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March 17, 2013

Mary Preston

Mary Preston, 94, of Fairhope, Pa., went to be with her Lord Friday (March 15, 2013) at In Touch Hospice House, Somerset, Pa.

Born Dec. 25, 1918, in Fairmont, she is the daughter of the late Vincent and Catherine (Perry) Bolitta.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Frank Preston; step-son, Frankie Preston; grandson, Chris Gattian; and these brothers and sisters, John Bolitta and his wife Rose, Joe Bolitta, Tony Bolitta, Sam Bolitta, Louie Bolitta and his wife JoAnn, Tresa Fabiano, Rose Rosinski and husband Joe, and two brothers, Don and Lou, who died at an early age.

She is survived by her daughter, Linda Gattian of Fairhope, Pa.

There will be no viewing or visitation. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 433 W. Church St., Somerset, Pa., with Father Daniel O’Neill celebrant. Committal in Somerset County Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 433 W. Church St., Somerset, PA 15501 or In Touch Hospice House, P.O. Box 1173, Somerset, PA 15501.

Arrangements under the direction of the Robert H. Halverson Funeral Home, Somerset, Pa. Condolences may be made at

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