Obituary Details

Mary Hanley Searles

October 12, 1936 - August 17, 2017

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St. Luke the Evangelist R.C. Church
Date:
Saturday, August 26, 2017
Service Time:
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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Notes

Mary Searles, 80, passed away on Thursday afternoon, August 17, 2017. She was born on October 12, 1936 in Caribou, ME to Herbert & Marguerite Hanley.

Mary raised 3 kids in the suburbs of Chicago, where she simultaneously owned a hair salon and attended college - graduating with top honors and a B.A. in French in just 3 years.

After a later move to Ft. Lauderdale, FL, and upon retiring from AT&T after over 20 years of service, Mary joined Air France Airlines in order to facilitate her love of travel, especially to Paris and the South of France. She was thrilled to have been a passenger on one of the last Concorde supersonic flights to Paris.

Moving to Raleigh, NC in 2004 to be closer to her daughters, Mary got her real estate license and worked as a relief agent in new home sales for Fonville Morisey and as a Realtor with Northside Realty.

She enjoyed travel, crossword puzzles, card games, and reading. Also a big part of Mary’s life was her involvement at St. Luke the Evangelist, volunteering in the office and singing in the choir. She loved the Church and considered its members as her extended family.

Mary is survived and will be deeply missed by her children Cathy Brady (Richard), Bob Pikoulas (Linda), Connie Adams, grandson Chris Pikoulas, sister Judy Duprey (Roland), and her two nieces and their families.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the St. Luke the Evangelist building fund in memory of Mary Searles. www.stlukesraleigh.org - see "online giving"
Posted by:
Trish Blinstrub
Posted on:
September 8, 2017
Dear Cathy and family,

I was just thinking of your mom a few weeks ago.
I have such great memories of our trips to see your mom in Florida.
She was such a wonderful and entertaining hostess.

I was so thrilled she came to my wedding and each day I
look at the beautiful clock she gave us as a wedding present.

May time ease your grief.
May she dance with the angels in heaven.

My love and sympathy,
Trish
Posted by:
Trish Blinstrub
Posted on:
September 8, 2017
Lit a candle in memory of Mary Hanley Searles
Posted by:
MaryAnn Doty Rizzo
Posted on:
August 23, 2017
Mary was always interested in the family history and was supportive of efforts to recall the past. I shall miss her words and her wit.
Posted by:
Carol O Connor
Posted on:
August 22, 2017
Dear Cathy, Connie and Bob,

I am very sorry to hear about Mary's passing. I have known Mary since I was a teenager - as a teacher, boss, partner and dear friend. I am blessed to have traveled with Mary to her beloved Paris, to Venice and to Rome. I am flooded with happy memories of her delightful spirit and adorable wit. I will treasure her photo here, and these memories forever. Last night I cried because I will miss her, and then smiled, remembering some of our old stories. I send my love and support to each of you. Fondly, Carol O'Connor
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St. Luke the Evangelist R.C. Church
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Raleigh, NC 27614

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