Mary Coad

Obituary of Mary Catherine Coad

Mary Coad (nee Pashak) was born in Philadelphia, PA on September 19, 1944 and passed over on March 24, 2021, the fifth child of Berta and William Pashak. Mary was one of six children. She is survived by her husband Richard Coad of 47 years, and her children Tammy Marie Roll and John A. Romolini Jr., her ex-husband, John Romolini, Sr., father of Tammy and John, and her granddaughters Lauren Concetta Roll and Jennifer Anne Roll. She is survived by her siblings Elaine Price, Virginia Bess, John Pashak and his wife  Barbara and has joined her brothers who predeceased her William (Bud) and Bernard Pashak.  Mary is survived by nieces/nephews Karen Price, Kenny Price, Donna and Jimmy Bailey, William and Arlene Pashak, Wayne Pashak David Bess, John Pashak, Tabitha Downhill, Jereme Pashak, Heather Pashak, and Sebastian Pashak. As well as other nieces and nephews.


Mary loved her gardens and was always working to have them look better. Every home that she lived in had the best looking garden in the neighbor-hood. When people asked what did Mary do, the question was better phrased what didn’t Mary do, she was a wife to her husband, a mother to Tammy and John and a loving and devoted grandmother to her granddaughters Lauren and Jennifer. That was besides her gardening, she loved to go to the gym and exercise and always found lady friends to associate with. She loved shopping either for herself or family. She was an avid interior decorator and had a wonderful eye for taking different items and arranging them to fit the theme of the room. Every home that we lived in was nicely decorated. When she moved into the condo she shared with  her husband Richard she showed her skills at interior decorating with the condo meticulously decorated.


Mary loved traveling with trips to timeshares in Sedona AZ, Provincetown MA, Ocho Rios Jamaica, and trips to Italy, Germany, Austria, and Japan.


Mary also loved jewelry and started making her own jewelry including earnings, necklaces, pendants, rings, ankle bracelets and started making and selling jewelry with her granddaughter Jennifer primarily using beads and pendants from Italy and Swarovski crystals. Mary joined a beading group in Voorhees and enjoyed the time and exchange of ideas with the ladies at the beading get togethers.


Mary was also a wonderful cook and enjoyed having the family at her home for the holidays with homemade Italian dishes and desserts with a nicely set dinner table with all the necessary appointments.


A private service was held for Mary on March 30, 2021.


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