You rest, you rust. Mary Ann was always a gal on the go with her hands in a little of everything. She spent most of her life filling the world with music: Mary Ann was a music teacher in East Greenwich and the founder and director of the Bethesda Bell Ringers. “OK, one more time” she’d tell the choir in her quest for perfection. Some said she was persistent; she maintained that she was just a Capricorn. But she didn’t limit her endeavors to bells: her infamous rapping granny video has more than a half million views. As head of the shade tree commission she knew trees were the answer. Mary Ann never lost her Wildwood roots; as fond of the beach as she was collecting parking monies. She was as much a fixture of Swedesboro as there has ever been.
The Wildwood girl would come to Swedesboro in pursuit of a teaching career, but in addition to the career she’d also meet the dashing Mike Homan. Their 66 year marriage was blessed by three daughters, Ann (Richard) Kaplan, Susan (William) Herbst and Charla (Bill) Lewis and 4 grandchildren; she is survived by her brother, James Goetsinger.
Come celebrate 89 great years Saturday 10 to noon at Daley Life Celebration Studio, Swedesboro, where there will be a noon service.