Mary Annette Plumley

December 5, 1959 - February 18, 2021 Kennett Square, PA | Age 61 Loving Mother, Grandmother, Sister, Aunt and Friend.

MARY ANNETTE PLUMLEY, age 61, of Kennett Square, PA, passed away on Thursday, February 18, 2021, at the Chester County Hospital.

Born in Islip, NY, she was the daughter of the late Samuel McBride and the late Marilyn Bayer McBride.

She was the Office Manager at Pesce Lab Sales in Kennett Square for the past 22 years.

Mary was a very active member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Kennett Square, where she served on the Hospitality Committee, taught as a CCD educator for 20+ years, and attended countless wedding rehearsals. She was a seasonal volunteer at Kennett Area Community Services and many other organizations.

She actively engaged in various roles for 20+ years at Boy Scout troop 24.

She enjoyed going camping with her family, hiking, the ocean, and found joy in service and family.

She is survived by two sons, Chris Plumley (grandpuppy Cody) of Kennett Square, PA and Mark Plumley (Ja’Net and Grandson Tyler) of Kennett Square, PA; two brothers, Andrew McBride (Jennifer) of Landenberg, PA and Matthew McBride (Beth) of Fredericksburg, VA; two sisters, Christine Hojnacki (Steve) of Downingtown, PA and Jean Basilio (Joseph – Deceased) of Oxford, PA; much loved nieces and nephews Greg (Angela), Kelly (Mike), Kurt (Lindsay),Lisa (David),Matthew, Ryan, Luke, and Kate, and great niece Violet and great nephews Tristan and Weston and countless honorary children

You are invited to visit with her family from 6:00 to 8:00 on Thursday evening, February 25, 2021 and again from 9:30 to 10:30 on Friday morning February 26, 2021 at the Kuzo Funeral Home, 250 West State Street, Kennett Square, PA. Her Funeral Mass will follow at 11:00 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 212 Meredith Street, Kennett Square, PA. Burial will in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, North Union Street, Kennett Square, PA.
Please wear face masks and practice Social Distancing

In lieu of flowers, a contribution may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1818 Market Street, Suite 2820, Philadelphia, PA 19103

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Memorial Donations

American Cancer Society

1818 Market Street
Suite 2820
Philadelphia, PA 19103



February 25, 2021 6:00-8:00 Kuzo Funeral Home
250 West State Street
Kennett Square, PA


February 26, 2021 9:30-10:30 Kuzo Funeral Home
250 West State Street
Kennett Square, PA

Mass of Christian Burial

February 26, 2021 11:00 St. Patrick Catholic Church,
212 Meredith Street,
Kennett Square, PA


February 26, 2021 St. Patrick’s Cemetery
North Union Street
Kennett Square, PA.


  1. When my daughter (now 32) was in CCD she said, “Mrs. Plumley is a CCD angel”. How sad for us that God saw fit to call back His angel. I’m sure she’s going straight to heaven. He has big plans for her!

    Helen Sax | March 3, 2021 at 3:29 PM
  2. Mary was so giving of herself and her time whether it was Lang PTA events, Boy Scouts, Religious Education or her many other ways to contribute her time to the St Pat’s Parish. Mary, you will be surely missed. We are so sorry for Chris, Mark & family; our prayers are with you. Laura & Joe Finn

    Laura Finn | February 26, 2021 at 12:21 PM
  3. Dear Mark, Chris and Family,
    Mary will be so missed by our entire community, and we will miss her especially at Boy Scouts Troop 24. Mary was so generous with her time and love for others and love of service. She was the scout law – trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent. She was full of love and will be missed greatly. Please accept our deepest sympathies – The Kohl Family

    Steve, Dawn, Brennen & Hayden Kohl | February 25, 2021 at 6:03 PM
  4. Dear Family – I’m so very sorry for your loss. I’ve know Mary for 25+ years. She cared for my son Nicholas (who is now 30 yo) and was the BEST babysitter ever! I would often pull up to pick up Nicholas and find him and Mary sitting on a blanket, outside under a tree, reading books, doing crafts or just playing and enjoying the sunshine. Mary was a good listener, kind, patient and very giving of herself. Rest easy beautiful soul. Love Lisa, Ricky and Nicholas Trautman

    Lisa Trautman | February 25, 2021 at 9:52 AM
  5. Dear Mark, Chris and Family, I got to know Mary through St Patrick Church prep. Often saw her at the 7:30am mass , when my daughter altar serviced. She always had such kind words to say about my children. She will be missed. So sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers.

