WILMINGTON — Mary E. Levick,76, was born Nov. 1, 1940, in Roslyn, N.Y., to Joseph and Anne Lynch. She died Sunday, March 5, 2017.
The second child, Mary shared many sweet memories with her brother, Joe Lynch, and sisters, JoAnn Krumpter and Patricia Glidden. As they each married and started families, all the siblings moved to Huntington Station, N.Y., where they instilled their love for family in their own children.
Growing up, Mary played basketball and was a dedicated Girl Scout. She moved to North Carolina in 2013 to be closer to her daughter and grandchildren.
She was a loving and supportive mother to her daughter, Suzanne Meyer. There wasn’t a day in Suzanne’s life when Mary didn’t tell her that she loved her or she was proud of her. Her greatest joy was her grandchildren, Thomas Meyer II, Courtney Meyer and Cearra Meyer. They were the main focus of her love and attention.
Mary is survived by her older sister, Patricia Glidden, who was always in her thoughts and prayers. They may have bickered over the most ridiculous things, but there was no question how much Mary loved her sister and missed her. She is also survived by a multitudes of nieces and nephews, whom she loved for each of their unique quirks and qualities.
Mary was loved by and loved so many. She never met a stranger and loved to talk to anyone, even in line in the supermarket (much to her daughter’s embarrassment). She was dedicated to her job in the Religious Education office at St. Hugh of Lincoln in Huntington, N.Y., for 30-plus years, and, through this job, she met some of her closest friends. Mary’s tribe was made up of the most supportive, kind and loving people. She knew how blessed she was to have the most amazing friends.
Mary loved the Yankees, wearing the color red, sending cards with confetti in them, coloring, watching “Blue Bloods” and “General Hospital,” making wreaths, updating her sh** list, sharing anything she had, eating at IHOP, collecting anything cow related, wearing red lipstick, using Sweet ‘n’ Low, shopping at the dollar store, eating Entenmann’s coffee cake on a paper-towel, making breakfast for dinner, drinking Sprite, watching Hallmark movies that made her cry, spoiling every dog she met and secretly loving cats.
She was quick to laugh, and her beautiful smile and twinkling hazel eyes endeared her to many. She loved asking personal questions and was very interested in the answers. She was Catholic, but believed in karma and often reminded those around her that “what goes around comes around.” She thrived on giving gifts and receiving nothing more than a smile in return. She also believed that there was nothing that a little Aspercreme and Tylenol couldn’t fix.
Mary will be missed by all who were lucky enough to have known her.
Mary’s viewing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 10, at St. Andrew’s Mortuary, 1617 Market St., Wilmington. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 11, at St. Mary’s, 412 Ann St., Wilmington.
Donations in her name may be made to The Lupus Foundation at Attention: Tribute Suzanne Meyer/Mary Levick, 2121 K St. NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20037.
Any correspondence may be sent to Suzanne Meyer at 17 Mercer Ave., Wilmington, NC 28403.