Mary Bedell

Died: Aug. 9, 2011

Mary (Johns) Bedell, 89, of New Castle, PA, formerly of Newington, beloved wife for over thirty-five years of the late Harlan J. Bedell died Tuesday, August 9, 2011 in New Castle. Mary was born in Scranton, PA, a daughter of the late Thomas and Theresa (Mayer) Johns and resided in Newington for 43 years before moving to New Castle in 1992. She was a member of Holy Spirit Church in Newington and was the assistant manager for over twenty years at the C.C.S.U. Bookstore. Mary is survived by her daughters Roberta Erikson and her husband Ronald, of Goshen, and Wendy Pentalow and her husband Timothy, of Newington, her six cherished grandchildren Harlan Bedell, of New Britain, Thomas Bedell, of Plainville, Carrie Taylor, of Torrington, Cristina Ripley, of Newington, Kayla Erikson, and Kirsten Erikson, both of Goshen, her sisters Marjorie Rosencrance, and Grace Deily, both of Scranton, and her sister-in-law Barbara Thomas of Delaware. She also leaves her great- granddaughter, Shayna Bedell and several nieces and nephews. Mary was predeceased by her dear son Harlan T. Bedell. Mary’s funeral service will be held Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at Newington Memorial Funeral Home, 20 Bonair Ave., Newington,CT. Friends may call prior to the service from 10:00 to 11:30. a.m. To share a memory with Mary’s family please visit us at

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