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Mary Barrington

February 28, 1923 — October 17, 2023

Fremont

Mary Ann Barrington, 100, of Fremont, passed away in the early morning of October 17, 2023, at her home, with her family by her side. 

She was born on February 28, 1923, to the late Edward and Dora (Fedderke) Wendt in Ridgeville Corners, Ohio. After high school, Mary went on to attend the Lima Business School, receiving her degree in 1943. Following her education, she worked for The City Loan in Lima, where she met her husband, Jack. 

On February 7, 1946, she married John C. "Jack" Barrington and they shared over 45 years together before his passing in 1991. 

Mary volunteered at the St. Joseph cafeteria, as well as Fremont Memorial Hospital for many years. She enjoyed reading, solving puzzle books, and watching her grandchildren in their many sporting events. She was a devoted Cleveland Indians and St. Joseph sports fan. Mary was also a faithful member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. 

Left to cherish her memory are her children, Christine B. Kelly of Fremont, John T. Barrington of Athens, and Julie B. (Joseph) Leiby of Fremont; grandchildren, Erin (Jeff) Decker of Racine, WI; Robert (Brooke) Kelly of Powell, OH; Ashley (Chris Ludlow) Barrington of Melrose, MA; Alison (Brandon Patterson) Barrington of Salt Lake City, UT; Mary E. Leiby of Dublin, OH; John (Kristin) Leiby of Fort Collins, CO; David (Jessica) Rome of Perrysburg, OH; and Jacqueline Rome of Toledo, OH; 12 great-grandchildren; niece, Marsha Wendt of Findlay; and nephews, Bob Reider of Valrico, FL and DeWayne Wendt of Findlay.

Mary is preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Dora; husband, Jack; daughter, Susan Barrington; daughter-in-law, Patsy Barrington; siblings, Helen Kramer, Carl Wendt, and Annette Reider; and nephews, Ronald and Douglas Kramer. 

The family would like to extend their thanks to Dawn Halm and Kim Gabel for their special care of Mary over the years. 

A Funeral Mass for Mary will be held on Saturday, October 21 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 709 Croghan St. Fremont, Ohio beginning at 10:00AM. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to mass at the church. Burial will follow services at St. Joseph Cemetery, Fremont. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mary's name to St. Joseph Central Catholic High School or to a cause of the donor's choice. 

Herman-Karlovetz Funeral Home & Crematory, Fremont is honored to assist the Barrington family during this difficult time. 

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Mary Barrington, please visit our flower store.

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Visitation

Saturday, October 21, 2023

9:00 - 10:00 am (Eastern time)

St. Joseph Catholic Church

709 Croghan St, Fremont, OH 43420

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Mass

Saturday, October 21, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

St. Joseph Catholic Church

709 Croghan St, Fremont, OH 43420

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Burial

Saturday, October 21, 2023

11:00 - 11:30 am (Eastern time)

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