Mary Lusso Fertich, Auburn, passed away Tuesday, peacefully, at Seton Manor, Orwigsburg.
Mary was born in Fultonville, N.Y., April 2, 1941, a daughter of the late Leon and Mabel Penner Lusso.
She was the wife of the late Larry Fertich.
She was a graduate of the Fonda-Fultonville Central School District. She attended State University of New York at Oneonta. She earned her master's degree in home economics.
She worked as a home economics teacher.
Mary was preceded in death by a sister, Joan Quick; a brother, Norman Lusso; her mother-in-law, Dorothy Fertich.
Mary was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Summer Hill, Auburn.
Mary is survived by a daughter, Elizabeth, wife of Christopher Baugh, Silver Spring, Md.; a son, William Fertich, Lake Wynonah. She is also survived by grandchildren, Maxwell Baugh, Jordan Baugh and Tyler Baugh; brothers-in-law, Dale Fertich and his wife, Charlotte, and Paul Fertich and his wife, Kay; sister-in-law, Pauline Shirk.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Summer Hill, Auburn, with Pastor Kenneth McDowell officiating. Interment will follow at Citizens Cemetery, Ashland. A visitation will be held 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul's United Church of Christ. Memorial contributions may be made to Hillside SPCA, P.O. Box 233, Pottsville, PA 17901, or St. Paul's United Church of Christ Memorial Fund, 1235 Summer Hill Road, Auburn, PA 17922.