RITCEY, Mary Elizabeth


Age 93, of Bridgewater, formerly of New Germany. Passed away on August 22, 2023, in Ryan Hall Nursing Home, Bridgewater. She was the daughter of the late Ira and N. Grace (Ernst) MacKay.

Mary was a member of the New Horizons Seniors Club. She also enjoyed snowmobiling, motorcycling, picking berries, knitting, parades, watching planes up at the lake and watching the deer behind her house.

Mary is survived by her sister, Helen Ernst; as well as seven nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Ronald Ritcey; sister Arlene Seamone, and brother-in-law, Ronald Seamone.

A public graveside memorial service for Mary was held Monday, August 28, 2023, in Epworth United Church Cemetery, beginning at 2 p.m., with Rev. Catherine Robar officiating the interment.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Mary may be made to the VON.

Arrangements entrusted to Sweeny’s Funeral Home, New Germany, where online messages of condolence may be made by visiting www.sweenysfuneralhome.com.

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