Mary Rose (Melvin) Green, 98, of Blairsville, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, at St. Andrews, in Indiana, Pa.
She was born Aug. 1, 1914, in Rossiter, the daughter of the late David and Josephine (Caretti) Melvin.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Henry and Kenneth Melvin; a sister, Rose Basile; and a son-in-law, Dennis Donahue. She is survived by her loving and devoted daughter, Mary Holly Donahue of Blairsville; and grandchildren Lorraine Donahue of Johnstown, Samuel Donahue of Mechanicsburg, Pa., and Thomas Donahue and wife Catherine of Elizabethtown, Pa. She is also survived by her great-grandchildren, Angelina and Samantha Sylvia and Camille and Andrew Donahue.
Mary also was blessed with many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Mary was a 1933 graduate of Rossiter High School and a 1936 graduate of White Plains Hospital School of Nursing, White Plains, NY.
She later continued her education at Pitt and Penn State to become a psychiatric nursing instructor.
Mary started her career as a registered nurse at White Plains Hospital, White Plains, NY. Throughout her life she loved being a nurse and caring for others.
She lived in White Plains, New York until 1952 when she moved near West Lebanon, Pa. She moved to Blairsville in 1965.
She continued her career as a psychiatric nurse at Torrance State Hospital from 1952 until retiring in 1977.
In her later years, she enjoyed gardening, baseball, solving crossword puzzles and doting on her family.
She was a longstanding member of St. Simon & Jude Catholic Church.
Mary was very devoted to her family and friends.
The family will receive friends on Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the James F. Ferguson Funeral Home, 25 W. Market St., Blairsville.
Visitation will also be held on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Church of the Resurrection Parish, 215 Second St., Rossiter. A Mass will be held at 11 a.m. at the church.
Interment will be in St. Francis Cemetery, Rossiter.