Doylestown, PA — Mary P. (Raynes) Stenberg, 91, formerly of Gwynedd Valley and Abington, entered Heaven’s Gate on Monday, November 18, 2013. Mary was the loving wife of the late Nyyrikki K. Stenberg, who died on January 5, 2000. They were married for 52 years.
Mary was born on March 17, 1922, in St. Johns, Newfoundland, and was the daughter of the late Henry R. and Susan G. (George) Raynes. Mary grew up in Salem, Mass., the oldest of seven children. She was a graduate of Salem High School, Class of 1942, and moved to the Philadelphia area upon her marriage. She enjoyed returning home for many of her class reunions and reuniting with her many friends. She had also once worked in the office of F.W. Woolworth for several years before her marriage.
Mary was an active member of the community, volunteering for many organizations, including, Cub Scout and Girl Scout leader, Jenkintown Day Nursery School Board and the Fox Chase Cancer Center Women’s Board. Mary was an avid golfer, a longtime member of LuLu Country Club, Manufacturers Country Club and Innisbrook Golf Resort in Florida.
Mary is survived by her three children, Richard M. Stenberg and his wife, Ann, of Norfolk, Va., Jon C. Stenberg and his wife, Donnetta, of Buckingham, Pa., and Rebecca J. Fisher and her husband, John, of Buckingham; her brother, William George Raynes and his wife, Laura, of Salem; her sister, Joan (Raynes) Gilligan and her husband, Charles, of Beverly; and many nieces and nephews. Mary is also survived by her four loving grandchildren, Jeremiah E. Stenberg, Elizabeth A. Fisher, Matthew F. Stenberg, and John M. Fisher. The greatest joys of Mary’s life were her four grandchildren, whom lovingly called her “Naniah.” In addition to her parents and husband, Mary was predeceased by her brothers, Robert W. Raynes and Henry R. Raynes; and sisters, Carol (Raynes) Marler and Sally (Raynes) Dzikiewicz.
ARRANGEMENTS: A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 14, at St. Peter Episcopal Church, 24 St. Peter St., Salem, at 1 p.m. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Abington Health Hospice, 2510 Maryland Rd., Suite 250, Willow Grove, PA 19090.