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Mary T. Shields

October 22, 1924 ~ January 19, 2024 (age 99) 99 Years Old

Mary Shields Obituary

Mary T. Shields, 99 of Hershey Mills, West Chester, PA passed away Friday January 19, 2024 at her home.

Born October 22, 1924 in Woodlyn, PA she was the daughter of the late Jeremiah Shields and the late Anna Ward Shields.

Mary grew up in Woodlyn, Pa and graduated from Notre Dame High School, Moylan, PA.

She worked at Baldwin Locomotive, Eddystone, PA for many years prior to her working at INA Corporation.  She worked as the Chairman's Administrative Assistant for INA Corporation/CIGNA for over 30 years in Philadelphia and New York City.  She was instrumental in assisting the CEO of INA during the merger with Connecticut General to form CIGNA.

Mary was a parishioner of SS. Peter & Paul Church and a longtime volunteer at the parish office.

She enjoyed traveling with her sister Alice especially their trips to Ireland to visit family.

She is survived by her sister, Alice V. Shields, sister-in-law, Joy Shields, nephews Kevin (Rose), John (Reenie), niece Maureen, several great nieces and great nephews.

She was preceded in death by her brother John Shields, Sr.

Relatives and friends are invited to her visitation on Wednesday, January 31, 2024 from 9:30 am - 10:15 am at SS. Peter & Paul Church 1325 Boot Rd. West Chester, PA 19380, followed by her Funeral Mass at 10:30 am. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Saints Peter and Paul parish, 1325 Boot Rd, West Chester, PA 19380.

Arrangements by DellaVecchia, Reilly, Smith & Boyd Funeral Home, Inc. of West Chester, PA 610-696-1181; www.DellaFH.com

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January 31, 2024

9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
SS. Peter & Paul Church
1325 Boot Rd.
West Chester, PA 19380

Funeral Mass
January 31, 2024

10:30 AM
SS. Peter & Paul Church
1325 Boot Rd.
West Chester, PA 19380

Interment will be Private


SS. Peter & Paul Church
1325 East Boot Road, West Chester PA 19380
Tel: 1-610-692-2216


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