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Mary Lou Work

November 29, 1924 — July 19, 2020


Mary Lou (Gilfoy) Burdick Work , 95, of Greensburg, died Sunday, July 19, 2020.  She was born November 29, 1924, in Lyford, Indiana, a daughter of the late Raymond and Bonnie Dunn Gilfoy.  Mary Lou was retired from Mellon Bank, Greensburg.  She was a graduate of Clinton High School in Clinton, IN (1943), Indiana State Teachers College and Lasalle University, where she received a degree in Interior Design.  She was a member of the Eastern Star Chapter #254, Jobe's Daughter’s Bethel #5 and was a past honored queen, DAR, Kappa Kappa Api Sorority and the Delta Theta Sorority.  She had also volunteered for twenty years at Westmoreland Regional Hospital, was a member of the Westmoreland Symphony Association and was a Deacon at the First Presbyterian Church in Greensburg.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Joseph Burdick; her second husband, Harvey Work in 1995 and her brother, Jack Gilfoy.  She is survived by her three children, Joseph Burdick (Debbie) of Rockville, IN, Bonnie 'Jane' Hisker (Jim) and Debbie Waldron (Keith), all of Greensburg and four grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, several great great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins whom she all loved dearly.  Viewing and services will be private.  Interment will be in Westmoreland County Memorial Park, Greensburg.  The family would like to thank Dr. Edward Johnson and the staff of Excela Hospice for their compassionate care during Mary Lou's illness and ask in remembrance of their Mom, to let us not forget to be kind.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to First Presbyterian Church 300 South Main St., Greensburg,     15601.  Mary Lou’s family has entrusted her care to the Pantalone Funeral Home, Inc., Greensburg.  To share your memories and photos, offer your condolences, or for directions, please visit us at Natale N. Pantalone, Supervisor.

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