Mary Irene Vallimont , 71
of Clearfield passed away on Sunday, September 23, 2012 at the Duke Medical Center, Durham, NC after a short illness.
She was born on January 9, 1941 a daughter of the late Aloysius 'Ollie' and Lucy (Renoe) Vallimont, formerly of Clearfield.
Mary Graduated from St. Francis High School, Clearfield going on to receive a Bachelors degree in teaching from Villa Marie College in Erie. She taught school for several years prior to moving to Rochester, NY. While in NY, she was employed as a computer specialist for Eastman Kodak, retiring in 1997 after 25 years of service.
Mary loved nature and animals and filled her home and garden with beautiful flowers, sharing generously with everyone. She enjoyed walking her Britney Spaniels through wooded parks and nature trails. Mary considered her greatest accomplishment the many years she spent compiling an extensive family history complete with pictures and legal documents dating back to the 12th century. She wanted to pass on to her children (nieces and nephews) an historical foundation for their lives and generations to come.
Mary will be missed by her two brothers, Louis Vallimont of NJ and John Vallimont of VA; her three sisters, Helen Hay of Bermuda, Anne Loeilo of Clearfield and Clare Kellet of North Carolina; fifteen nieces and nephews and twelve great nieces and nephews.
Mass of Christian burial will be said at the St. Mary Catholic Church, Frenchville on Saturday at 10:00 am with Rev. David A. Perry Jr. as celebrant. Interment will follow in the Saint Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Frenchville.
Friends will be received at the church on Saturday from 9 - 10 am.
The Kevin A. Beardsley Funeral Home, Clearfield is in charge of arrangements.
To sign the on-line guestbook go to www.beardsleyfuneralhome.com.