    Kathy Thorley | February 25, 2021 at 7:25 AM
  6. Dear Family,
    I only knew Mary for a very short time. During this time of knowing her I learned she had the biggest caring heart a person can have. Her heart was full of love for God, her family and friends. She had the gift of service and it showed in the many ways she helped others. To me she gave her gift of friendship and her faith. She shared her faith and belief in God and the joy of living a life filled with His Spirit. Although I never met her in person I learned from her and was inspired by her. Your family is in my prayers. Brenda Cook

    Brenda Cook | February 24, 2021 at 11:37 AM
  7. Jean, Very sorry hearing of your sister passing. Please accept our deepest sympathy.

    Michael Conner | February 24, 2021 at 9:54 AM
  8. We first met Mary when we moved to the area and Chris was in the St Patrick parish CCD class we taught. How blessed we’ve been to have had her in our lives since then! She was an angel on earth, always giving of herself selflessly to others. And now, she’s in the heavenly presence of God enveloped in total happiness. Until we meet up with you again, Mary, you will be truly missed.

    Susan and Joe Casavant | February 24, 2021 at 9:15 AM
  9. Mary was a very nice person to work with when working for. Pesce. Lab Sales. She was always very helpful when I shared information to customers about the permeation test cell sold by Peace Labs. I will miss her friendly response when I call Rich Pesce. May God bless her and her family on her new journey.

    Norm Henry

    Norman Henry | February 24, 2021 at 8:56 AM
  10. Mark and Christopher,
    I met your mom when she was a most sought after parent volunteer at MDL. She was a wonderful volunteer who was there to help the students, the staff and the school. Then my family had the pleasure of being part of the Kennett Boy Scout Troop 24. Mary was an important part of everything they did. The best was seeing her every year at Father/son family night. Oh the laughter we shared is unforgetable. The KHS After Prom was one more committee that Mary invested in with her time. That was lots of work, but we had plenty of fun. Your mom was always there with a kind and thoughtful helping hand. You are so fortunate to have had someone so special as you mom. I met her as a parent volunteer but she became a dear friend. My family sends you our deepest sympathy for your tremendous loss. She will be greatly missed but always remembered.

    Jackie Smith | February 23, 2021 at 5:56 PM
  11. Mary will be missed thoroughly in all aspects of parish life at St. Patrick’s Church. She would pray the Rosary with us at Children’s Rosary and will always have a presence at St. Patrick’s PREP. I will miss her very much, but believe that such a self giving soul such a Mary’s is now beholding the Beatific Vision. May God bless our dear Mary, a true and faithful servant of the Lord.

    Patty Brady | February 23, 2021 at 11:05 AM
  12. Dear Mark and Chris,
    I am so sad to hear about your mother’s death. She was a very dedicated, loving, responsible mother. She wanted the very best for both of you. I enjoyed having her as a frequent visitor to Mary D. Lang when I had you in fifth grade. She was strong and determined. You are very blessed to have had such a remarkable mother.Please accept my sincerest condolences.
    Sharon McMahon Journey

    SharonJourney | February 23, 2021 at 10:45 AM
  13. Dear Andy, Jen & Chris,
    I had the pleasure of knowing Mary in high school. She was a nice & caring person. Mary definitely had an impact on so many people & touched a lot of lives. I will miss seeing her in Giant on Sunday mornings. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Heaven gained a beautiful angel. Rest in eternal peace Mary.

    Pam Cox Brittingham | February 22, 2021 at 7:24 PM
  14. Jeannie, We are thinking of you at this sad time and hope you are doing well.
    The Conner Family

    Conner | February 22, 2021 at 1:52 PM
  15. So very sorry for your loss Chris and Mark. Your mother was a beautiful and kind soul. Stay strong in these dark times. You have many that care and love you all.

