Mary Magdalene (Bubb) Hamm

On May 13, 2013, Mary Magdalene (Bubb) Hamm, of Lincoln Drive, passed away peacefully at the age of 94 at The Williamsport Home surrounded by her family. A daughter to Ralph and Rose Baier Bubb, she was born on Dec. 5, 1918, in Bastress, Pa.

She attended St. Mary’s High School and quit to work and care for her sick mother during the Depression. She valued education and always encouraged and taught her children its importance. She was to receive her high school diploma on June 2, 2013. She will receive it posthumously. That was her heart’s desire.

Mary was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church.

On June 15, 1940, she was married to Larue Joseph Hamm in Bastress, Pa. Mary was predeceased by her husband of 62 years on Oct. 14, 2002, and by a daughter, Janice.

She is survived by nine children, Denis L. (Connie), Joseph B. (Agnes), Williamsport, Clement R. (Marcia) of Glen Burnie, Md., Mary Rose (Ted) Kriner, Williamsport, Jeanette (Frank) Connelly, South Williamsport, Celine (Richard) Cummings, Linden, Pa., Gerald (Angel) Hamm, Williamsport, Anthony R. (Pamela) Hamm, Turbotville and Charles L. (Shirley) Hamm, Williamsport; and two brothers, Hubert (Pete) (Peg) Bubb, Williamsport and Paul (Helen) Bubb, Linden.

She was also predeceased by brothers and sisters, Lewis Bubb, Gerald Bubb, Ruth Nau, Rita Bubb, Harold Bubb and Helene Baier.

She loved children and is survived by 23 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren, most of whom spent time enjoying their grandmother.

She was a mother, helpmate and homemaker. Mary was especially known for her homemade bread and sweet rolls. Whenever they could, her grandchildren loved to sneak extra sweet rolls. Each year at the church carnivals, people would wait in line for Mrs. Hamm’s bread. No event was complete without her delicious peanut butter fudge.

The family will receive friends at the Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E. Third St., Williamsport, from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday evening with a family Rosary recited at 6:30 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Boniface Catholic Church, 326 Washington Blvd., with her pastor, Msgr. Stephen D. McGough, officiating followed by burial at St. Boniface Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully suggests memorial contributions in Mary’s name may be made to St. John Neumann Regional Academy, 901 Penn St., Williamsport, PA 17701, St. Boniface Catholic Church or a charity of your choice.