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Official Obituary of

Mary Anne Ward

August 10, 1945 ~ February 23, 2024 (age 78) 78 Years Old
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Mary Ward Obituary

Mary Anne Ward, age 78, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 23, 2024. She was born in Wilmington, daughter of the late James and Anne (Doherty) Ward; and was a graduate of Ursuline Academy and the St. Francis School of Nursing. She enjoyed a 50-year career as a registered nurse at St. Francis Hospital.

Mary Anne was very involved with St. Ann’s Catholic Church, serving as a Eucharistic Minister, and as a member of the Liturgical and St. Vincent DePaul Society committees. She was also very involved in local support groups that provided guidance and care within her community. She enjoyed playing tennis; reading, and was an avid sports fan, especially of the Philadelphia Phillies.

A viewing will be held on Thursday, April 11, 2024 from 9:30am – 10:30am at the Doherty Funeral Home, 1900 Delaware Avenue, Wilmington, DE 19806. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00am at St. Ann’s Church, 2013 Gilpin Avenue, Wilmington, DE 19806. Interment will be held in Cathedral Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Mary Anne’s memory can be made to the St. Vincent DePaul Society in care of St. Ann’s Church at the address listed above.

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April 11, 2024

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Doherty Funeral Home - Wilmington
1900 Delaware Avenue
Wilmington, DE 19806

Mass of Christian Burial
April 11, 2024

11:00 AM
St. Ann Church
2013 Gilpin Avenue
Wilmington, DE 19806

Interment following Mass
April 11, 2024

Cathedral Cemetery
2400 Lancaster Avenue
Wilmington, DE 19805


St. Vincent DePaul Society of St. Ann's Catholic Church
2013 Gilpin Avenue, Wilmington DE 19806


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