    Samantha Gelsinger | February 22, 2021 at 12:58 PM
  16. Chris and Mark, this is the saddest news ever. Your mother meant so much to Andrew and me. She was the kindest, most generous person I’ve truly ever known. She supported me in so many ways as I was struggling through being a single parent with sometimes very irregular work hours. She was like a 2nd Mom to Andrew (and you two were like his brothers). She’s also the reason he was able to cross over from being a Cub Scout into becoming a Boy Scout as she continually encouraged and helped him in earning badges. I cannot adequately express the gratitude I have for ALL of that. I just wish I could express it directly to her now. She was such a loving and special person – I am SO fortunate to have known her. My deepest sympathy to you and all of her family.

    Betsy Benner | February 22, 2021 at 12:13 PM
  17. Mary was my sister and her loss is a terrible blow. I loved her dearly. As adolescents, we had nicknames for each other. I used to call her “Giant”, because she was always taller than me, even though I was older. I came to realize that it was her heart that was giant. Many things she did remain unknown, true acts of kindness and mercy. After the loss of my husband, with great compassion she was there to help, and provide comfort and whatever assistance I needed, spoken and unspoken. She would give me rides and wait patiently in the car as I spent time visiting his grave. She would shuttle me so I could take care of errands and helped in countless ways, even while struggling with terrible knee pain. She would never take a penny for all the gas she used or the time she lost. Most recently, she visited me on my birthday and brought me flowers because she knew I was alone and said “it was what Joe would have wanted.” She spoke to me tenderly last fall just after her diagnosis and expressed her disappointment because she was planning to help me knowing it was the first year since losing Joe and so close to our wedding anniversary, but instead she got a cancer diagnosis. Despite her own difficulties, she showed concern and compassion for me. She would call just to talk so I wouldn’t be lonely, which meant a great deal to me. My life is better for having her in it; I will be sad without her presence but I know she is an angel in heaven now. Rest in Peace Mary, until we see each other again.

    Jeannie Basilio | February 22, 2021 at 8:18 AM
  18. Our heartfelt and sincere condolences to the Plumley’s family. May she Rest In Peace.

    Dzung Ho | February 22, 2021 at 8:08 AM
  19. RIP Mary. You always had a smile and a very caring heart. I haven’t seen you since graduating, but remember how you were always so happy.

    Rosalind Jane Hedrick Jenkins | February 22, 2021 at 7:51 AM
  20. My heartfelt condolences to the Plumley family. She will be missed. RIP Mrs. Plumley.

    Valerie peck | February 21, 2021 at 11:07 PM
  21. I remember her from good ole Wawa in kennett when I used to work there years ago! She was always so kind to me!!! Sorry for everyone’s loss!!! Prayers to all! Molly Miller

    Molly | February 21, 2021 at 10:23 PM
  22. My sincere condolences to the Plumley and McBride families. I meant Mary through my Mom, Marlene McDonough. She was just a kind soul. My Mom loved her dearly and so very sad when I told her she is in God’ hands now. On Sunday’s when the ladies would have coffee and donuts after mass I would bring my Mom to volunteer and Mary would always say to me “go, do what you need to, I got her, I love your Mom like she’s mine❤️ She will be dearly missed by many. Hold her memory tight and may thoughts of her bring you smiles. God bless. RIP sweet Mary.

    Eileen Taylor | February 21, 2021 at 10:03 PM
  23. To Chris, Mark, family and friends. I am so sorry for your loss. Mary will always be remembered by me for her humor, smile and twinkle in her eye. She worked tirelessly to help anyone and everyone. Mary had a heart of gold and unwavering faith. I treasure my memories as I know you do. She will always be a part of our hearts and the heart of St. Patrick.
    You are in my prayers.
    Rose Hearn
    Friend from St. Patrick Church

    Rose Hearn | February 21, 2021 at 9:36 PM
  24. Mary was my next-door neighbor since I moved in next door to her in early 2016. She was a perfectly lovely human being, and obviously very well-known and very, very well-loved here in Kennett. My relatively few interactions with her over these few short years, most recently now just a couple months ago, were always perfectly lovely and super friendly. I’m really glad now that I was able to meet her and have the few lovely interactions with her I was blessed to have.

