Mary Clark passed away at home in the early morning of September 11th from complications of advanced breast cancer. Her loving sister and son, Joe, were at her bedside. Mary never gave up hope even until the last day. She engaged in life with her beloved friends and family, helping others and making this world a much better place. Her favorite activity was to shape and create a sanctuary in her lovely garden which she continued until the last week. Mary’s life was devoted to the service of others. Her spirituality shone through in her compassion and love of people and animals. She was always there for her friends and even for complete strangers. On her last day, she was concerned about how others in her life were doing. She has left behind a huge void for the Gainesville community.
Mary is preceded in death by her parents Joseph and Elizabeth Clark, and her husband Pete Leshane.
Her survivors include her son Joseph Leshane, her two sisters Carolyn Clark and Patricia Gorda, and many friends. She will be greatly missed by all who loved her.
Mary’s family would like to say a big ‘Thank you’ for the love and the support given during this challenging time.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday September 24th at 1 pm at the United Church of Gainesville 1624 NW 5th Ave. Gainesville, FL 32603. 352-378-3500. In lieu of flowers, donations to the church or to Saint Francis House are welcome.
A Poem In Honor of Mary
What can we say about a light like Mary ?
She was to all of us a friend