Brown-Wynne Funeral Home

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Mary Catherine Tiffany

January 16, 1931January 4, 2020

Mary Catherine Clark Tiffany, 88, of Raleigh, NC passed away peacefully on January 4, 2020. Mary was born on January 16, 1931 to Charles and Rita Clark in Binghamton, NY. Mary married Douglas Tiffany on May 25, 1957.

Mary graduated from St. Joseph School of Nursing and began her career as a Registered Nurse. She began working for a surgeon while in Binghamton, NY. Once she and Doug moved to Raleigh she began work at Wake Memorial Hospital, known today as WakeMed, and continued there until her retirement.

Mary is survived by her 5 sons: Bruce Tiffany of Benson, NC; Gary Tiffany of Wake Forest, NC; Brian Tiffany (Laura) of Greenville, SC; Dale Tiffany (Sarah) of Raleigh, NC; and David Tiffany (Gail) of Clayton, NC. Eleven grandchildren: April Tiffany Perry (Adam), Michelle Tiffany, Will Tiffany, Miranda Tiffany, Jack Tiffany, Ellen Tiffany, LeeAnn Tiffany, Ben Tiffany, Caleb Tiffany (Morgan), Kaitlyn Tiffany and Cullen Tiffany. 2 greatgrandchildren: Jayden Barada and Ashlyn Perry. She is also survived by a sister Rita Dexheimer of Washington IL and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased in death by her husband Doug, a sister Betty Clark and her best friend Ruth Relos.

A graveside service will be held at 2pm on Friday January 10, 2020 at Raleigh Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made online to COPDFoundation.org/donate or to COPD Foundation, Attn Development, 3300 Ponce de Leon Blvd, Miami FL 33134 or to a charity of ones choice.


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Kelly Martin

January 10, 2020

I had the wonderful privilege of meeting Mary through her son Bruce being my neighbor for 20 years. She was a kind and spirited lady. Seeing and meeting all of her sons at dinners and other events over the years has showed the dedication and pride of her life which was her 5 sons and her family. She will truly be missed! My prayers are with you all as you mourn her passing. May God give you peace and comfort at this time.

Kuniki Tabb

January 10, 2020

I did not know Mrs. Mary Catherine directly. However, could see the impact of the life she lived through her son, Dale. He is one of the nicest, most giving people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. And for that, I wanted to take the time to honor her. May God bless her soul and allow her to take her heavenly rest. I pray that the family is able to find peace during this time of grieving and take comfort in the memories that will live on.

Scott and Robbie Brady King

January 8, 2020

We were so happy and blessed to have met Mary. It was only a couple occasions, but we certainly are thankful. She certainly put up a good fight at the end, a strong spirited lady!
May you rest in peace and be with your loved ones in spirit always.
Our sincere condolences,
Scott and Robbie

Clifton James

January 8, 2020

Unfortunately I do not have a personal memory to share but simply wanted to offer my condolences for what seemed to be the life of an amazing woman who leaves a tremendous legacy through the lives that she touched. I was touched by her as I used to work with her son Dale, and my prayers for peace and comfort are with you as a family at this time and through times ahead.

Leslie Heasler

January 8, 2020

I remember meeting Mary on a trip to see Janice and her sharing how she had sent Bruce over to help Janice with a hole in her roof after a hurricane...a little matchmaker on the side. So sorry to her of your loss. Love and Prayers Leslie Heasler