    David R. Baker | February 21, 2021 at 9:31 PM
  25. Chris and Mark, your mom is a great loss. She was a very special lady and a true Angel. We taught CCD for several years together, she was 1st grade and I was 2nd grade, our rooms were side by side. We are so very sorry for your loss. We send our deepest condolences to both of you. May God bless you both during this time of sorrow. You are both in our thoughts and prayers. ❤️🙏

    Theresa & Tom Roberts | February 21, 2021 at 8:59 PM
  26. Mark and Chris, this is your Aunt Kathy in North Carolina. My heart and prayers are with you and all the family for love and peaceful healing during your time of need to give you strength. Mary was a special woman. The first memory that sticks to me is her love of animals, she would rescue them even off the side of the road to try saving their life. I’m so sorry for your loss. Love from Kathy Plumley (Vattilana)

    Kathy Plumley | February 21, 2021 at 8:41 PM
  27. And God brought home another angel. Thoughts and prayers for comfort for her family. With love, Alys Fenstermacher Vattilana

    Alys Vattilana | February 21, 2021 at 7:19 PM
  28. Mary was a great friend in high school. She was always kind and had great compassion. She will be greatly missed by friends, family, and the community. My sincere in peace, Mary~

    Cathy Ash | February 21, 2021 at 7:15 PM
  29. Mary was one of my oldest and dearest friends. We didn’t often see each other, but when we did the years just melted away. May she RIP and may her memory be a blessing. My deepest condolences to her family.

    Anne Grimes | February 21, 2021 at 6:37 PM
  30. Mary was the picture of selflessness, kindness and humility. I am grateful to have known her and am so very sorry for her family’s loss.

    Sharon Richards | February 21, 2021 at 6:26 PM
  31. Mary was my high school classmate… she was a kind , sweet , caring beautiful girl.. she was also my friend. The works is saddened by losing this loved girl…. shine bright.. you’re now our Angel.🙏♥️🙏

    Cindy Caputo Boyd | February 21, 2021 at 6:05 PM
  32. Mary has been my dearest friend for 47 years, as the mother of our two amazing boys, Mark and Chris. I could never put into words the amazing woman and mother that she was; much less talk about what she meant to the entire family and her community. My memories are many, that I will hold in my heart forever. Mary was one of the strongest women I ever have known. I Love you Mary, for ever. My heart is broken.

    Shane Plumley | February 21, 2021 at 5:27 PM
  33. Mark, Chris and the entire McBride and Plumley family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of loss. Mary was one of the best friend and neighbor you could ever ask for. I surely will miss those calls from across the street or on the phone. “ Hello neighbor it’s Mary”. Even when she was not up to talking she would send a text to let me know how she was. She will be missed by anyone that knew her. Rest easy my friend.

    Roxana & Jeff Singer

    Roxana Singer | February 21, 2021 at 4:26 PM
  34. My most sincerest thoughts and prayers to Chris and Mark and family. I have the most fondest memories of Mary and Troop 24 during the time that Chris and PJ were active scounts and the pride we both had when the guys received their Eagle Scout Designations. RIP Mary. You will be so missed!

    Kris McLaughlin | February 21, 2021 at 3:19 PM
  35. We remember Mary from when our son Luis went to ccd, at saint Patrick church. She was always smiling and friendly everytime we met anywhere,she always ask about Luis. , She will be greatly miss. R. I. P. MARY.

    Antonio, Susana Flores | February 21, 2021 at 2:13 PM
  36. Mary was the sweetest, most caring, and loving person! I feel blessed to have known her. I will miss her dearly.
    I’m so sorry for your loss.
    You’re in my prayers.
    In deep sympathy,
    Linda Freehart

    Linda Freehart | February 21, 2021 at 11:11 AM
  37. Dear Chris and Mark, I got to know your mother from you attending Mary D. Lang. She was such a generous person always volunteering at school, the boys scouts and St. Patrick Church. I saw her not long ago and she still had great spirits. I will miss seeing her around town. Please accept my deepest sympathy. Elaine Fiore.

    Elaine Fiore | February 21, 2021 at 9:17 AM

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