Nemours and Company. While raising her children, Mary continued her education and earned her certification from the State of Delaware as a substitute teacher. She retired from the former Holy Rosary Elementary School as the School Librarian and Director of Visual Arts after 26 years of service.
Mary was a remarkable wife, mother, friend, and woman of faith. She joyfully shared her many creative gifts and talents in the culinary arts, gardening, home decorating, and sewing and excelled as a fundraiser for her parish Holy Rosary. She also spent several years as a Den Mother for her son’s Cub Scout Pack.
In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her brothers Steven, Joseph, John, Wendell, Michael, and Frank; sisters-in-law Mary Kupec, Ann Kupec, Ruth Kupec, and Cecilia Gulick; brothers-in-law Frank Roman, Leon Roman, and Edward Gulick; and nephews Peter Kupec and John Gulick.
Mary is survived by her husband Peter, with whom she shared 66 years of marriage; her daughter Patrice; her son Peter (Traci Radford, M.D.); granddaughter Rachel Roman; brother Peter Kupec; sister-in-law Grace Kupec; and many nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.
Family and friends are invited to visit from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 29, 2018, at the McCrery & Harra Funeral Home at 3924 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE 19803. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, July 30, 2018, at Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Church at 3200 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont, DE 19703. Burial will follow at Saint Joseph on the Brandywine Cemetery.