Mary Ellen Berggren, 75, of North Huntingdon, passed away Thursday, May 25, 2023 at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital.
She was born January 5, 1948 in Donora, a daughter of the late John and Mary Agnes (Kosko) Mihalic. Mary was a graduate of Mon Valley Catholic High School Class of '65 and was the social director for her classmates dinner group and social coordinator for their class reunions.
Prior to her retirement, Mary was an assistant branch manager for Mellon Bank/Citizens Bank in Donora for 41 years. She was a member of St. Agnes Parish where she was a Christian Mother and volunteered for Lenten fish fries.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings, John "Sonny" Mihalic (Madeline), Michael Mihalic (Denise), Marion Mihalic Manecci (John) and Dolores "Dolly" Mihalic Gondos. She is survived by her loving husband, Glenn Berggren; daughter, Jennifer Edgerton and her husband, James; son, Jason Berggren and his wife, Kim Williams; grandchildren, Ethan and Caitlin Edgerton and Reed Berggren; siblings, Arline Mihalic Sobek (Andrew), Patricia Mihalic Karki; brother-in-law, Bob Gondos; and many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 3-7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 30, 2023 at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA 15642. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Wednesday, May 31, 2023 at 10 a.m. in St. Agnes Church. Interment to follow in Irwin Union Cemetery. Memorials may be made to UPMC Hillman Center Excela Health. The family would like to thank Dr. Waas and the staff of UPMC Hillman Cancer Center at Excela Square Norwin for their kind and compassionate care of Mary Ellen. Her family is eternally grateful for the extra time they had with her. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com
Originally published May 26, 2023.