Mary Elizabeth Goodling
October 28, 1949 – August 1, 2019
Mary E (Kelly) Goodling, age 69 of Harrisburg, passed away 8/1/19 after a courageous battle with metastasized breast cancer. She was born in Shamokin on 10/28/49. She is predeceased by her father, Daniel E Kelly. Mary retired from The Hershey Company, where she worked in production. Throughout her life, she enjoyed volunteering and always doing for others. Favorite past times were playing bingo and going on bus trips with family and friends. Mary is survived by her devoted daughter, Danielle Goodling; her mother, Theresa Kelly; 6 siblings: Louise Kirby/Ron, Dan Kelly/Brenda, Kathy Ferree/Terry, George Kelly/Barb, Carol Newton, and Sue Danella/Craig; 11 nieces and nephews; additional relatives; and friends. Services will be held at Holy Name of Jesus Church (6150 Allentown Blvd, Harrisburg, PA) on Friday, 8/9/19: Viewing at 10 AM followed by Mass at 11 AM. Burial at Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, for those who wish to make a donation in Mary’s memory, we ask that you consider the Humane Society of Harrisburg Area, Inc., 7790 Grayson Rd., Harrisburg, PA 17111.
- Danielle Goodling, Daughter
- Theresa Kelly, Mother
- Louise Kirby & Ron, Sister
- Dan Kelly & Brenda, Brother
- Kathy Ferree & Terry, Sister
- George Kelly & Barb, Brother
- Carol Newton, Sister
- Sue Danella & Craig, Sister
- Mary is also survived by 11 nieces & nephews, additional relatives, and many friends.
Humane Society of Harrisburg
7790 Grayson Road, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17111
- Viewing Friday, August 9, 2019
- Mass of Christian Burial Friday, August 9, 2019
- Burial Friday, August 9, 2019
Mary Elizabeth Goodling
August 5, 2019
"Those we love do not go away,
They walk beside us everyday,
Still loved,Still missed and very DEAR!!"
With deepest sympathy to you Danielle and yourextended family.. I will never forget the wonderful time in California in 1992 with your beautiful,funny and loving mother, Mary was the best!!💐💚🥀💞
August 3, 2019
During the late 70s I left Los Angeles California for hiatus from the music industry. I returned to my hometown of Harrisburg Pa. where I was introduced by a dear friend to Mary. We instantly connected and I eventually became one of her 'roomies' while she lived in a beautiful country house owned by her mother. During that entire time of our very early stage of young adulthood as we room mated we enjoyed the time of our lives by simply just hanging out and having long conversations or best example being included as a guest when Mary hosted her weekend parties wherein she offered her guests her home made cooked lasagna...My heart offers up prayers of condolences to Mary Kelly's daughter, mother, and other members of her family. My compassion runs deep in memory of Mary for I too am living as well as I possibly can with cancer. I love you Mary and I will pray for you tonite and in the future too now that you have transitioned and your soul rests on the other side of the veil. Lovingly, Helen.
August 1, 2019
Mary I’m so glad you are finally at peace and without pain. All of your life you were a living example of what people should be. You were the kindest, funniest and most generous person I know. You were the best of all of us. You will be missed my friend. Love Toni