Marie Ruth McCrary
Marie Ruth McCrary
  • April 8, 1921 - January 7, 2018
  • Pacific Grove, California

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Marie McCrary, age 96, passed away peacefully at her home. A lifelong resident of the Monterey Peninsula, she was born at home in Monterey. Marie attended San Carlos Parochial School and graduated from Monterey Union High School. Her father owned the first candy/ice cream store on Alvarado Street in Monterey in 1914. Marie was a Parishioner of St. Angela Merici in Pacific Grove. She was also a member of Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Small Christian Community, and St. Vincent DePaul Society.
Marie is survived by her son, Fred, and his wife Patti, of Sparks, NV, two grandchildren and three great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Sol, in 1991; her parents, Edward and Philomena Elsen and two brothers, Alphonse and Paul Elsen.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Angela Merici Catholic Church in Pacific Grove next Tuesday, January 16 at 11:00 am followed by burial at San Carlos Cemetery in Monterey. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Angela Merici Food Cupboard, 146 8th Street, Pacific Grove, CA. 93950. Please visit to sign Marie's guest book and leave messages for her family.